No, this is not a typo. There are three players wearing No. 2 this year. Curry is a tight end, Hunte is a cornerback, and Sindelar is a quarterback. As long as they are not on the field at the same time we're good, and with Sindelar facing a likely redshirt that makes this a slightly less crowded spot on the countdown.
Jonathan Curry - Jr.
Phenix City, AL
6'2", 249 pounds
2015 Projection: Contributor on Special Teams
Curry is listed as a tight end, but he might be used in short yardage situations as a lead fullback. He was rated highly as a TE coming out of high school, but he has yet to see the field on offense. He has 11 games experience on special teams, and given Purdue's dearth of tight ends on the roster we could see a little more of him.
Curry was an Academic all-Big Ten selection last season, at least.
Da'Wan Hunte - So.
Miami, FL (Miami Central HS)
5'9", 175 pounds
2015 Projection: reserve at Cornerback
This weekend on ESPN I caught a bit of a high school game that likely had some verbal jawing in the Purdue locker room behind it. Miami Central, which produced Hunte, played DeMatha Catholic, the alma mater of Ja'Whaun Bentley.
Hunte's Miami Central lost 38-14, but the elder Hunte enters his third year at Purdue looking for more experience. As a redshirt freshman last season he had two tackles in five appearances on special teams. He enters this season as the backup to Frankie Williams, but will likely play quite a bit as a reserve. He, too, was an academic all-Big Ten selection last year.
Elijah Sindelar - Fr.
Princeton, KY (Caldwell County HS)
6'4", 216 pounds
2015 Projection: Likely redshirt
Sindelar may be the future at quarterback for us. He enrolled early even after tearing his ACL and already has a spring practice (albeit limited) under his belt. He was named the Kentucky Mr. Football and Gatorade Player of the Year on his way to being a 4-star prospect. With Austin Appleby winning the starting job and David Blough on the roster it looks like Sindelar is headed toward a redshirt unless absolutely needed. That may be a good thing, given his injury.
Sindelar broke almost every Kentucky high school passing record and threw for 3,609 yards and 49 touchdowns last year. He is a big, tall, pocket passer that has excellent accuracy (70 percent completion rate last year) and even though he is likely sitting this year, the future is bright.