In just his team's third practice of spring, Purdue donned full gear and conducted its first Boiler drill. This plus notes on Jeff Lindsay and the young tight ends, as well a the offensive line and linebackers here in this Ultimate Ticket GoldandBlack.com practice report.[details]
Personal:Post-Training Camp 2007 Update: Erwin missed the back part of camp with a strained abdominal muscle. When healthy, he was fighting to stave off Brandon King to be Purdue's No. 1 free safety.
2006: Named to Big Ten All-Freshman Team by The Sporting News ... started all 14 games ... tied for Big Ten lead with four fumble recoveries (also David Lindquist of Illinois and LaMarr Woodley of Michigan) ... four fumble recoveries ties school record (also Jim Wood, 1974; Fred Arrington, 1977; Mike Marks, 1980; Niko Koutouvides, 2001; and Shaun Phillips, 2003) ... had 46 tackles (31 solo, 15 assists) and one pass breakup ... tied school record with two fumble recoveries to go with six tackles (5 solo, 1 assist) at Iowa on Oct. 7 ... had five tackles (3 solo, 2 assists) vs. Wisconsin on Oct. 21 ... recovered fumbles vs. Penn State on Oct. 28 and at Michigan State on Nov. 4 ... had season-high eight tackles (6 solo, 2 assists) vs. Maryland in Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 29.
High School: First team all-county as senior after recording 33 tackles, 10 pass breakups and five interceptions as senior cornerback and safety ... caught 19 passes for 285 yards (15.0 average) and three touchdowns and had 11 carries for 56 yards (5.1 average) ... returned a kickoff for a touchdown ... played in North-South All-Star Game as wide receiver and had three receptions for 75 yards ... coach was Mickey Conn ... county champion in 200 meters and 400 meters his junior year.
Personal: Given name is Brandon Tyler Erwin ... born Sept. 8, 1987 ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... interests include basketball, movies and music.