Austin Burton | Purdue football | return 2022
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QB Austin Burton returning for 2022

Austin Burton has seen limited action since transferring to Purdue from UCLA in 2020.
Austin Burton has seen limited action since transferring to Purdue from UCLA in 2020. (USA Today)

GoldandBlack.com has learned that fifth-year senior quarterback Austin Burton will return for a COVID year in 2022.

Burton transferred to Purdue from UCLA prior to the 2020 season. Burton didn't take a snap in 2020, but he played in seven games in 2021.

This past season, the 6-3, 210-pound Burton was used mostly as a change-of-pace runner, carrying the ball 13 times for 38 yards. He also completed 5-of-7 passes for 44 yards.

This spring, Burton will compete with sophomore Michael Alaimo and incoming freshman Brady Allen for the No. 2 job behind Aidan O'Connell.

Burton arrived at UCLA in 2017 and redshirted. He didn't play in 2018 and then saw action in six games with a start in 2019.

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