Purdue will need a new kicker in 2016, and today's player is a walk-on that could compete for the role.
Tyler Duncan - So.
Danville, CA (De La Salle HS)
5'11", 190 pounds
2016 Projection: Reserve at Kicker
Purdue has already recruited J.D. Dellinger to replace the departed Paul Griggs, and with as much as Griggs struggled last season it is a surprise that someone like Duncan never got a look. He comes from the powerhouse Southern California program De La Salle, which once won a record 151 straight games before finally losing in 2004.
In Duncan's senior season of 2013 De La Salle had a rare loss, as they fell in the state finals to St. John Bosco for their first defeat in two years. He finished the season with two passing attempts and 58 of 67 made PATs. He missed his only field goal attempt of the year too. The year before when De La Salle went 15-0 he was 55 of 65 on PATs and 1 of 2 on field goals, hitting a 29 yarder.
After a redshirt year and last year as a walk-on it would seem unlikely that Duncan attempts a kick in a game, but he is a fallback option if needed.