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Purdue senior defensive end Ryan Kerrigan is known for his stamina.

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Kerrigan's success results from his stamina. He often plays up to 90 snaps per game -- an outrageous number for a defensive lineman -- and wears out tackles with his relentless pursuit of the ball-carrier. His ability to ward off fatigue was evident earlier this summer.

    "Our first 12, 13 practices, it was triple-digits heat wise," said Purdue coach Danny Hope. "A lot of guys lost weight, lost strength and wore down. He just kept getting stronger. His stamina really separates him."

    So does his strength. The 6-foot-4, 263-pound Kerrigan bench presses a mind-blowing 475 pounds (Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers, by comparison, bench presses 385 pounds), but still possesses the speed to blow by offensive linemen. He's repeatedly ripped down quarterbacks with one arm while jarring the ball loose with the other, allowing him to rack up 14 career forced fumbles, the most in Big Ten history.

    He's also been a leader. Purdue lost its entire starting secondary and four of its top five linemen entering 2010, forcing Kerrigan to anchor a developing unit. He responded with five sacks and three forced fumbles as the team raced to a 4-2 start, a span during which the defense allowed just 20.3 points per game.

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/ncaa/12/14/ryan-kerrigan/index.html#ixzz18P4MSeIJ
  2. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    Saw him in person vs. an 11-1 Michigan State team this year that shared the Big Ten title. This kid was a one man wrecking crew. Love to see the star on his helmet but it won't happen. Too much need on the Oline and secondary IMHO.
  3. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    I like this guy alot. Doubt they draft him unless they go to a 4-3. High motor guy will help whoever drafts him.
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    For 22 hours I have been worried about clicking on this thread because of the title.

  5. Cover 2

    Cover 2 Pessimists Unite!!!

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    I was shocked not to read a "That's what she said" comment.

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