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Brandon Kirsch
Brandon Kirsch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lebanon, Pa.

High School:
Cedar Crest

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 208

Position:
Quarterback



11/24/2014

Football Game Notes - vs. Indiana

Purdue takes on Indiana for the 117th time in series history.

Career: Ranks 15th on Purdue career passing touchdowns list with 16 and 19th with 1,805 passing yards ... has one 100-yard rushing game.

2004: Appeared in six games, including two starts ... completed 58 of 94 passes (61.7 percent) for 711 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions ... rushed for 88 yards on 35 carries (2.5 average) with one touchdown ... threw 47-yard touchdown pass vs. Syracuse on Sept. 5 ... scored on 10-yard run vs. Ball State on Sept. 11 ... relieved injured Kyle Orton in third quarter at Northwestern on Oct. 30 and completed 5 of 9 passes for 67 yards ... also rushed for 32 yards on seven carries in that game ... made first start since 2002 season for injured Orton at Iowa on Nov. 6 and posted career-high numbers of 25 completions, 43 attempts, 280 yards and three touchdowns ... started vs. Ohio State on Nov. 13 and completed 22 of 34 passes for 210 yards with two touchdowns ... threw career-long 61 yard pass for touchdown vs. Indiana on Nov. 20.

2003: Appeared in three games as reserve before re-injuring right (throwing) shoulder initially sustained as high school baseball player ... completed 3 of 4 passes for 27 yards and one touchdown ... had 10 carries for 48 yards (4.8 average) ... was 3 for 3 for 27 yards, including 8-yard touchdown pass, vs. Arizona on Sept. 20 ... also had five rushes for 45 yards in that game.

2002: Appeared in eight games, including four starts ... one of merely 18 true freshmen in the country to start at quarterback ... completed 79 of 134 passes (59.0 percent) for 1,067 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions ... third on team with 423 rushing yards on 72 carries (team-leading 5.9 average) with three touchdowns ... average of 5.9 yards per carry led Big Ten quarterbacks and is highest-ever by a Purdue quarterback ... 423 rushing yards rank third in school history among quarterbacks ... was sacked merely six times ... made first appearance vs. Illinois State on Aug. 31 and completed 3 of 6 passes for 33 yards, including 20-yard touchdown pass to Jameson Evans ... came in for injured Kyle Orton at Iowa on Oct. 5 and completed 13 of 21 passes for 163 yards while rushing for 49 yards on six carries with a touchdown ... completed 14 of 22 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 57 yards on 10 carries in relief of Orton at Illinois on Oct. 12 ... made first start vs. Michigan on Oct. 19 and completed 17 of 32 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 81 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown ... entered record book at Michigan State on Nov. 16, posting only the fifth 100-yard rushing game by a Purdue quarterback (125 yards on 21 carries with a touchdown) and recording only the seventh game in school history with 100 yards in two statistical categories (also season-high 208 yards passing on 13 of 25 with two touchdowns) ... threw season-long 60-yard pass for a touchdown to John Standeford vs. Indiana on Nov. 23.

High School: Ranked as No. 9 quarterback in Northeast by SuperPrep, No. 12 pro-style quarterback in nation by Rivals.com and No. 21 quarterback in nation by Student Sports ... first team all-state, first team all-county and league Most Valuable Player as senior after completing 115 of 198 passes (58.0 percent) for 1,950 yards and 26 touchdowns ... rushed for 515 yards on 88 carries (5.9 average) and two touchdowns ... named second team all-county both his sophomore and junior seasons ... honorable mention all-state as junior ... completed 104 of 186 passes (55.9 percent) for 1,595 yards and 20 touchdowns as junior and 78 of 162 passes (48.1 percent) for 1,178 yards and 14 touchdowns as sophomore ... career totals were 300 of 552 passing (54.3 percent) for 4,808 yards and 61 touchdowns with 241 rushes for 1,142 yards (4.7 average) and 10 touchdowns ... coach was Gene Fuhrman ... also played baseball and basketball.

Personal: Given name is Brandon Michael Kirsch ... born Oct. 13, 1983 ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... enjoys bowling and listening to music.