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Josh Hayes and Jack Wegher Transfer from Purdue Football

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Purdue loses another player to transfer.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 06 Central Michigan at Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images

The expected attrition for Purdue football continues as another junior-to-be is leaving the program with two years of eligibility left. Yesterday it was Brian Lankford-Johnson. Today is it cornerback Josh Hayes.

Hayes played in nine games as a true freshman in 2016, making one start. He finished with 13 tackles and even had an interception in his first collegiate game against Eastern Kentucky. With the coaching change, however, he was limited this past season. he did not accumulate any stats this past season. With his experience he could have been in line to play more in 2018 since Purdue lost its top two corners.

As mentioned, Hayes will have two years of eligibility wherever he transfers. Since he did not play this past season (from what I can see) it could be considered a redshirt and he would have three if he drops down to FCS.

We do wish Josh the best, however. His departure puts us at 3 over now on the scholarship chart, which includes Rondale Moore.

UPDATE: Add Jack Wegher to the list too. Wegher had 4 carries for -5 yards, caught two passes for 37 yards, and returned one kickoff for 19 yards in 2016, but missed this last season with an injury. That leaves him with 3 years remaining:

Purdue Football Scholarship Grid January 16

Player Position ('18-'19) ('19-'20) ('20-'21) ('21-'22) ('22-'23)
Player Position ('18-'19) ('19-'20) ('20-'21) ('21-'22) ('22-'23)
Shane Evans OG Grad Transfer
Spencer Evans K Grad Transfer
Dexter Knox RB Senior (5)
Bearooz Yacoobi OL Senior (5)
Cole Herdman TE Senior (5)
David Blough QB Senior (5)
Keiwan Jones DT Senior (5)
Kirk Barron C Senior (5)
Tim Cason CB Senior (5)
Jacob Theineman S Senior (5)
Eric Swingler OL Senior (5)
Rob Simmons DE Senior
Ben Makowksi LS Senior
TJ Jallow S Senior
Ethan Smart OL Senior
Joe Schopper P Senior
Markell Jones RB Senior
Isaac Zico WR Senior
Ray Ellis DT Senior
Terry Wright WR Senior
Markus Bailey LB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Tario Fuller RB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Andy Chelf S Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Brycen Hopkins TE Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Chazmyn Turner DE Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Elijah Sindelar QB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jess Trussell TE Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Matt McCann OT Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Michael Little CB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Michael Mendez OL Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Peyton Truitt OL Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Richard Worship RB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Sawyer Dawson LB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Kai Higgins DE Junior Senior
Alex Criddle DT Junior Senior
Navon Mosley S Junior Senior
J.D. Dellinger K Junior Senior
Lorenzo Neal DT Junior Senior
Brandon Shuman CB Junior Senior
Benaiah Franklin WR Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Anthony Watts DT Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jared Sparks WR Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Grant Hermanns OL Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Simeon Smiley CB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Semisi Fakasiieiki LB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jackson Anthrop WR Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Keyron Catlett WR Sophomore Junior Senior
Derrick Barnes LB Sophomore Junior Senior
Darius Pittman TE Sophomore Junior Senior
Cornell Jones LB Sophomore Junior Senior
Tobias Larry LB Sophomore Junior Senior
Griffin Alstott QB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Robert McWilliams LB/DE Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Nicholas Sipe QB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Tyler Hamilton WR Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Dedrick Mackey DB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Mark Stickford OL Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jacob Abrams DB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Giovanni Hightower-Reviere DE Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
D’Jaundrae Edwards WR Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Viktor Beach OL Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
DeShon Washington OL Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Kenneth Major DB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Allen Daniels DT Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jaylan Alexander LB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jack Plummer QB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Elijah Ball DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Kadin Smith DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Charles Allen OG Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jack Cravaack TE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Byron Perkins CB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Eric Miller OT Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Lawrence Johnson DT Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Will Bramel OL Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jimmy McKenna OL Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jordan Bonner WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
K.J. Stokes DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Branson Deen DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jack Sullivan DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Amad Anderson WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jordan Rucker CB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Cory Trice DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jeff Marks DT Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Kory Taylor WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Evan Anderson RB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Payne Durham TE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Rondale Moore WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
George Karlaftis DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Total Scholarships Left -2 17 36 48 84
Total Scholarships Used 87 68 49 37 1