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72 Days to Purdue Football: Sam Garvin

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It’s a transfer from IU.

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It is rare that Purdue gets a transfer from Indiana, but that is the case for today’s player.

Sam Garvin - Sr. (5)

Fishers, IN (Hamilton SE HS)

6’3”, 295 pounds

Offensive Line

2021 Projection: Potential starter.

Garvin started his career at Indiana in 2017 as a walk-on. There he earned Scout Team Player of the Week twice. He then decided to join the forced of good and transferred to Purdue in 2018, where he walked on and did not play. In 2019 he emerged as a solid player at center. He ended up playing in nine games and starting the last six. Last season he started five games, giving him 11 starts on the year.

Garvin is probably going to battle Gus Hartwig for the starting spot at center, but if he loses that spot he could potentially shift over to guard. With 11 starts ups front is has some of the most experience on the offensive line, and that will be very handy.