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Maurice Purify     

Born: January 17, 1986
Hometown: Eureka, CA
6' 3", 225
College: Nebraska
Other Pro Experience: NFL 

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Sharks fall to Rattlers in desert duel
WJXT Jacksonville

Rattlers rattled in Orlando; suffer first loss of season
Arizona Sports (registration) (blog)

Sharks fall to Rattlers in overtime thriller
WJXT Jacksonville

Rattlers need overtime to prevail in Jacksonville
Arizona Sports

Rattlers cruise past Tampa Bay in home opener
Arizona Sports (registration) (blog)

Former Rattler Receiver Purify Returns Home
Arizona Rattlers Press Release
The five-time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned wide receiver Maurice Purify for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Thursday.

Arena Bowl XXVIII Preview
After finishing as the top seed in the entire league, San Jose was rewarded with home-field advantage throughout the AFL playoffs. After their defeat last week of the Arizona Rattler’s, they earned the right to host Arena Bowl XXVIII.

SaberCats to vie for title in Stockton
Stockton Record
n RecordSaberCats to vie for title in StocktonStockton RecordThe SaberCats (19-1) earned the right to appear in their fifth ArenaBowl with a thrilling 70-67 win over the three-time reigning Arena Football League champion Arizona Rattlers in the National Conference Championship Game last Saturday at Stockton Arena.and more »

San Jose Knows The Way
Stockton Record

Home away from home for Sabercats
Stockton Record
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SaberCats roll in AFL playoff opener
San Jose Mercury News
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Spokane Shock owner wants Rattlers in first-round matchup
al.comSpokane Shock owner wants Rattlers in first-round matchupazcentral.comIn the aftermath of a couple of heated scenes in San Jose last week, Rattlers coach Kevin Guy said emotions need to get under control. (Photo: Patrick Breen/azcentral sports). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Kevin Guy wouldn't bite.and more »

Purify, McAdoo, and Hyland earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release
San Jose SaberCats wide receiver Maurice Purify has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Arizona Rattlers defensive end Mike McAdoo has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and San Jose SaberCats Jack linebacker David Hyland has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 20 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

LA KISS loses season finale to San Jose
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Sabercats Put Cap on Historic Season

Ex-UA WR Dan Buckner expected to give Rattlers' receiving corps big boost

SaberCats add veteran receiver Maurice Purify
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned wide receiver Maurice Purify.

BREAKING: Arizona Rattlers, Maurice Purify part ways
Adam Markowitz,
We didn't know it at the time, but the 2012 Arizona Rattlers were the start of one of the greatest dynasties in the history of the Arena Football League. Maurice Purify was a huge part of that success, and he went on to help the team win three straight championships. On Monday though, Purify was placed on reassignment, ending his time with the three-time defending champions.

Rattlers release WR Maurice Purify
Purify, 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, underwent knee surgery late last season and spent training camp and the first seven weeks of this season still rehabbing his knee

Cleveland Gladiators vs. Arizona Rattlers: Home opener Saturday is ArenaBowl ...

Rattlers may lose WR Poots, DL Hawthorne in free agency

Arizona Rattlers ArenaBowl 3-Peat: By the Numbers
Arizona Sports

ArenaBowl XXVII: Arizona Rattlers QB Nick Davila knows Ohio football
The Plain Dealer -
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.comHe received his second career Arena Football League's Most Valuable Player award this week, and he is the player the Cleveland Gladiators most need to stop in ArenaBowl XXVII Saturday at 8 p.m. in Quicken Loans Arena (ESPN). Known for his accuracy ...and more »

Dynasty vs. Destiny on tap in the ArenaBowl
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ArenaBowl XXVII: Arizona Rattlers scouting report
The Plain Dealer -
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Rattlers exact revenge on SaberCats, stamp ticket to fourth straight ArenaBowl
Arizona Sports

Rattlers advance to National Conference Championship with tight win over Portland
Arizona Sports

Rattlers (15-3) begin AFL Playoffs by hosting Thunder (5-13)
KPHO Phoenix

AFL playoffs: Portland Thunder at Arizona Rattlers game preview
The Oregonian

Rattlers open playoffs at home against Portland

Former Husker Purify glad to still be playing football, no matter the arena
Omaha World-Herald

Rattlers fight through late-season aches, pains

Rattlers set record with win over Talons

Rattlers vs. SaberCats breakdown: analysis and prediction

Rattlers can put separation on San Jose with win

Rattlers QB Davila treating homecoming like any game

Can Rattlers become 1st to go unbeaten?

