Chubba Purdy

American football player (born 2001)

Chubba Purdy
Purdy in 2022
Nevada Wolf Pack
PositionQuarterback
Class
Redshirt
Redshirt
Sophomore
MajorChild, Youth, and Family Studies
Personal information
Born: (2001-07-30) July 30, 2001 (age 22)
Queen Creek, Arizona, U.S.
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career history
College
High schoolPerry
(Gilbert, Arizona)
  • Stats at ESPN.com

Preston "Chubba" Purdy (born July 30, 2001) is an American football quarterback for the University of Nevada. He originally committed to and played for Florida State before transferring to Nebraska. He is the younger brother of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy.[1]

Early life and high school

Purdy was born on July 30, 2001, in Queen Creek, Arizona. He attended and played football for Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona. In his two years as a starter, he accounted for 9,000 yards and 111 touchdowns.

In Purdy's first two seasons, he sat behind his older brother Brock. As a junior, he threw for 3,425 yards and 36 touchdowns, while also rushing for 1,152 yards and 23 rushing touchdowns. He led Perry to an 11–3 record and a 6A state championship game appearance which ended in a 65–28 loss against Chandler.[2]

As a senior in 2019, Purdy tallied 4,423 yards of total offense and 52 touchdowns. He was named as the Arizona Offensive Player of the Year.[3] He helped lead Perry to the quarterfinals of the 6A state playoffs.[4] The team would lose to Desert Vista 70–63.[5]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Chubba Purdy
QB
Queen Creek, Arizona Perry High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 204 lb (93 kg) Dec 18, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:   247Sports: 192
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2020 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

College career

Florida State

On June 21, 2019, Purdy committed to play college football for Louisville but on December 18, 2019, he flipped his commitment to Florida State.[6][7]

As a true freshman in 2020, Purdy appeared in three games and started once. He finished the season 27 of 53 for 219 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 57 yards rushing on nineteen attempts. He became just the fifth true freshman in Florida State history to start at quarterback.[8] He made his college debut against Louisville, he gained eight yards on two carries. He made his first collegiate start against NC State,[9] he went fifteen of 23 for 181 yards and two touchdowns while also adding 54 rushing yards on twelve attempts before being pulled in the second quarter for fellow freshman Tate Rodemaker.[10] He threw his first career touchdown pass on a 69-yard throw to Ontaria Wilson.[11] He also appeared against Pittsburgh after starter Jordan Travis left the game at halftime due to injury and after backup James Blackman struggled,[12] he finished the game twelve of 21 for 38 yards.[13] Purdy's 2020 season officially ended less than a week after he made his first career start, after undergoing surgery for his collarbone.[14]

As a redshirt freshman in 2021, Purdy's only appearance was in the team's 59–3 win against UMass. He completed all five of his pass attempts for 98 yards and a career-high-tying two touchdown passes.[15] On November 3, 2021, he entered the transfer portal.[16]

Nebraska

On January 17, 2022, Purdy transferred to Nebraska.[17] He made his debut for Nebraska against No. 6 Oklahoma. He led the team to one of its two touchdown drives as he went seven of eleven for 35 yards while also rushing five times for 29 yards, including an eight-yard score.[18] He also played sparingly against Indiana and Rutgers before playing the entire second half against No. 17 Illinois.[19][20] Against Illinois he completed three of eight passes for fifteen yards while injured.[21] He made his first career start against Minnesota while starter Casey Thompson dealt with injury.[22] In the first quarter he would account for 65 total yards of offense and a rushing touchdown for a 10-point first quarter.[23] Purdy would start for the second consecutive week against No. 3 Michigan,[24] finishing the game as the team's leading passer and runner despite being knocked out of the game with a season-ending ankle injury that required surgery.[25][26]

Purdy entered the 2023 season third on Nebraska's quarterback depth chart behind Heinrich Haarberg and recent transfer Jeff Sims.[27] Purdy was named the starter for Week 12 against Wisconsin after Haarberg sustained an ankle injury.[28] Although Nebraska ultimately lost to Wisconsin 24–17 in overtime, Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule told media he "thought Chubba played really well."[29]

On December 20, 2023, Purdy announced that he would be entering the transfer portal for the second time.[30]

Nevada

On January 15, 2024, Purdy announced that he would transfer to San Jose State.[31] However, San Jose State football coach Brent Brennan was hired by Arizona the next day and on January 22 Purdy announced that he would instead be committing to play football at Nevada.[32]

Statistics

Season Games Passing Rushing
GP GS Record Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
Florida State Seminoles
2020 3 1 0–1 27 53 50.9 219 4.1 2 1 94.3 19 57 3.0 0
2021 1 0 5 5 100.0 98 19.6 2 0 396.6 1 5 5.0 0
Nebraska Cornhuskers
2022 6 2 0–2 22 48 45.8 147 3.1 0 3 59.1 24 73 3.0 2
2023 6 2 0–2 31 57 54.4 382 6.7 2 3 111.7 29 180 6.2 1
Nevada Wolf Pack
2024 0 0 0–0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Career 16 5 0−5 85 163 52.1 846 5.2 6 7 99.3 73 315 4.3 3

Personal life

Purdy is the son of Shawn and Carrie Purdy. His older brother, Brock Purdy, played quarterback for Iowa State before being drafted as Mr. Irrelevant in the 2022 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). His older sister, Whittney, played softball for Southeastern.[33] Purdy's father, Shawn, played baseball at the University of Miami and in the minor leagues.[34]

