Expected to compete for the starting job at Purdue this season, quarterback Danny Etling has now decided to transfer from the school. He was grated his release Thursday and will seek to finish his college football career elsewhere.
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“We appreciate all the hard work and dedication that Danny has put into the Purdue program,” Purdue coach Darrell Hazell said. “We wish him nothing but the best in his future both on and off the football field.”
At the end of spring practice, Appleby had not separated himself from Etling and the rest of the quarterbacks in the wide-open race for the starting job. Redshirt freshman David Blough and true freshman Elijah Sindelar are still in the competition though Etling’s departure leaves Appleby as the only scholarship player with game experience at the position.
As mentioned in Patterson’s story, junior Austin Appleby should now be leaned on as the starter, as he ended last year as the Boilermakers’ starter.
Etling started 12 games in his career at Purdue, and finishes with 2,490 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He will have two years of eligibility left at the next school he chooses.
Purdue is set to open their season on September 6 at Marshall.