Game 1 vs. Pittsburgh 9/9: Played on special teams… Game 2 vs. Cincinnati 9/16: Inactive…Game 3 at Oakland 9/23: Inactive…Game 4 vs. Baltimore 9/30: Inactive…Game 5 at New England 10/7: Inactive…Game 6 vs. Miami 10/14: Played RB with a career-high 8 carries for 57 yards (7.1 avg.), including a long of 14 yards…Also added 1 reception for 15 yards…Provided a spark to the offense in the 1st quarter with 3 carries for 28 yards and 1 reception for 15 yards on a 10-play, 67-yard (6:08) drive, capped by QB Derek Anderson’s 1-yard TD run to open a 14-3 lead…In the 4th quarter, added 5 carries for 29 yards on the 9-play, 67-yard (4:27) drive, capped by Anderson’s 16-yard TD pass to Braylon Edwards…Also played on special teams…Game 7 at St. Louis 10/28: Played RB with 5 carries for 32 yards (6.4 avg.), including a long of 11 yards…Provided a spark in the second half with all of his 5 rushes for 32 yards coming on a 12-play, 45-yard (7:51) drive, capped by K Phil Dawson’s 45-yard FG to open a 27-20 lead…Game 8 vs. Seattle 11/4: Played on special teams…Game 9 at Pittsburgh 11/11: Inactive…Game 10 at Baltimore 11/18: Inactive…Game 11 vs. Houston 11/25: Inactive…Game 12 at Arizona 12/2: Played on special teams…Game 13 at N.Y. Jets 12/9: Played RB with 2 carries for 21 yards (10.5 avg.) and a career-long of 17 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 14 vs. Buffalo 12/16: Played on special teams…Game 15 at Cincinnati 12/23: Inactive…Game 16 vs. San Francisco 12/30: Played RB with 8 carries for 32 yards (4.0 avg.) and 1 reception for 4 yards.
In his rookie season with the Browns, appeared in 10 games, including one start, as a third-down back for the offense and totaled 60 yards on 20 carries (3.0 avg.) and 9 receptions for 47 yards (5.2 avg.)…Made his NFL debut in the opener vs. New Orleans on Sept. 10, with 2 carries for 14 yards…Added 2 receptions for 17 yards at Cincinnati on Sept. 17…Made his first career start for the injured Reuben Droughns (shoulder) vs. Baltimore on Sept. 24, with 2 carries for 1 yard and 1 reception for 2 yards…Added 3 carries for -3 yards and 1 reception for 12 yards at Oakland on Oct. 1…Had 3 carries for 14 yards and a season-high 4 receptions for 10 yards at Carolina on Oct. 8…Inactive vs. Denver on Oct. 22 and vs. N.Y. Jets on Oct. 29…Added 2 carries for 13 yards at San Diego on Nov. 5…Inactive at Atlanta on Nov. 12…Tied a season-high with 4 carries for 5 yards vs. Pittsburgh on Nov. 19…Added 3 carries for 18 yards and 1 reception for 6 yards vs. Cincinnati on Nov. 26…Inactive for the next three contests vs. Kansas City on Dec. 3, at Pittsburgh on Dec. 7, and at Baltimore on Dec. 17…Played with no carries vs. Tampa Bay on Dec. 24…In the regular season finale at Houston on Dec. 31, added 1 carry for -2 yards.
Played two seasons at Washington State after transferring from Pasadena City Junior College (Calif.)…Played in 22 games, including 16 starts for Washington State and totaled 482 carries for 2,800 yards (5.8 avg.) and 25 TDs…Finished his career by rushing for at least 100 yards or more in his final 14 games, including four 200-yard rushing performances…Also added 34 receptions for 275 yards (8.1 avg.) and 1 TD…Finished his career at Washington State as the school’s leader in single-season yards rushing (1,900), second in career rushing TDs (25), second in single-season all-purpose yards (2,113), fifth in career rushing yards (2,800), sixth in career rushing attempts (482) and sixth in all-purpose yards (3,267)…In the spring of 2005, earned the nickname “Ghost” for the way he seemed to disappear for long runs coming out of the backfield…Lettered twice (2002-03) at Pasadena City Junior College (Calif.) and gained 2,092 yards with 21 TDs on 296 rushing attempts (7.1 avg.), becoming the first player to rush for over 1,000 yards twice in a career…Also added 31 receptions for 299 yards and 1 TD.
Attended Kalamazoo (Mich.) High School…All-American honorable mention and Detroit Free Press All-State selection as a senior…Added All-Conference first-team and All-State honorable mention during his junior year, serving as team captain during both seasons…Shattered school season-records as a senior, piling up 2,338 yards and 31 TDs…Humanities/Communications major…Son of Debbie and Jerome Purcell…Born on Feb. 26, 1983 in Kalamazoo, Mich.
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