Final Boiler Bridge Walk, Pep Rally Set for Friday

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM The Boiler Bridge Walk gets under way when the team arrives around 5:40 p.m., but fans should arrive early to get a good spot on the Myers Bridge.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
The Boiler Bridge Walk gets under way when the team arrives around 5:40 p.m., but fans should arrive early to get a good spot on the Myers Bridge.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 21, 2012

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Senior Day
Purdue's 20 seniors, along with student managers and athletic trainers, will be recognized prior to Saturday's Old Oaken Bucket Game against Indiana.

This year, the ceremony will take place earlier than in the past, beginning at approximately 11:35 a.m. The seniors will be joined in the south end zone of Ross-Ade Stadium by family members and friends.

The senior players are running back Ralph Bolden, safety Max Charlot, offensive guard Peters Drey, wide receiver Atavian Edison, linebacker Nnamdi Ezenwa, linebacker Zack Heiniger, linebacker Antwon Higgs, fullback Derek Jackson, cornerback Josh Johnson, linebacker Robert Maci, quarterback Robert Marve, defensive end Eric Mebane, safety Chris Quinn, running back Gavin Roberts, center Rick Schmeig, running back Akeem Shavers, defensive tackle Kawann Short, quarterback Caleb TerBush, wide receiver Tommie Thomas and tight end Crosby Wright.

The senior managers are Brad Andrews, Tim Clifford, Vince Quinones, Erin Simon and Will Thornburg.

The senior athletic trainers are Sara Campbell and Pierre Nesbit.

Kickoff Saturday is noon ET.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The final Boiler Bridge Walk of the 2012 Purdue football season is set for Friday. It will be followed by the final pep rally.

Every Friday before home games, members of the Purdue football team meet and greet their fellow citizens of Lafayette and West Lafayette as they walk across the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge.

Fans of all ages are invited to join Purdue Pete, the spirit squad, Boilermaker Special and community leaders.

The team is dropped off near the Sonya L. Margerum Fountain on the West Lafayette side of the bridge and walk across to Riehle Plaza. Team members hand out giveaway items each week.

This week, the Purdue players and coaches will hand out a cornucopia of promotional items.

The Boiler Bridge Walk gets under way when the team arrives around 5:40 p.m., but fans should arrive early to get a good spot on the Myers Bridge.

The pep rally will start at 7 p.m. near the food court on the lower level of the Purdue Memorial Union and run approximately 45 minutes. Purdue Pete, the spirit squad and pep band will be on hard, as well as the Goldusters. Two Purdue players will address the crowd.

Pappy's Sweet Shop will give the first 100 Purdue students free breaded tenderloin sandwiches, chips and a beverage (while supplies last), and also will be handing out ice cream scoops redeemable for free ice cream. The first 150 students who show their VIP card or game ticket for Saturday's football game against Indiana will receive a t-shirt.

Kickoff for the Old Oaken Bucket game noon ET, and tickets are available. Click here for more information or here to purchase online.

Happy Thanksgiving!