Chris Purtz
Chris Purtz

Player Profile

Fresno, CA

High School:
Clovis West

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 213




2006: Saw action in seven games ... registered five tackles (four solo) ... notched his first career sack against Portland for a loss of 11 yards ... had two tackles against Texas A&M in the Holiday Bowl victory.

2005: Played in 11 games, primarily on special teams ... ended the season with six tackles, including two stops against Arizona ... recovered a fumble against UCLA ... also credited with tackles against New Mexico State, Washington State, Oregon and Stanford.

2004: Appeared in Cal's first two games (Air Force and New Mexico State).

2003: Redshirted while working with the scout team.

High School: Two-time all-conference linebacker who recorded 156 tackles (56 solo), 15 sacks, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, one interception, six passes broken up and one safety as a senior ... graduated a semester early and enrolled at Cal for the spring 2003 semester ... named his conference's Defensive Player of the Year, as well as to the Fresno Bee's All-Star team and the Clovis Independent's all-city team ... also selected city defensive player of the year by the Independent, all-valley and all-state (second team) ... ranked as No. 25 linebacker in the nation and No. 74 overall player in California (No. 95 in the West) by, while being tabbed an All-American by PrepStar magazine and All-Far West by SuperPrep magazine ... ranked 11th among linebackers in the West by PacWest/ ... also rated No. 47 on the Top 100 college recruits for the class of 2003 by ... played in the 2003 CaliFlorida Bowl at Mt. SAC ... piled up 104 tackles, seven sacks and 18 tackles for loss as a junior.

Personal: A three-time Scholar-Athlete Award recipient ... parents are Harvey and Leslie Purtz ... born Nov. 12, 1984, in Hinsdale, Ill. ... intended political science major.