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

Spencer Evans: Evans, the former Baylor walk on, came to Purdue after sitting out a year due to the scandal that occurred at Baylor. Spencer was expected to compete with J.D. Dellinger for the kicking job, but he outright won the job this season after splitting last season with J.D.

Evans has more tattoos than probably anyone on the team. His most memorable moment for me was kicking the game winning field goal vs Iowa, after we let them back in the game. Thank you Spencer for being a Boiler.

Brian Bravo: Bravo was a highly rated kicker in high school from Kohl’s kicking, but he was buried with Dellinger and Evans in front of him. We have yet to see him truly play this year. Maybe we will see the walk on kicker kick off a few times on Senior Day.

Ben Makowski: Ben is the rare long snapper on a scholarship. He has played in every single game since his freshman year at Purdue. He has been one of the most reliable long snappers in the nation, with very few of his snaps turning into blocks. Ben has a chance to make a NFL roster next year as a long snapper, as the NFL is always trying to find new long snappers for cheap. The Penn High School graduate has been a mainstay these last four seasons, pairing up nicely with Joe Schopper. Thank you, Ben. Boiler Up!

Ryan Sadkowski: Ryan had the job of being the back up to one of the best Purdue long snappers ever. Ryan did not join the team until 2016 as a walk on. Ryan is already pursuing his masters. Ryan has been a great boost to team GPA as he was Academic B1G last season, which can be assumed that it will happen again this season. Thank you, Ryan!

Joe Schopper: The Cathedral product punter A LOT his first two seasons as a Boilermaker, doing his best to flip field position as he averaged over 40 yards per punt his first two seasons. His third season and first under Brohm, he averaged right around 40 again.

This season, his average has went all the way up to 44 yards per punt, it is feasible to think he may kick on Sundays at some point. Not only has Joe been great on the field, he has been great in the classroom as well, as he has earned honors of academic all B1G. Thank you, Joe, you have been a great Boilermaker!