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78 Days Until Purdue Football: Grant Hermanns

The starting left tackle is on tap.

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Today we have the man that has the job of protecting Elijah Sindelar’s blindside.

Grant Hermanns - RS Sophomore

Albuquerque, New Mexico (Rio Rancho HS)

6’7”, 295 Pounds

Offensive Tackle

2018 Projection: Starting Left Tackle

Last season, Grant started the first six games at left tackle for us. Then, he sustained a season ending knee injury. I believe it was a torn ACL.

Lucky for us, torn ACLs are not as big as a deal as they used to be. Grant should be back to full health this season and be our starting Left Tackle once again. Another thing we are lucky with, is Grant will be there for 3 more seasons, solidifying that position.

Not only is Grant a great football player, he was Academic All-B1G this past season. Having a big, athletic left tackle is a luxury. Having a big, smart and athletic left tackle is even better, as he can help Barron with all of the calls on the line.

Expect Grant to make a huge impact this year on the offensive line.