Tuesday, Coach Danny Hope (pictured) and three players met with the media to talk about Ohio State's looming visit, Purdue's turnover problem, a Sunday players-only meeting, among other things. For this, and news of a player departing, personnel changes and much more, check out this Ultimate Ticket...[details]
Personal: 2009: Moved from wide receiver to tight end during spring practice ... appeared in first two games before suffering season-ending shoulder injury.
2008: Moved from quarterback to wide receiver during spring practice ... appeared in all 12 games on special teams ... also saw action at receiver vs. Indiana on Nov. 22.
2007: Did not play.
2006: Did not play.
High School: Three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... ranked as No. 20 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals ... district Most Valuable Player as senior after completing 121 of 262 passes (46.2 percent) for 2,072 yards and 19 touchdowns with just three interceptions ... rushed for 427 yards on 126 carries (3.4 average) and 12 touchdowns ... team finished with 9-2 record and captured first-ever district championship ... coach was Mike Papas.
Personal: Given name is Jeffrey Scott Panfil ... born April 8, 1988 ... selling and sales management major ... interests include music and movies ... helped build houses on a mission trip to Haiti during summer of 2009 ... father, Doug, was an All-American offensive guard at Tulsa and selected in the eighth round of the 1979 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints; brother, Matt, played defensive end at TCU; brother, Nick, played soccer at Oklahoma State; and grandfather, F.A. Dry, was head coach at Tulsa (1972-76) and TCU (1977-82) ... cousins are former Boilermakers Ken Panfil (tackle, lettered 1951-52 and 1955) and Vince Panfil (offensive lineman, lettered 1985). - Purdue sports information