Purdue University

1970 Boilermakers
(Authentic Reproduction)




Maintaining the old gold helmet with black one-inch center stripe, the one-season '69 anniversary decal was replaced by three-inch black block type numbers that were placed high on the sides as they had been during Mollenkopf's reign. Perhaps this was the individual mark placed on the program by new head coach Bob DeMoss, the former Purdue quarterback of the late 1940's and a Mollenkopf assistant, credited with developing the line of great quarterbacks for the Black And Gold. Even with All American QB Mike Phipps gone, there were still some quality items in the cupboard. WR Stanley Brown added 100-yard, 93-yard, and 94-yard kickoff returns to his resume and by the fourth game, Gary Danielson had emerged as a gritty and efficient QB. The star of this disappointing 4-6 squad however was the sophomore HB out of the toughest part of Chicago, Otis Armstrong who set the Purdue single-season rushing record at 1009 yards. MG Gregg Bingham started off well but fractured his ankle in the third game vs. Stanford and was lost for the season.

If interested in any of these PURDUE helmets please click on the photos below.