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Purdue Football Player Countdown: #10 Amad Anderson Jr.

Today’s receiver had a very underrated freshman season.

NCAA Football: Purdue at Northwestern David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

As we know, Purdue has a ton of talent at receiver. One of the quietest contributors there is today’s player.

Amad Anderson Jr. - So.

Staten Island, NY (Curtis HS)

5’11”, 175 pounds

Wide Receiver

2020 Projection: Contributor at Wide Receiver

With Rondale Moore and David Bell exploding as freshmen we’re a little spoiled when it comes to first year receivers. Bell was obviously the story last season, but Anderson had a more typical debut for a freshman that is going to be a steady hand for four seasons. He ended up with a very solid 31 receptions for 343 yards and 3 touchdowns. That was good enough for fourth on the team behind Bell, Brycen Hopkins, and Jackson Anthrop. That’s really good when you consider a healthy Moore almost certainly takes a lot of those Anthrop catches if he is healthy.

Anderson was good from the beginning, catching 7 passes for 64 yards against Nevada. His best game was at Northwestern when he had 9 catches for 67 yards and a score. His late 54 yard TD reception put a small amount of salve on the TCU blowout.

It will be interesting to see where Anderson settles in going forward. He has a ton of talent behind him, but he has experience on his side along with Anthrop and Jared Sparks. How that settles out will be interesting.