Samford’s kicker Mitchell Fineran announced on Tuesday that he would join the Purdue football team as a graduation transfer in 2021. He scored 34 field goals in his college career.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue football added another transfer to its program on Tuesday. Mitchell Fineran, who graduated from Samford, announced on social media that he would join the Boilermakers in the 2021 season.
“I graduated from Samford University with my undergraduate degree and decided to pursue my master’s and athletic career elsewhere,” said Fineran on his Twitter account on Tuesday. “Samford gave me more than I could have earned.”
Over three seasons with the Bulldogs, Fineran had 32 of 43 field goal attempts, good for 74.4%. He was also successful in 109 out of 111 attempts at extra points. He will attempt to replace former Boilermaker J.D.Dellinger’s long university career.
Dellinger, in five seasons at Purdue, made 40 of his 54 field goal attempts and lost just one extra point in 112. His only failed extra point attempt came in 2016.
Fineran, joining the Boilermakers squad, will be the team’s most experienced kicker. Purdue has four other substitutes in the squad, but none have attempted a field goal in a college game.
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