All you can eat: Purdue's Paul Piferi describes new meal schedule as he transitions from QB to TE
It’s not very often that you hear about a quarterback making a transition to the tight end position. But in West Lafayette, that’s what Paul Piferi is attempting to do as a way to best help Purdue on the field in 2020.
Last week, Tom Dienhart of Gold and Black Illustrated reported that Piferi — who would likely be Purdue’s fourth-string quarterback this season — is instead transitioning to tight end. With Jack Plummer, Aidan O’Connell and Austin Burton all competing for the starting QB job, making a position switch was probably the best move for Piferi to see the field.
And while his 6-foot-5, 230-pound frame certainly would allow him to make the switch, Purdue still wants the former QB to put on some weight and muscle before he starts hitting the field. In a Big Ten Network clip, the redshirt freshman described what his new eating habits were like.
Spoiler alert: he’s eating a lot more food, and a lot more often, these days:
Us WFH 🤝 @paul_piferi16
Eating 5-6 meals a day pic.twitter.com/b3WfUoLin8
— Purdue On BTN (@PurdueOnBTN) October 9, 2020
Sounds like just about every college student’s dream, right?
Last season was Piferi’s first in West Lafayette, and even though Purdue went through quite a few quarterbacks last season, he wasn’t able to get on the field. We’ll see how quickly he’s able to carve out a role with the Boilermakers at the tight end spot.
Purdue opens the season on Saturday, Oct. 24 against Iowa.