August 25, 2006

Catching on

In his final two seasons of high school football at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, tight end Kyle Adams caught all of 17 passes.

Purdue receivers in recent years have caught that many passes in a single game.

It's not that Adams couldn't catch the ball; it's just that he never got much of an opportunity.

During Adams' prep career, Westlake ran a run-first-second-and-third kind of offense, and when it did pass, it had a couple of other Division I prospects to throw to. So, Adams was relegated mainly to blocking.

How things have changed.

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