The haircut had been a long time coming for Purdue senior Jordan Roos.
Three years, to be exact. The Boilermakers’ starting right guard lost his locks on Friday, donating more than 12 inches of hair to “Wigs for Kids” — a non-profit group that offers hair replacement for children undergoing chemotherapy.
Roos told BlackAndGold.com that the idea was planted on his unofficial visit to Purdue, when he learned that offensive lineman Dennis Kelly was donating his hair.
Roos started growing his hair out as a redshirt freshman. He arrived at Third Street Barbershop in Lafayette on Friday morning and left a new man.
You can watch the transformation and hear from Roos in the video below, posted by the Purdue athletic department.
Spoiler: The beard was allowed to stay.
— Purdue Athletics (@PurdueSports) September 23, 2016