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2015: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 10 games, making eight starts … took over as the starting quarterback in the fourth game of the season vs. Bowling Green … completed 169 of 293 passing attempts (.577) for 1,574 yards with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions on the year … rushed for 94 yards on 67 attempts with four touchdowns … made first collegiate appearance as a reserve against Indiana State on Sept. 12 … was 3 of 7 for 11 yards as a reserve vs. Virginia Tech on Sept. 19 … threw for a career-high 340 yards and a pair of touchdowns in first start against Bowling Green on Sept. 26. Completed 29 of 39 passes with one interception against the Falcons … was 15 of 31 for 136 yard with a touchdown and an interception at No. 2 Michigan State on Oct. 3 … finished 21 of 49 for 207 yards with a touchdown and three picks vs. Minnesota on Oct. 10 … completed 15 of 31 passing attempts for 136 yards at Wisconsin on Oct. 17 … named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after going 28 of 43 for 274 yards and four touchdowns, including a career-long 83-yard strike to DeAngelo Yancey, against Nebraska on Oct. 31. Also rushed for 82 yards on 10 carries against the Huskers, including a 56-yard touchdown, to become the first Purdue player to account for five touchdowns in a game since quarterback Curtis Painter did so against Indiana on Nov. 22, 2008 … completed 29 of 47 attempts for 174 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions vs. Illinois on Nov. 7 … went 26 of 45 for 287 yards with a touchdown and an interception at Northwestern on Nov. 14. Tossed a 68-yard touchdown pass to Domonique Young on Purdue’s first offensive play from scrimmage against the Wildcats … was 3 of 5 for nine yards at No. 6 Iowa on Nov. 21 before leaving the game with a head injury … did not play against Indiana on Nov. 28.
2014: Did not play.
High School: Three-year letterwinner … three-star prospect by 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com … named Elite 11 quarterback … four-time winner of Crimson Honor in football … week 10 Texas High School Player of the Week as a senior … two-time team MVP his junior and senior year … threw for 17 touchdowns as a junior … threw for 14 touchdowns as a senior … amassed 57 total touchdowns in high school career … totaled 5,800 yards in high school career … high school coach was Jay Cline … played for the same high school as former Purdue defensive end Ryan Russell.
Personal: Given name is David Marshall Blough … born July 31, 1995 … majoring in organizational leadership and supervision … enjoys ping pong, chess and golf ... has volunteered for four mission trips to South Africa with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.