Tanner Purdum

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Tanner Purdum
No. 46 New York Jets
Position: Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-08-15) August 15, 1984 (age 31)
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 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 master's 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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