Tanner Purdum

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Tanner Purdum
No. 46 New York Jets
Position: Long snapper / Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-08-15) August 15, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Enid, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: Ava (MO)
College: Baker
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: UFA
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Games played: 80
Tackles: 2
Fumble recoveries: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Tanner Gregory Purdum[1] (born August 15, 1984) is an American football long snapper and center for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as a street free agent in 2009. He played college football at Baker.

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On April 7, 2009, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Purdum with the intention of having him compete for the starting job of long snapper.[2][3] On August 13, 2009, the Chiefs waived Purdum in favor of Thomas Gafford.[4][5]

New York Jets[edit]

On February 5, 2010, the New York Jets signed Purdum to a three-year contract after incumbent long snapper James Dearth, who was an unrestricted free agent at the time, had a few snaps that were "off the mark" in 2009.[6][7] Purdum was recommended to the team by former Chiefs punter Louie Aguiar.[7]

Personal[edit]

Purdum is married to his wife, Kara.[1] He received his masters degree in education from Baker in 2009.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tanner Purdum", New York Jets, archived from the original on October 27, 2010, retrieved October 27, 2010 
  2. ^ "Chiefs Sign WR Rodney Wright, LS Tanner Purdum", Kansas City Chiefs, April 7, 2009, archived from the original on October 27, 2010, retrieved October 27, 2010 
  3. ^ J-W Staff (April 4, 2009), "Former Baker player joins K.C. Chiefs", LJWorld.com (Lawrence Journal-World & 6News), archived from the original on October 27, 2010, retrieved October 27, 2010 
  4. ^ "Access Training Camp: Blog - Ready for Arrowhead", Kansas City Chiefs, August 13, 2009, archived from the original on October 27, 2010, retrieved October 27, 2010 
  5. ^ "Kansas City Signs Free Agent LS Thomas Gafford", Kansas City Chiefs, August 13, 2009, archived from the original on October 27, 2010, retrieved October 27, 2010 
  6. ^ Cimini, Rich (February 5, 2010), "The end of the Dearth era?", New York Daily News, retrieved October 27, 2010 
  7. ^ a b Davis, Kyle (February 5, 2010), "Former Wildcat signs with New York Jets", The Baker Orange, archived from the original on October 27, 2010, retrieved October 27, 2010 

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