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June 21, 2012

Purdue adds JUCO linebacker

Thoughout the spring and into the summer, Purdue scoured the junior college ranks for help at linebacker.

Thursday it found some with the signing of [db]Ruben Ibarra[/db], as 6-foot-2, 220-pound Chicago native who was the leading tackler this past season for the national JUCO champion College of San Francisco.

"We're excited to have Ruben join our team," Coach Danny Hope said in a statement. "He is coming off an excellent season with a team that won the junior college national title.

"His experience provides depth at linebacker and we hope he can come in and compete for playing time right away. He played high school football in the Chicago Catholic League and we're always happy to get guys out of there."


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