Updated July 9, 2009
2008: Played in 10 games and made six starts at right tackle.
Prior to SIU: Played in 12 games and made seven starts at Ball State in 2007...Played in 11 games and started final eight games of the 2006 season at BSU...Blocked for an offense which set school records in passing yards (3,112) and passing touchdowns (27).
High School: Earned three letters in football for Coach Russ Issacs at Snider High School...Helped lead Snider to an overall record of 12-1 as a senior...Led his team to a fourth-straight undefeated regular season and sectional title in 2005...Bloomington Herald Top-33 as a senior...Two-time all-conference pick...Also earned two letters in wrestling.
Worth Knowing: Born August 3, 1987 in Fort Wayne, Ind... Son of William and Teresa Purdy...Father is an entrepreneur, mother is a nurse...Has two brothers...His uncle, Mike, ran track at Eastern Michigan...Majoring in business.