28 March 2023
Purdue Boilermakers Number 5 George Karlaftis Black Game Football Jersey
George Karlaftis is Purdue’s all-time leader in rushing yards, touchdowns, and carries. He is also the only Boilermaker to ever win an individual award from the Big Ten (2007 Walter Payton Man of the Year). Karlaftis was a two-time All-Big Ten selection and finished his career ranked fourth all-time in Big Ten history with 4,349 rushing yards. In recognition of his achievements on the field, Karlaftis was enshrined into the Purdue Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.For Purdue fans, it’s important to remember all of George Karlaftis’ accomplishments on and off the field. To commemorate his legacy, the Boilermakers released a special edition number 5 jersey in 2017. The jersey is black with white accents and has Karlaftis’ name and number on the back. The jersey is limited edition and will only be sold during home games this season.