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GAINESVILLE, FL (University of Florida Communications) - University of Florida junior defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy (Pensacola, Fla.) recently announced that he has decided to forego his final year of eligibility with the Gators and declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. Purifoy played in 37 games at UF, including 19 starts, and totaled 102 tackles, 12 pass breakups, five forced fumbles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, three blocked kicks, two interceptions, a pair of sacks and a fumble recovery.
"There are a lot of factors that go into making these individual and personal decisions and I'm 100 percent supportive of Loucheiz's choice to enter into the NFL Draft," said Florida head coach Will Muschamp. "Loucheiz has come a long way from when I sat in his living room with his family during the recruiting process and he also knows his work is not done. We wish him nothing but the best of luck and look forward to watching him on Sundays. As we have with other former Gators, we encourage him to return to
"I have had a great three years at the
Purifoy totaled 24 tackles this season, tied for second on the squad with seven pass breakups and collected two interceptions. In early October, he earned the Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week honor for his performance in the Gators' 30-10 win over