GoldandBlack - Arni's Birthday Zoom: Jim Niedrach
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Arni's Birthday Zoom: Jim Niedrach

Jim Niedrach was the starting center for the Boilermakers from 1997-99, including working for two seasons with Drew Brees (pictured).
Jim Niedrach was the starting center for the Boilermakers from 1997-99, including working for two seasons with Drew Brees (pictured). (Tom Campbell)

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We share Jim Niedrach's 44th birthday today chatting with the former Boilermaker center who started 36 games from 1997-99. He was an unsung key cog in Purdue's dramatic turnaround under coach Joe Tiller, as Niedrach participated in three bowl games, and two victories for the Gold and Black.

The LaGrange, Ga., native talks about getting recruited to Purdue, some great stories about his fraternity brother and quarterback Drew Brees and his fellow offensive linemen, and much more.

Niedrach, who now lives in Fishers, Ind., with his wife and two children, is a sales executive and shares some of the things that his Purdue experience provided him.


Past Arni's Birthday Zoom interviews: Frank Kendrick (9/11/2020) | Akin Ayodele (9/17/2020) | Brandon McKnight (9/25/2020) | Ryne Smith (10/1/2020) | Kenneth Lowe (10/6/2020) | Dave Schellhase (10/14/2020) | Dolapo Macarthy (10/23/2020) | Robert Maci (10/31/2020) | Scott Downing (11/7/2020) | Rich Ostriker (11/18/2020) | Ray Wallace (12/3/2020) | Keaton Grant 12/8/2020 | Mike Robinson 12/31/2020 | Mark Herrmann (1/8/2021) | Dave Shondell (1/17/2021) | Anthony Spencer 1/23/2021 | Elliot Bloom (1/29/2021) | Mike Steele (2/3/2021) | Jim Wood (2/11/2021) | Ryan Isaac (2/16/2021) | P.J. Thompson (2/24/2021) | Calvin Williams 3/3/2021 | Everett PIckens (3/24/2021) | Ryan Berning (4/1/2021)


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