2013: Started nine of the 13 games he played in ... Compiled 30 tackles - including 11 solo stops, two sacks, six tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery ... Started at Louisville (Sept. 1), assisting on three tackles ... Made three tackles against North Texas (Sept. 7) - including one solo stop for a loss ... Started against Marshall (Sept. 14), piling up three tackles - including a sack and another solo stop in addition to recovering a fumble ... Started against Austin Peay (Sept. 21), making a season-high four tackles - including a solo stop for a loss ... Started at Akron (Oct. 5), posting three solo stops ... Made fourth straight start against Central Michigan (Oct. 12), assisting on three tackles - including one for a loss ... Assisted on two tackles at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 19) ... Recorded a sack against Miami (Oct. 26) ... Totaled two tackles at Buffalo (Nov. 5) - including a solo stop ... Started at Bowling Green (Nov. 12), assisting on a tackle ... Started against Kent State (Nov. 19), tallying three tackles - including a solo tackle for a loss and another solo stop ... Started against UMass (Nov. 29), assisting on two tackles - including one for a loss ... Started against East Carolina (Dec. 23) in the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl.
2012: Played in nine of Ohio's 13 games ... Recorded 10 total tackles (four solo) during the season ... Recorded 0.5 tackles for loss (one yard) and 0.5 sacks (one yard) ... Registered one assisted tackle for a loss of five yards in Ohio's win over New Mexico State ... Recorded three assisted tackles in Ohio's win over Norfolk State ... Played in Ohio's win at UMass ... Played in Ohio's win over Akron ... Recorded one solo tackle in Ohio's loss at Miami ... Played in Ohio's win over Eastern Michigan ... Made two tackles in Ohio's game at Ball State ... Recorded one quarterback hurry at Ball State ... Played in Ohio's game at Kent State ... Made three solo tackles during Ohio's Independence Bowl win over Louisiana-Monroe.
Prior to Ohio: Played offensive tackle, defensive tackle and end at Jonathan Alder High School ... Named team captain as a senior ... All-District first team, All-Ohio first team and All-County as a senior ... All-Ohio honorable mention as a junior ... Tallied 19 tackles, 18 assists and one sack along with 36 pancake blocks and no sacks allowed as a senior ... Total of 53 tackles and four sacks in high school career ... Helped lead team to a 9-1 season and the district semifinals ... Three-time letterwinner in football and basketball and four in track ... Named a team captain of the basketball team as a senior ... Named Field Events and Boys Track MVP at Alder High School as a junior ... All-County in track and field as well as the District Shot Put and Discus Champion as a junior ... Honor Roll student in high school.
Personal: Son of B.J. and Ginna Purdum... Born March 17, 1992... Has one older brother Brad and one younger sister Lacy... His older brother Brad attending Hocking College... Expects to major in Education.