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TE Ryan Purvis- Boston College

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Named to the Rotary Lombardi Award preliminary watch list...named to the All-ACC first team in 2007...started all 14 games...finished the year with 54 catches for 553 yards and four touchdowns... had two catches for 18 yards in BC's win against Michigan State in the Champs Sports bowl...had two catches for 14 yards, including a long nine-yard grab in the ACC Championship against Virginia Tech...finished the regular season with a win at home against Miami, recording a career-long 33-yard reception in the second quarter and completing the game with a total of three catches for 67 yards (his second-highest reception yardage of the season)...brought in three catches for 23 yards, helping BC mount another thrilling fourth-quarter comeback at Clemson, booking the team a ticket to its first ACC Championship Game...surpassed his previous career highs by bringing in 10 catches for 102 yards and notching two touchdowns (also a career high) in game at Maryland...his two touchdowns came in the last eight minutes of the fourth quarter, bringing BC within a touchdown...tied career highs in receptions and yardage, bringing in six passes for 59 yards and a touchdown against Florida State... also registered a career-long catch of 26 yards...caught four passes for 40 yards, including a 20-yarder from Matt Ryan that was part of the first scoring drive in the fourth-quarter comeback over Virginia Tech... registered season highs in receptions and yardage with five catches for 52 yards, including a long catch of 16 yards in win at Notre Dame...brought in four passes for 42 yards, including a long 16-yarder in a game that saw a total 325 receiving yards against Bowling Green...recorded two receptions for eight yards against Massachusetts...had an admirable performance in Army game...caught a total of four passes for 45 yards and recorded his first touchdown on the season, the third of his career...contributed to team's 435-yard receiving performance by catching three passes for 20 yards in win over Georgia Tech... two catches for 13 yards in NC State game...started the Wake Forest game and responded by catching four passes for 50 yards, including a long of 22.

2006 Season

Saw action in all 13 games; started two contests - Clemson and Duke...made 29 catches for 381 yards and two touchdowns...had three catches for 59 yards and one touchdown reception for three yards in season opener against Central Michigan...made one grab for 15 yards in win over Clemson...registered three receptions for 25 yards against BYU...had one catch for 13 yards at North Carolina State...made one grab for three yards against Maine...recorded one reception for 14 yards in win over Virginia Tech...had two catches for 34 yards at Florida State...made one grab for 16 yards against Buffalo...had six catches for 54 yards at Wake Forest...made four receptions for 54 yards against Duke...had three grabs for 42 yards against Maryland...made one catch for nine yards at Miami...made two catches for 40 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown reception against Navy in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

2005 Season

Played in 10 games...recorded six receptions for 12 yards...saw his first collegiate action in the season opener at Brigham Young, where he caught one pass...had a four-yard catch against Army...notched three catches for nine yards against Florida State...caught a three-yard pass in the third quarter of the regular-season finale at Maryland.

2004 Season


High School

Earned SuperPrep All-Northeast honors as a senior at Lancaster Catholic High School ... gained 2003 All-State honors as a tight end ... also played defensive end and handled the kicking and punting duties for the Crusaders ... captured 2003 All-Lancaster Lebanon League honors; was a first-team honoree as tight end and defensive end and a second-team selection as punter ... made 39 receptions for 755 yards and four touchdowns as a senior ... averaged 38.8 yards on 41 punts ... accounted for seven touchdowns in 2003; threw two touchdown passes and returned one fumble for a score ... played for head coach Bruce Harbach ... was selected to play in the fourth annual PSFCA East-West Football Classic ... was also a standout on the Crusaders' 2003 state-title basketball team; recorded more than 1000 points and 700 rebounds in his career.


Ryan J. Purvis, born May 8, 1986 ... enrolled in the Carroll School of Management ... Ryan is the oldest of Colleen and Jeffrey Purvis' four children.

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I don't buy for a second that we are set at TE with Martrez Milner and Ben Hartsock. Zinger wasn't even on most people's radar to get drafted. Originally I looked to Brandon Pettigrew as a possible prospect, but once I read that he has had character concerns I started looking again. Purvis is somewhat under the radar, but he obviously has some chemistry with Ryan, and I am sure we have a lot of film on him.

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