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Gold and Black Illustrated, Vol 28 Digital 6

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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 28, ISSUE 6 33 Charles Jischke /Purdue Athletics Kirk Barron's happy-go-lucky demeanor off the field has him well-liked by teammates, especially because "I probably poke more fun at myself than anything," Barron said. "If you can't have fun with what you're doing, why are you doing it? I just like to have fun. I don't know how else to put it." Senior's personality strikes 'perfect balance' BY STACY CLARDIE T he ideas kept flowing. What about recreating scenes from Chris Farley skits? What about wearing kids' clothing? What about donning the shirt — already owned — that says "The Body," a nickname bestowed about five years ago that has been willingly embraced? Or, better yet, what about recreating a newspaper photograph from years ago, when former Boilermaker offensive linemen, including Matt Light and Chukky Okobi, were featured in shoulder pads … and Speed- os? Kirk Barron was actively involved — and seemed up for anything — heading into a recent photo shoot. Not surprising, considering Barron certainly is his own unique man. Teammates called the 23-year-old a "character," "goofy," "a child, deep down," and, even, "ridiculous," said in as much of a loving way that can be. "You can just tell he enjoys life, just by the way he interacts with people. He's just having fun, joking," said good buddy David Blough, who will live with Bar- ron again in their final season, the second time for that arrangement after the two were together for a year-plus in Cary Quad. "He's always kind of goofy. I like that about him. He'll make fun of people or call somebody out, but at

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