The Boilermakers were back on campus for Friday morning's practice
Team Black will take on Team Gold on Saturday in the Spring Game at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Austin Appleby, Ryan Russell, and assistant coach Rubin Carter talked to Boilermaker All-Access afterwards.
A veteran with 28 years of coaching experience, Carter joins the Purdue staff after spending the previous season as the defensive line coach at Towson University. In his one year at Towson, Carter helped lead the Tigers to a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title with a unit that ranked 13th nationally in total defense and 20th in sacks per game.
Carter has coaching experience on all levels of football, having served as the defensive line coach in the National Football League with the Denver Broncos (1987-88), Washington Redskins (1999-2000) and New York Jets (2001-03); on the collegiate level at New Mexico (2009-11), Temple (2004-05), Maryland (1997-98), San Jose State (1995-96) and Howard (1989-93) and on the prep level at Miami (Fla.) Killian High School (1994-95). He also spent three seasons as the head coach at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee (2005-07).
A 1974 All-American nose tackle at Miami (Fla.), Carter went on to spend 12 seasons in the NFL with Denver. A member of the famed “Orange Crush” defense, he played on five AFC West championship teams and in two Super Bowls (1978, 1987). In 1977, Carter was featured on a Sports Illustrated cover which touted him as “The Prototype NT in the 3-4 Defense.”