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1 Day To Purdue Football: Akeem Hunt and Brandon Roberts

One player will redshirt, but one could leave Purdue as its best ever kickoff returner.

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This is it! The final day of the countdown features a cornerback who may not play, and a player that could be an all-time Purdue record-holder by the time he leaves.

Brandon Roberts - Fr.

Naylor, GA (Lowndes HS)

5'11", 174 pounds

Cornerback

2014 Projection: Probable redshirt

Because of the sheer depth in front of him, Roberts is likely going to redshirt this year. He was a three-star recruit and is a promising defensive back recruit. He had five picks defensively last season for his high school and five offensive touchdowns. He also has the very rare football player major of pre-veterinary science.

Akeem Hunt - Sr.

Covington, GA (Newton HS)

5'10", 183 pounds

Running Back

2014 Projection: Contributor at running back/kick returner

The final player in the countdown may be the one with the most experience overall on the entire roster. Akeem Hunt has been a big play threat and major contributor for three years now and more of the same is expected in 2014. For his career he has 1,086 yards and 5 TDs rushing, 52 receptions for 548 yards and four touchdowns, and 1,666 yards and two touchdowns on kickoff returns. The kickoff return yardage has him second in Purdue history behind Dorien Bryant, who had 2,125 yards on returns in his career.

Hunt will split time in Purdue's backfield with Raheem Mostert, who is also Bryant in return yards with 1,558. The pair will both play a large role in Purdue's success in 2014, starting tomorrow!