Purdue graduate offensive lineman Tyler Witt declares himself for 2022 NFL draft

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –Tyler Witt, a transfer graduate who joined Purdue after starting three straight seasons at Western Kentucky, has officially declared himself for the 2022 NFL Draft.

Witt served on guard for the Boilermakers and came to the program to exhaust his final season of eligibility, an extra year given to college athletes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Thank you all for taking me in this season as one of your own,” Witt wrote. “I have lived so many of my childhood dreams in one season. Defeating two Top 5 teams, two rivalry wins and one bowl game victory over an SEC opponent.

“It has been an honor to have played BIG 10 football alongside so many great players, who are now some of my closest friends. As much as I wish for another season as a Boilermaker, I am delighted to start the next chapter of my life and pursue my goal of playing to the next level. ”

Witt wore a red shirt in the 2016 season with the Hilltoppers, coach Jeff Brohm’s last season with the program before taking over at Purdue. The 6-foot-2, 305-point offensive lineman made 43 starts at Western Kentucky.

As a key contributor on the offensive line, Witt helped pave the way for the fifth-ranked offense in the Big Ten. He was an All-Big Ten honorable mention for the Boilermakers, who have averaged 439.5 yards per game this season and 29.1 points per game.

Upon joining Purdue, Witt began pursuing a Masters Degree in Technology Leadership and Innovation.

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