The Boilermakers will be short a receiver as they take the field this fall.

On Wednesday, redshirt senior wideout Broc Thompson announced that he has medically retired from football after battling repeated injuries.

Thompson had a career-high 30 receptions and 457 yards in his first season with the Boilermakers after transferring in from Marshall in 2021. Thompson spent the first two years of his collegiate career with the Thundering Herd. Thompson was named MVP of 2021’s Music City Bowl after recording 7 catches for 217 yards and 2 touchdowns in the game. His performance helped Purdue to a 48-45 overtime win over Tennessee.

Although a standout in his first year with Purdue, Thompson was hampered by injuries afterward.

The wideout was able to play just 2 games last season before a knee injury ended his year. He has dealt with significant lower body injuries throughout his career, undergoing 5 surgeries in the last 4 years. Thompson ends his career with 14 appearances, 33 catches, and 485 yards for the Boilermakers.

In a video shared on Instagram, he said he plans to pursue a career in coaching.


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