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81 Days Until Purdue Football: Colin Sullivan

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The young and talented wide receiver is coming out of a redshirt season.

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How will Coach Brohm utilize the talent at wide receiver?
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2020 was a weird year for everyone. For Colin Sullivan I would imagine it was the first year in a long time in which he didn’t suit up and play competitive football. Sullivan played varsity football all four years of high school. After recording 1,204 yards in a 10 game season as a senior in high school the then freshman out of Round Rock, Texas took a redshirt season. He appeared in no games in 2020 but rather spent the season learning the playbook and transforming his body.

Collin Sullivan - Redshirt Freshman

Round Rock, TX (Round Rock HS)

6’2”, 200 pounds

Wide Receiver

2021 Projection: Reserve Wide Receiver/Special Teams Contributor

One area that might allow Sullivan to see the field a lot earlier than all of his other compatriots at the wide receiver position is that he returned both kicks and punts while in high school. Purdue has had some trouble with returners holding onto the ball recently. If Sullivan can prove a reliable set of hands as well as the occasional playmaker I don’t see why he wouldn’t get a shot on the return team.