|No. 97, 99|
|Position:||Defensive line / offensive lineman|
|Date of birth:||July 14, 1973|
|Place of birth:||Jacksonville, North Carolina|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||310 lb (141 kg)|
|High school:||Swansboro High School (NC)|
|NFL Draft:||1997 / Round: 5 / Pick: 144|
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|Player stats at PFR|
|Player stats at ArenaFan.com|
Andre Purvis (born July 14, 1973) is a former American football defensive / offensive lineman. He played college football at North Carolina. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 5th round (144th overall) of the 1997 NFL draft.
Purvis originally attended White Oak High School, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, before transferring to Swansboro High School to be closer to his ill grandmother. After graduating high school, he attended North Carolina where the played three seasons as a reserve defensive lineman, playing behind Marcus Jones. Then as a senior in 1996, he recorded 24 tackles, 4.5 tackle-for-loss, 2.5 sacks and 14 quarterback pressures. For the season, he was named team's most improved player. He graduated from North Carolina with a degree in communications.
National Football League (NFL)
Purvis was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 5th round (144th overall) of the 1997 NFL draft. He played three seasons for the Bengals. As a rookie, he appeared in seven games with one start (against the New York Giants) during Week 8. For the season he recorded three tackles. In 1998 he spent the first eight weeks of the season on the inactive list. He appeared in the final nine games as a back-up nose guard. For the season he recorded six tackles and his only career sack, against John Elway. For the 1999 season, he appeared in five games recording two tackles.
After spending a year of football, Purvis was selected in the 18th round (141st overall) of the XFL Player Allocation and Selection System draft by the Orlando Rage. While with the Rage, he recorded 11 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Arena Football League (AFL)
- "Andre Purvis #99 Defensive Tackle". All-XFL.com. Retrieved August 9, 2016.