August 14, 2006

Keglar seeing double duty; Monday notes

With several linebackers mixing in and out of the lineup due to injury, Stanford Kelgar has become Mr. Versatility for the Boilermakers.

The junior, primarily a weakside linebacker the past two seasons, has seen his responsibilities double, as he's taken snaps both there and on the strongside during training camp.

Considering injuries to weakside linebacker Dan Bick (shoulder) and strongside LB Cliff Avril (back), Keglar's versatility could come in handy during the Boilermakers' 13-week schedule.

"If he holds together physically - touch wood - then he's probably got the best chance to play both positions," Coach Joe Tiller said. "That's why he's in there.

"He's got the ability."

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Keglar has started 18 games at weakside 'backer during his two-year Purdue career, including 12 his freshman season in 2004. But toward the end of last season, coaches began talking about a possible move to the strong side of the field. Then, in the spring, Keglar began spilling his time between the two.

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