He’s 30 now, but for two reasons, CU fans won’t forget the name.
For one, it’s easy to remember: Bobby Purify. And more notably, he was pretty darn good.
The former Buffaloes running back will be back in town this week, hosting the Purify Sports Youth Fitness, Speed and Agility Camp. The camp, Monday through Thursday at Williams Field in Superior, is for boys and girls ages 6 through 14 and runs $115 for the four days.
“I enjoyed my time in Boulder, and I hope the kids enjoy me back here,” Purify said. “I feel like what I have to offer will be good for them. If I had learned at a younger age the things that I can teach these kids, I would have been so much better than I was.”Purify, a Buffs running back from 2000 to 2004, rushed for 1,017 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior and departed the black and gold with 3,016 career yards on the ground and 21 total touchdowns.
The former Palmer High (Colorado Springs) athlete had brief stints in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers.
Purify, who has been hosting camps throughout the Front Range since last summer, first became inspired to do so when observing a football camp that a family friend was participating in.
“I went out and watched it, and I didn’t feel like the coaches were adequate,” Purify said. “I felt more like they were babysitting the kids. They were just out there running around. That motivated me right there.”
Purify will have additional former college athletes on hand, including former CU teammate Matt McChesney. The camp begins at Williams Field (1350 Coalton Road) at 9 a.m. each morning and lasts until 11:30 a.m.
Kids can register for the camp onsite on Monday, online at superiorrec.com or at Superior Town Hall (124 E. Coal Creek Dr.).
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