Jackson Anthrop had a pair of touchdown catches in his first career game
Position group expected to play big role in 2017
The Boilermakers held their third practice of the spring Friday
The Boilermakers make just their second trip to Memorial Stadium
Blough throws for 468 yards, 5 touchdowns
Appeared 12 games as a reserve.
Caught 25 passes for 349 yards and three touchdowns on the year.
Had three receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown vs. No. 16 Louisville on Sept, 2.
Recorded a season-high four receptions for for 85 yards and a touchdown vs. Ohio on Sept. 8.
Caught two passes for 22 yards at Missouri on Sept. 16.
Had three catches for 29 yards and a touchdown vs. No. 8 Michigan on Sept. 23.
Caught a six-yard pass vs. Minnesota on Oct. 7.
Finished with a pair of receptions for 48 yards at No. 7 Wisconsin on Oct. 14.
Had a 23-yard reception vs. Nebraska on Oct. 28.
Tallied three receptions for 53 yards vs. Illinois on Nov. 4.
Caught a three-yard pass at Northwestern on No. 11.
Had three catches for 21 yards at Iowa on Nov. 18.
Caught two passes for 25 yards vs. Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 27.
Appeared in 11 games, making one start.
Caught 10 passes for 183 yards and four touchdowns on the year.
Had a 51-yard touchdown reception vs. Nevada on Sept. 24.
Finished with one reception for 14 yards at Maryland on Oct. 1.
Recorded a season-high three catches for 80 yards and a pair of touchdowns vs. Iowa on Oct. 15.
Had two receptions for 20 yards at No. 8 Nebraska on Oct. 22.
Caught two passes for 16 yards vs. No. 24 Penn State on Oct. 29.
Had a two-yard touchdown reception at Minnesota on Nov. 5.
Did not play.
Rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com and ESPN.com
Named All-State Division II-AA as a senior.
Also lettered in basketball (four years) and baseball (two years).
Given name is Brycen Avery Hopkins.
Born March 27, 1997.
Father, Brad, played football at the University of Illinois.
Is majoring in selling and sales management.