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Twelve former Purdue players to open 2015 season on 53-man rosters
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Eighteen former Purdue players open 2014 season on rosters.
2002: Moved from defensive tackle to offensive guard during fall camp ? earned scholarship at conclusion of fall camp ? Academic All-Big Ten ? appeared in 10 games, including six starts at left guard and one at center ? graded out at 80 percent or better in three games ... had season-high grade of 83 percent vs. Indiana on Nov. 23 ... started at center in place of injured Gene Mruczkowski vs. Washington in Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 ? missed Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio State games with high ankle sprain ... part of offensive line that helped Purdue lead Big Ten in total offense with 452.2 yards per game ... Boilermakers averaged 196.5 rushing yards per game (most under head coach Joe Tiller).
2001: Did not play after joining team as a walkon.
High School: Three-year letterwinner in wrestling ... member of state championship wrestling team ? played freshman football.
Personal: Given name is Nicholas Adam Hardwick ... born Sept. 12, 1981 ... management major ... enjoys flying airplanes ... mother, Linda, is a Purdue graduate.