This evening we have Kyle Adams for our countdown to kickoff for Purdue’s 2023 season. Adams is a graduate of West Lafayette High School where he set nearly every school record at the quarterback position while also setting the state record for passing yards in a game (571) and completions in a season (294). He also holds two of the top ten single season passing yards and 21st in career passing yards (8,554). He attended James Madison University after graduation where he was named CAA Football Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2020, Spring 2021), President’s List (Fall 2020), and JMU Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete (Fall 2020, Spring 2021. Adams did transfer to Purdue after the 2021 season.
Adams’ presence on the roster gives Purdue a rather unique distinction in college football as they currently have three active quarterbacks who have taken snaps at the Division 1 level (Hudson Card-Texas, Bennett Meredith-Arizona State). Adams was said to have played his way up the depth chart this spring and vaulted himself solidly into the second backup to Hudson Card, in essence jumping Brady Allen (who eventually transferred).
It’s always great to see local talent make their way onto the roster at Purdue University and hopefully over the next two season, we get a chance to see Kyle take some snaps as Purdue is running away from some of their opponents.
Update: Adams’ role may have suddenly increased with the arrest of Bennett Meredith’s OWI earlier in the week. Adams may now be squarely in at the backup position behind Hudson Card.