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Lovett Shaizer Purnell (born April 7, 1972), is a former American football tight end in the National Football League. Purnell attended Seaford High but graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne, Pennsylvania before attending West Virginia University. After graduating from WVU, he was selected in the 5th round (116th overall) by the New England Patriots in the 1996 NFL Draft. A member of the Patriots from 1996–1998 and Baltimore Ravens in 1999, Purnell tallied 19 career receptions for 159 yards and 5 touchdowns in 36 career games (7 starts).[1]

Lovett Purnell
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Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1972-04-07) April 7, 1972 (age 47)
Seaford, Delaware
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Seaford Senior High School
Valley Forge Military Academy
College:West Virginia
NFL Draft:1996 / Round: 7 / Pick: 216
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:36
Games started:7
Receiving yards:159
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

The Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame inducted Purnell in 2007.[2]


  1. ^ Lovett Purnell
  2. ^ Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame - 2007 Inductees, Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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