Purdue travels to East Lansing for the third time in four meetings
The game is the annual Hammer Down Cancer day
Saturday is Family Day at Ross-Ade Stadium
The home opener is Military Appreciation and Band Day
The Boilermakers open the season Sunday on the road
2014: Did not play.
2013: Appeared in seven games as a reserve.
2012: Did not play.
High School: Three-star prospect and rated as the No. 18 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com … three-star recruit by Scout.com … rated as the No. 20 combo passer in the nation by analyst Tom Lemming … completed 64 percent of his passes with 17 touchdowns and five interceptions as a senior, and totaled 1,296 passing yards … 2011 first team all-state ... averaged 8.5 yards per carry, gaining 675 yards on 79 carries with eight rushing touchdowns in 2011 … as a junior threw for 1,358 yards and ran for 971 in 2010 ... threw for 15 scores and ran for eight … also earned four varsity letters in track ... holds Dade Christian record in the 400-meters and ran a 22.1 in the 200 as a junior ... high football school coach was Mike Sonneborn.
Personal: Given name is Bilal Thurgood Marshall ... born Feb. 5, 1994 ... majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.