Purdue coaches see growth in LB Jimmy Herman

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue sophomore linebacker Jimmy Herman has impressed coaches in fall camp.

The linebacker is practicing with Purdue’s first-team defense. Head football coach Darrell Hazell likes what he sees from Herman.

“He’s done a nice job. He really has. He kind of like that carbon monoxide. He’s that silent guy, you know,” said Hazell. “He’s all over the place. You don’t even know he’s doing it, but his productivity has been pretty good this fall camp.”

During his freshman year Herman recorded 13 tackles while spending time on defense and special teams.

Purdue defensive coordinator Greg Hudson is impressed with Herman’s physical maturation.

“Jimmy’s really trained hard. He looks great,” said Hudson. “He looks like a Big Ten linebacker and he’s starting to play like one.”

Herman credits his maturing to his coaches.

“On the defensive side of the ball, you got to be physical. It’s been a strong emphasis across the board,” said Herman. “I like doing my job and doing it well.”

The Boilers open their season on Saturday, Aug. 30 against Western Michigan.

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