Rob Henry, who played two seasons (2005-06) at Corinth before moving to Florida with his family, was supposed to start at quarterback for Purdue.
But Henry, a redshirt sophomore, tore up his knee last week and will be sidelined.
Henry took over as starter last season after Robert Marve suffered a season-ending knee injury. Henry led Purdue to conference-opening victories over Northwestern and Minnesota but injured a finger in a loss to Ohio State, and that limited his effectiveness.
After a 4-2 start, Purdue lost its last six games in a row.
Henry played in 11 games, with seven starts, and completed 86 of 162 passes for 996 yards with eight TD passes and seven interceptions. He also had 104 carries for a team-high 547 yards and four TDs, becoming the first quarterback in school history to lead the team in both passing and rushing.
Purdue opens its season on Saturday at home against Middle Tennessee.
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