The new quarterback at Purdue is a Corinth native who once served as a football ball boy at Kossuth.
Redshirt freshman Rob Henry will be taking the snaps on Saturday as the Boilermakers (2-2) open their Big Ten schedule at Northwestern (5-0).
Henry and his family left Corinth for Ocala, Fla., where he blossomed as a high school quarterback at Trinity High School.
“We read about Trinity Catholic in a magazine and decided this was where I wanted to come learn how to play quarterback,” Henry said in a 2008 interview with the Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner.
He was recruited by Ole Miss and Florida but those schools wanted him to change position. Purdue recruited him as a quarterback.
Henry (6-2, 198) started the fall as the Boilermakers’ No. 3 quarterback but has stepped up after a season-ending injury to starter Robert Marve. The original backup, Caleb TerBush, was ruled academically ineligible.
In three games, Henry has passed for 233 yards and rushed for 167.
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