The Purdue Boilermakers picked up a big-time commitment from Hudson Card in the transfer portal, marking the first big move since announcing Ryan Walters as their head coach. Card, a Texas transfer, had five starts over the past three seasons in Austin.
Hudson Card Transfers to Purdue
One of the top available signal-callers in the transfer portal, Card presents hope for the Purdue fanbase. The former Longhorn threw for 1,523 yards and 11 touchdowns in his time at Texas, compared to just two interceptions.
At 6’2″, 201 pounds, Card was seen as one of the top quarterbacks in the class of 2020 coming out of high school. The former Lake Travis star was ranked as a top-five quarterback on the CFN Fusion and drew comparisons to Will Grier in high school.
And like Grier, Card is on the move for potentially greener pastures via the transfer portal.
Card has shown the ability to find his receivers at every level of the field and seemingly handles pressure very well. And not just pressure on the field.
After taking over for the highly-touted Quinn Ewers in the middle of their Week 2 game against Alabama, Card faced enormous pressure as the signal-caller for the Longhorns. All things considered, he fared well against the Crimson Tide and ultimately finished with a 2-1 record as the starter.
He had wins against UTSA and West Virginia, the latter being his best performance to date. Against the Mountaineers, Card diced up the WVU secondary for three scores and well over 11 yards per pass attempt as he displayed a strong arm, plus-accuracy, and sound decision-making.
Entering the Purdue lineup on the heels of Aidan O’Connell entering the 2023 NFL Draft, redshirt freshman QB Brady Allen entering the transfer portal, and former head coach Jeff Brohm jettisoning to Louisville, Card is the de facto No. 1 QB for the Boilermakers.
Just a few hours before Card’s announcement, Allen entered the transfer portal as the shift in leadership has certainly started to take hold of the roster.
Walters has his man behind center now, as he and Card will welcome a new era of Boilermakers football.