Rattlers try to put more distance on foes in National Conference showdown

Shock Headed to Desert Battle vs. Arizona
Sports and Weather Right Now

Portland Thunder vs. Arizona Rattlers: Preview
The Oregonian

Nick Davila shines as Arizona Rattlers win in Jacksonville
Arizona Sports

Rattlers surge past Sharks
Florida Times-Union

Rattlers hold off pesky San Antonio; stay perfect
Arizona Sports

Rattlers will address lack of extra-points efficiency

Power lineman predicts win over 2-time defending AFL champion

Rattlers-SaberCats analysis, prediction
Richard Obert, Arizona Central
This is only the fourth game for the Rattlers (3-0), but it's huge for home-field advantage in the playoffs, because next week the Rattlers play host to red-hot Pittsburgh Power, maybe the best team in the East. Then, after that, the Rattlers get San Antonio, arguably the league's worst team.

Rattlers need to tune out cow bells in San Jose

Special team blunders hurt Sharks in 63-39 loss at Arizona
Florida Times-Union (blog)

Rattlers clean up well in Week 2 rout

Davila, Rattlers Too Hot for Spokane
KHQ Right Now

Rattlers, Shock meet in conference final rematch

Nick Davila rallies Rattlers to win over Soul

Rattlers and Soul familiar foes at start, end of years

Arizona Rattlers tops rival San Jose to advance to National Conference Final
Tucson Citizen

Rattlers get ready for another ArenaBowl playoff run

VooDoo snake-bitten by Rattlers, 79-42

VooDoo Facing Big Road Test Out West In The Desert

Rattlers Stop Shock In Arizona
KHQ Right Now

Rattlers clinch playoff spot in revenge win over Shock
Tucson Citizen

Rattlers bounce back with dominating rout of Talons
Arizona Sports

Shock, Rattlers in early AFL showdown
The Spokesman Review

Purify returns to Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release
The Arizona Rattlers have announced that standout wide receiver Maurice Purify has been assigned to the team, signing a two year contract.

Soul hope to give Rattlers another tough loss
The News Journal

Arizona Soul, Philadelphia Rattlers taking different approaches to ArenaBowl ...

Arizona, Philadelphia Meet Expectations to Square Off in ArenaBowl XXV

Rattlers meet familiar face in ArenaBowl
FS Arizona

Arizona Rattlers come from behind to defeat Utah Blaze, clinch ArenaBowl berth

Rattlers look to respond at San Antonio

Arizona Rattlers look to respond at San Antonio
Arizona Republic

Arizona Rattlers plan on playing vs. Iowa Barnstormers amid Arena Football League labor strife

Spirit of late former Arizona Rattlers player Johnie Kirton rides with team

Rattlers Overwhelm VooDoo In The Graveyard

Arizona Rattlers look to avoid distractions vs. New Orleans VooDoo

Rattlers face defenseless Arena teams

Arizona Rattlers defense faces task of stopping top QB

Rattlers mid-season report card
AZ (blog)

San Jose SaberCats at Arizona Rattlers
San Jose Mercury News

Rattlers look to focus on finishing vs. Georgia

Arizona Rattlers add receiver Markee White
Tucson Citizen

Arizona offers gauge for Talons
San Antonio Express

Game preview: Iowa Barnstormers host Arizona Rattlers on Saturday

Arizona Rattlers receiver Maurice Purify focused on Arena games, not NFL

Rattlers rally to victory vs. Mustangs in home opener

Georgia Force ready for another AFL season
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Rattlers open season amid scare of AFL strike

Rattlers enter the AFL season as preseason No. 1

Jacksonville Sharks Clinch Conference Crown, Head West for ArenaBowl XXIV
The Jacksonville Observer

Jacksonville Sharks Face Georgia Force for ArenaBowl Berth
The Jacksonville Observer

Force rides momentum to playoff win over Cleveland

Force fight for better matchup

Great outdoors: After shining in Arena Football League, Maurice Purify signs with UFL

Force drops pivotal game

Force sell out home finale

AFL Playoff Push Approaching For Orlando Predators
WKMG Orlando

New Orleans VooDoo hits road with more spring in its step

Force feeling urgency after losing last two

Force defense remains short-handed in Philly

Blaze pick up first road win, 74-71 over Georgia

High scoring no good for Force

Force pull away in second half

Force working for consistency