TULSA (AP) -- The University of Tulsa says former TU defensive end Bill Purifoy has died.
TU says in a news release that Purifoy died Monday of natural causes. He was 53.
Purifoy played at TU from 1978 through 1981 after transferring from New Mexico Military Academy and was a teammate of current TU head football coach Bill Blankenship.
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