Purify Playing Semi-Pro Football

By: Jesse Kurtz Email
By: Jesse Kurtz Email

Bobby Purify loves football so much, he's paying to play. $150 per year to suit up for the Colorado Springs Flames. But it's money well spent according to Purify.

"It's really for the love of the game," says Bobby.

Four years ago, he was getting money for his services as a player in the NFL. Purify had stints with both the 49'ers and Packers before deciding that the NFL wasn't for him. Injuries and burnout both contributed to his decision to call it quits.

"It's frustrating sometimes because it definitely turns into a business instead of a game," admits Purify.

He even passed on an opportunity to play for the Steelers in 2005, the year Pittsburgh eventually won the Super Bowl.

"I could have a ring," Purify says laughing.

But despite what could have been, Purify doesn't have any regrets. He now gets to spend more time with his family working as a contractor for the city of Colorado Springs.

But family life and a 9-to-5 job hasn't curbed his appetite to strap on the helmet and pads. That's why his new team, the Colorado Springs Flames, plays such an important role in his life.

"I found a new joy in coming home and playing. I am really enjoying coming out here and playing with my new teammates."

THE FLAMES OPEN UP THE HOME SCHEDULE ON JUNE 6TH AT HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE TEAM, CLICK THE BELOW LINK TO BE DIRECTED TO THE FLAMES WEBSITE.


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  • by Sean Location: Springs on Jul 26, 2009 at 04:47 AM
    He never could play in the pros. Burnout, hahaha, lack of talent!!!
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