A look at the 2017 Purdue football season
News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Dec. 10 event to honor 16 seniors
Jackson Anthrop had a pair of touchdown catches in his first career game
Position group will look a little different this fall
Started all 11 games, making nine starts at right tackle and two at left tackle.
Started at right tackle as the Rams rushed for a season-high 226 yards and two touchdowns at Elon on Nov. 11.
Blocked for a ground game that ran for 180 yards and three touchdowns against Brown on Oct. 1.
Was part of line that helped Rams rush for 146 yards and allow just one sack against Albany on Sept. 10.
Started at right tackle and was part of line that helped Rams rush for 170 yards and allow just one sack at Kansas on Sept. 3.
2015 (RHODE ISLAND)
Started all 11 games at right tackle.
2014 (RHODE ISLAND)
Appeared in 11 games, making nine starts.
Key piece of line that allowed just 22 sacks all season, second fewest among CAA Football teams.
Made his collegiate debut as a reserve at right tackle in season opener at Marshall on Sept. 6.
2013 (RHODE ISLAND)
Did not play.
Played football all four years at Grafton HIGH SCHOOL and ran track in his first three years.
Captained the football team in 2012.
Was a member of the NUC Recruit Watchlist and the NUC Top Recruits.
Made the All-Star team 2010-2013.
Helped team win a league championship.
Given name is David Nils Steinmetz.
Born March 1, 1995.
Earned a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island in criminology and criminal justice.
Is pursuing a master’s degree in leadership.