References

  1. ^ Murphy, Bryan (November 24, 2023). "Is Chubba Purdy related to Brock Purdy? Meet the Nebraska QB following in NFL brother's footsteps". The Sporting News. Archived from the original on November 24, 2023.
  2. ^ Obert, Richard. "Arizona high school football state championship schedule, results 2018". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  3. ^ Amsden, Ralph (January 23, 2020). "ArizonaVarsity - The 2019 6A ArizonaVarsity Awards". arizonavarsity.rivals.com. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  4. ^ Horos, Emily. "Arizona high school football state playoff scores Nov. 15-16". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  5. ^ Willsey, Les (November 15, 2019). "6A football: First one to 70 wins - Desert Vista tops Perry". azpreps365.com. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  6. ^ Obert, Richard (December 18, 2019). "Gilbert Perry quarterback Chubba Purdy flips from Louisville, signs with Florida State". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  7. ^ Harten, David (June 21, 2019). "Louisville football gets a commitment from 2020 four-star QB Chubba Purdy". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  8. ^ "Chubba Purdy". Florida State Seminoles. June 26, 2020. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  9. ^ Desautelle, Will (October 24, 2021). "Finally healthy, Chubba Purdy gets his first opportunity of the season and delivers". www.wctv.tv. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  10. ^ Weiler, Curt (November 14, 2020). "Chubba Purdy starts for FSU football at quarterback against NC State". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  11. ^ Seminole Moment: Chubba Purdy's First Collegiate Touchdown vs. NC State (2020), retrieved February 15, 2023
  12. ^ Rorabaugh, Dan (November 7, 2020). "Quarterback Jordan Travis out for Seminoles, replaced by James Blackman, then Chubba Purdy". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  13. ^ Staley, Antwan (November 7, 2020). "Final: Florida State falls to Pittsburgh 41-17". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  14. ^ Weiler, Curt (November 18, 2020). "FSU quarterback Chubba Purdy out for rest of season due to injury". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  15. ^ Callahan, Sean (January 17, 2022). "InsideNebraska - Nebraska adds Florida State transfer QB Chubba Purdy". nebraska.rivals.com. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  16. ^ Nee, Chris (November 3, 2021). "FSU QB Chubba Purdy enters the NCAA Transfer Portal". Noles247. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  17. ^ VanHaaren, Tom (January 17, 2022). "Former FSU QB Purdy transfers, joins Nebraska". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  18. ^ Bromberg, Nick (September 17, 2022). "Nebraska gets blown out by No. 6 Oklahoma in first game after Scott Frost's firing". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  19. ^ Sherman, Mitch (October 2, 2022). "Nebraska observations: In win vs. Indiana, problems ease, fun returns". The Athletic. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  20. ^ 6 Sports staff reports (October 7, 2022). "Huskers beat Rutgers 14-13, winning a one possession game". www.wowt.com. Retrieved February 15, 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  21. ^ Watkins, Jimmy (November 2, 2022). "Mark Whipple says Chubba Purdy played injured against Illinois". JournalStar.com. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  22. ^ Samra, Steve (November 12, 2022). "Chubba Purdy starting at quarterback for Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan Wolverines". On3. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  23. ^ Mullin, Luke (November 5, 2022). "Confusing QB situation sinks Nebraska in 20-13 loss to Minnesota". JournalStar.com. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  24. ^ Dorn, Nolan (November 9, 2022). "Underdog Huskers set to face toughest challenge of season at Michigan". KLKN-TV. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  25. ^ 6 Sports staff reports (November 12, 2022). "Michigan controls the game beating the Huskers 34-3". www.wowt.com. Retrieved February 15, 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  26. ^ Ashlin, Jakob (November 15, 2022). "Nebraska QB Chubba Purdy to undergo ankle surgery". USA Today.
  27. ^ Bredeson, Evan (October 12, 2023). "Rhule confident in all three quarterbacks moving forward". USA Today.
  28. ^ Harvey, Paul (November 19, 2023). "Chubba Purdy runs through entire Wisconsin defense for electric TD". Saturday Tradition. Retrieved November 21, 2023.
  29. ^ Writer, Evan Bland World-Herald Staff (November 18, 2023). "'That was Purdy good': Despite loss, Chubba Purdy draws praise from current, former Huskers". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved November 21, 2023.
  30. ^ Bland, Evan (December 20, 2023). "Chubba Purdy transferring from Nebraska football". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved December 22, 2023.
  31. ^ Codo, Thomas (January 15, 2024). "Quarterback Chubba Purdy commits to San José State". Cornhuskers Wire. Retrieved January 26, 2024.
  32. ^ McMurray, Jack (January 22, 2024). "Chubba Purdy, Brother of 49ers' Brock, Flips Transfer Commitment to Nevada from SJSU". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 26, 2024.
  33. ^ II, Marcus Thompson. "The rise of Brock Purdy: How the 49ers' unlikely leader was ready for the job". The Athletic. Retrieved February 15, 2023.
  34. ^ "Chubba Purdy - 2023 - Football". University of Nebraska. Retrieved February 15, 2023.

External links

  • Florida State Seminoles bio
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers bio
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Nebraska Cornhuskers starting quarterbacks