David Blough - Purdue - Quarterback

Updated: Nov 19, 2018

David Blough is a NFF Scholar-Athlete Semifinalist, a 3 time Academic All-Big Ten member and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Health and Kinesiology. David, a team leader in his community, has taken 6 mission trips to an AIDS orphanage in South Africa. He is the leader of the Purdue chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and recently received national acclaim for his “Football is Life” speech.


  • NFF Scholar-Athlete Semifinalist.

  • Three-time Academic All-Big Ten.

  • Graduated from Purdue with a degree in organizational management and is currently pursing a master's degree in health & kinesiology.


  • Two-time Big Ten Player of the Week.

  • Two-time Big Ten Player of the Week.

  • Two-time captain (voted by the team).

  • Most passing yards in a single game (572) by a Purdue player.

  • Big Ten record-holder for most total yards in a game (590).


In David's own words: "It's my faith and my belief that we're called to serve others. As a servant leader, I want my teammates to know I'll do anything for them. The quote I live by is, 'The way you do small things is the way you do all things.' And those small things, like how you treat people, all matter."

  • Has taken six missionary trips to an AIDS orphanage in South Africa (five during his spring break)

  • Team leader in the community, volunteering for all team-related service projects

  • Was selected as the student-athlete speaker for the 2017 Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon in Chicago and received national acclaim for the "Football is Life" speech

  • Leader of the Purdue chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


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