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Purdue quarterback Kirsch declares for NFL draft

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue quarterback Brandon Kirsch
will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

"I had a good time at Purdue, but I feel that it's time for me
to move on," Kirsch said Friday in a news release issued by the
school. "I went through the evaluation process, talked to a lot of
people and got some good reviews. That made the decision a little
easier."

Last season, Kirsch started six times and played in eight games,
completing 59.1 percent of his passes for 1,727 yards with seven
touchdowns and eight interceptions.

In 25 career games, including 12 starts, Kirsch completed 59.7
percent of his passes for 3,532 yards with 23 touchdowns and 16
interceptions. He rushed for 757 yards on 165 carries and five
touchdowns.

"I think the NFL is in Brandon's heart, and he should follow
his heart," Purdue coach Joe Tiller said.