Purify Ready to Power, The Colorado Greyhawks In 2020 GDFL Season

by By KYLE NEWMAN The Denver Post

Denver,Colorado- Former University of Colorado running back Bobby Purify has been placed on the GDFL next level pro's watch list as a pro prospect Interested pro teams from Arena to the NFL are encouraged to contact us for film, stats or tryout information. Our goal is to give every player that meets the strict GDFL guidelines as a pro prospect, every opportunity to elevate their game to the next level. 

Everything has changed for Bobby Purify. Yet, somehow, everything has remained the same.In the state of Colorado, he’s a legend. The former Palmer High School star rushed for 2,102 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior in 1999. His 3,016 career yards rushing at the University of Colorado rank fourth-best in program history. And while his professional career was short, for parts of three decades it’s been impossible to talk about football greats from the Front Range without mentioning Purify.

Purify’s presence on the Colorado Greyhawks roster epitomizes a team laden with former college and professional players, and that experience shows in the win column.  

“The coaching staff and administration have done amazing things to stack our team from top to bottom. We’re one of the more dominant minor-league teams in the whole country, and we do it with a bunch of guys who have been around the game a long time. We respect the game because we know how much it can give, and how easily it can be taken away

“As a kid, I played for the love of the game. And as I got older, I wanted to play for the money,” said Purify, who had brief NFL stints with the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. “Now that I’m an old man, I’m back to playing for the love of the game again. I’ve got a lot of young cats on my team that I’ve taken under my wing to just show them the ropes, and in those ways, there’s a pureness to the game for me right now that I haven’t felt since I was a kid.”

“Initially, I came out for the Greyhawks just to stay competitive and just to stay in shape, but this team’s truly become a second family for me since I started four years ago,” Purify said.

"The GDFL is excited about adding another high-value prospect to our Next Level Pro watch and look forward to watching the progress of Bobby Purify's production as he prepares to debut in the top developmental football league in the the country, the GDFL,"said CEO Charles Thompson. 


The Gridiron Developmental Football League is a Professional Developmental Football League based in Memphis, Tennessee. This League was established to provide the community with high quality sports entertainment and to provide athletes the opportunity to participate in professional sports.

 We are looking at partnering with national and local area businesses in our pursuit of excellence and commitment to our community. Our commitment, dedication, and vision are set on building a firm foundation for professionalism and quality. The Gridiron Developmental Football League continues to strive to provide a quality minor professional level of football throughout the United States and beyond giving area athletes and fans the opportunity be a part of history. 

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The GDFL Communications Office contributed to this article.