April 12, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Many schools boast of tradition. But none can match Purdue's tradition of turning out top-flight quarterbacks.
Now, in an effort to recognize its heritage as the producer of great quarterbacks, Purdue University is asking fans to participate in the selection process to determine the top 12 Boilermakers at that position.
From a list of 31 signal-callers, dating to 1945, fans are asked to vote on-line for their top 12 in balloting that will continue through May 14, 2010.
The new "Cradle of Quarterbacks" list will be announced later in May, and a line of products - posters, calendars, shirts, etc. - will be available for sale by late summer.
A different quarterback will be highlighted each week during the 2010 season, and several of them will appear on campus during the season.
Proceeds from the sales will benefit the 12th Boiler Scholarship Fund, which is raising money through the John Purdue Club to eventually endow a Boilermaker football scholarship.
In 2004, The Sporting News included Purdue's quarterback tradition among its "101 Reasons To Love The Big Ten."
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