Aug 15, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Boilermakers wrapped up the final two-a-day of fall camp on Thursday as the team concluded with a practice in Ross-Ade Stadium in front of hundreds of fans for Fan Appreciation Day.
Fans watched as Rob Henry hit Shane Mikesky for a 70-yard touchdown pass during skelly drill, among several other exciting plays. Henry later hit Akeem Hunt for a 31-yard touchdown pass during the ones vs. twos offensive session. Purdue has mixed in several players at all positions this fall in order to compete for a spot on the ones, though no positions have been finalized yet.
Freshmen running backs Keith Byars II and Dalyn Dawkins had some impressive runs during the scrimmage. The running backs have impressed throughout camp thus far. Raheem Mostert, recently converted from wide receiver to running back, flashed some toughness as he pounded in a touchdown from three yards out during the scrimmage.
The Boilermakers stayed on the field following the practice to greet fans with pictures and autographs on the field. The team stayed for about 45 minutes to thank fans for all of their gracious support, especially this fall during camp. The team and athletic department are grateful to all the fans who have made it out and supported the team this fall.
Fans have just one more opportunity this fall to watch the team before the season starts. The last chance for fans to catch a glimpse of the Boilermakers prior to the season is on Saturday at roughly 11:15 a.m. ET inside Ross-Ade Stadium for the Jersey Scrimmage. All practices will be closed after Saturday’s scrimmage. The jersey scrimmage is a tradition that head coach Darrell Hazell brought to Purdue. It faces the offense against the defense with the winner earning the black jersey. The offense won the spring edition of the scrimmage and has been wearing black ever since.