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40 Days to Purdue Football: Tim Faison

Today we have a redshirt freshman linebacker from a pretty good Florida school.

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To me, the No. 40 jersey at Purdue will always be Mike Alstott. Some good linebackers have worn that jersey in the past, however, and today we have a young linebacker that will have to patiently wait his turn to play.

Tim Faison - Fr. (RS)

Tallahassee, FL (Amos P. Godby HS)

6'2", 211 pounds


2016 Projection: Reserve at Linebacker

Faison joins Austin Logan, Garrett Hudson, and Benaiah Franklin as players from Tallahassee on the roster. In fact, he was a high school teammate of incoming freshman receiver Franklin. Last season Faison redshirted because we had a lot of depth at linebacker, just as we do this season. In his senior season he had 50 tackles and six sacks to help Godby go 12-3. They reached the Florida Class 5A state championship game before losing to national power American Heritage 38-0.

Because of the depth ahead of him Faison may not play much this season, but there is always Special teams as an option.