James Fred Purnell (December 12, 1941 – November 4, 2003) was a National Football League linebacker who played nine seasons.

Jim Purnell
Born:(1941-12-12)December 12, 1941
La Porte, Indiana
Died:November 4, 2003(2003-11-04) (aged 61)
Evanston, Illinois
Career information
Position(s)LB
CollegeWisconsin
NFL draft1964 / Round: Not Drafted
Career history
As player
1964–1968Chicago Bears
1969–1972Los Angeles Rams