11 - John Purdy
John Purdy
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Year: So.
Hometown: Traverse City, Mich.
High School: West
Position: DB

Projected starter out of spring ball . . . Earned valuable playing experience last year . . . Took big strides in the spring . . . Taking steps forward in his overall game . . . Plays the game well . . . Continuing his overall development . . . Played in 10 games during the 2010 campaign . . . Made four starts . . . Had 20 tackles with 12 solo hits . . . Also broke up two passes . . . Redshirted in 2009 . . . A 2009 graduate of Traverse City West High School . . . Prep teammate of fellow FSU defensive back Jonathan Flynn . . . Coached by Tim Wooer . . . Also played basketball, baseball and track . . . Was both a prep quarterback and defensive back . . . Threw for 1,350 yards and 12 scores as a senior on 82-of-139 passing . . . Tallied 30 solo tackles and nine assisted stops . . . Also ran 106 times for 575 yards and five TD's . . . Had 30 solo tackles, 13 assists and five interceptions as a junior . . . Helped team to the Big North Conference Championship and a state playoff appearance . . . Two-Time all-conference quarterback and all-region defensive back . . . Was an honorable mention all-state QB as a senior . . . Enjoys sports, music and friends . . . Father is an operations manager and mother is a special education teacher . . . Born 8/13/90 in Dearborn, Mich. . . . FSU Letters: One . . . Nursing major.

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