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65 Days to Purdue Football: Ben Makowski

Ben Makowski started from day 1 as a true freshman at long snapper.

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Long snapping is winning! When was the last time Purdue had a bad snap on a punt or kick placement? It has been awhile because our long snappers are awesome. Today's player keeps up that tradition.

Ben Makowski -€” So.

Osceola, IN (Penn HS)

6'2", 262 pounds

Long Snapper

2016 Projection: Starter at Long Snapper

Makowski was one of the few true freshmen to start every game last season. He was the No. 6 recruited long snapper in the nation according to Chris Sailer Kicking, and his play showed. Delivering a long snap perfect every time, then running downfield into coverage is not an easy task. Makowski never had a bad snap from what I saw, and he even managed a tackle in a game.

Makowski used his unique skill to earn a scholarship and he is studying aviation management. He is already well on his way to being a four year starter, too, which is rare.