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84 Days to Purdue Football: Jess Trussell

We have a big Texas blocking TE today.

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Purdue Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Jersey numbers in the 80s tend to be the domain of receivers and tight ends. Today we have another tight end that should move up the depth chart a little this year.

Jess Trussell – So.

Arlington, TX (James Martin HS)

6’6’”, 242 pounds

Tight End

2017 Reserve at tight end

Trussell is mostly a big reserve blocking tight end. Since the Brohmfense is not afraid to use TEs (unlike the Shoopfense), he could have a larger role. He has the size to be an excellent blocker, and in red zone situations he could be a troublesome matchup.

Trussell played a fair amount in the spring game, but did not catch a pass. He is very likely the No. 3 tight end behind Cole Herdman and Brycen Hopkins right now, but expect to see him some on goal line situations as a blocker.