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16 Days to Purdue Football: Garrett Hudson

Today we feature the son of defensive coordinator Greg Hudson.

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Today we have a player that owes a lot to his father, as his dad is current defensive coordinator Greg Hudson.

Garrett Hudson - So.

Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Christian HS)

6'3", 240 pounds


2015 Projection: Contributor at linebacker/special teams

It has never been made clear if Hudson is on scholarship or if he is a "walk-on" while still getting his tuition covered because his dad is a member of the staff. Regardless, he has progressed well in his first two years on campus. After redshirting in 2013 he played last year as a reserve and on special teams. He appeared in five games and had a single tackle.

Right now he is projected to back up Ja'Whaun Bentley at the all-important middle linebacker position. He likely has the smarts for the position as a coaches' son, but Bentley is the better player right now. Because of that, Hudson provides us with needed depth.