Purdue All-American Caleb Swanigan Has Died

The young man lived a life filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

We heard the story again and again. Whenever Purdue b-ball played between the long stretches of 2015 and 2017 we heard it.

What's more, that was fine, since it was a decent story.

It was the narrative of a young fellow who experienced childhood in a troublesome climate that included destitute havens,

moving to and fro among Utah and Indiana with a mother attempting to give her all with six kids and a dad who had succumbed to illicit drug use.

It was the tale of a young fellow who cherished dessert, cheesecake particularly,

who apparently involved food to comfort himself in these dreadful circumstances.

At last he arrived at 360 pounds before he even set foot in secondary school. However at that point, something changed.

Caleb Swanigan was only 13 years of age when previous Purdue football player Roosevelt Barnes, at the command of Caleb'