Continues the transition from the defensive side of the ball to offensive and will see playing time at tight end ... 2009: Played in the Nov. 7 home finale, a 31-7 win over Indiana State ... A familiar face on the Bears' practice squad from a year ago, he looks to add depth on the defensive line ... 2008: Sat out the 2008 season in residence at Missouri State ... 2007: Played defensive end and defensive tackle for coach Keith Allen at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. ... He did not earn any game playing time for the Bearcats, who finished 0-11 ... 2006: Enrolled at Ozarks Technical College in Springfield ... High School: Played fullback and linebacker as a senior for the Springfield Christian homeschool team for coach David Lohn, helping the Chargers to a 9-3 record ... Started four seasons and was also a guard, tight end and defensive end for the Chargers ... Personal: Justin Mitchell Purvis was born 5/2/88 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Wil and Carol Purvis of Springfield ... Majoring in Advertising and Promotion ... Has three brothers, Andrew, Grant and Ethan, and five sisters, Crystal, Hilary, Suzannah, Charity and Melody ... Father Wil played football at Central Missouri (1968-72).