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#71 Nick Purcell
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 295
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rapid City, S.D.
High School: Central H.S.
Major: Pre-Medicine/Biology
Experience: 2 Letters
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Nick has gained valuable experience as the backup center the past two seasons and will vie for the starting role in 2013 ... earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics each of the past three seasons and is a two-time recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

Played in six games ... member of Capital One Academic All-District Team and MVFC All-Academic Second Team

Earned first varsity letter after playing off the bench in all 11 games ... received Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award


Excelled both academically and athletically at Rapid City Central High School ... during his senior season, he recorded 84 tackles, including 13 for loss and two sacks, and also caught five passes in earning all-state honors ... also competed in the throwing events at the state track and field meet and played varsity baseball two years ... a member of the National Honor Society,  he also has served as a youth mentor and was a Boys’ State representative