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ZAC ELLIS
August 21, 2012
Schemes and dreams: A galvanizing defensive guru might be just what a deep, experienced team needs to take the next step
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August 21, 2012

Purdue Boilermakers

Schemes and dreams: A galvanizing defensive guru might be just what a deep, experienced team needs to take the next step

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KEY RETURNEES

KR-WR RAHEEM MOSTERT SOPHOMORE

As a freshman Mostert led the nation in kickoff return yards per game (33.5), including a 99-yard TD return in the Little Caesars Bowl. Mostert spent time at running back last fall but also played slot receiver in the spring to exploit his playmaking.

RB AKEEM SHAVERS SENIOR

Shavers generated 519 yards and six touchdowns on the ground as a backup in 2011. After starter Ralph Bolden suffered the third ACL tear of his career in the regular-season finale, Shavers ran for 149 yards in the Little Caesars Bowl to garner MVP honors.

QB CALEB TERBUSH SENIOR

TerBush was thrust into the starting role when Rob Henry was injured less than two weeks before the 2011 opener. The 6' 5" 225-pounder wasn't intercepted in the final four games.

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