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Purdue walk-on quarterback runs for student government president

A walk-on Purdue University quarterback is tackling more than just football. Aaron Banks is running for student body president.

Posted: Apr 6, 2018 6:02 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-- A walk-on Purdue University quarterback is tackling more than just football.
Aaron Banks is running for student body president.

"Never would have thought in a million years that I would be running for Purdue's student government president," Banks said.

He is already involved in numerous organizations such as National Society of Black Engineers and his fraternity, National Pan-Hellenic Council. After getting a thousand signatures to run in the campaign, Banks and his running mate Olivia Keller became qualified to run in the election.

The two passed out buttons and t-shirts to campaign during the week. Banks says his mission is to bring attention to what is going on inside the classrooms at Purdue.

Keller says she didn't know what to expect at first. She knew when she met Banks, it was an opportunity she had to take.

"I thought I was ambitious, I've never met someone as ambitious as this kid," Keller said.

The two campaigned over the past week. Passing out flyers, buttons, t-shirts and answering questions at a public debate.

Without him, she says this opportunity would have never happened. The campaign results will be released April 10th but for now, the team is planning to spend a weekend relaxing before the big day.

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