It has been a busy offseason already in B1G country, and we have not even reached the first week of bowl season. Many players have already made decisions on transferring, playing in bowl games, or declaring for the NFL Draft.

Purdue is one of the latest to lose a star player for the NFL. Running back Zander Horvath has accepted an invitation to play in the Hula Bowl next month on Jan. 15 in the Bounce House in Orlando, FL.

According to Mike Carmin of, Horvath is not returning for the 2022 season.

He is still expected to play in Purdue’s bowl game against Tennessee on Dec. 30.

This season for the Boilermakers, Horvath played in 7 games, carrying the ball 74 times for 262 yards on 3.5 yards per carry with 3 touchdowns. He also had 15 receptions for 87 yards on 5.8 yards per reception. In 5 years with the program, Horvath ran the ball 251 times for 1,123 yards on 4.5 yards per carry and had 8 touchdowns. He caught the ball 66 times for 571 yards on 8.7 yards per catch and had a touchdown reception.

Purdue faces Tennessee in the TransPerfect Music City Bowl on ESPN Thursday, Dec. 30 at 3:00 ET.