Graduating Class: 1972
Induction Class: 1981
David Pureifory was the first EMU football player to receive mention on three All-America teams in one year and first to win All-America honors for two seasons. He was a first-team selection of the American Football Coaches Association-College Division Team in 1970 and 1971, and first team top pick of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in 1970. He was also a second team All-American on the Associated Press-College Division teams of 1970 and 1971. Pureifory, drafted by Green Bay in the sixth round of the 1972 NFL draft, was a Packer standout until 1978 when he was traded to the Detroit Lions. He was named the Lions' "Most Valuable Defensive Player" of 1980 and was a regular at defensive end until his retirement in 1983. Pureifory was elected to EMU's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1981.