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Marcus Murphy
Marcus Murphy

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
DeSoto, Texas

High School:
DeSoto

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 195

Position:
Tailback

Experience:
2L

Major:
Parks, Recreation & Tourism


10/27/2014

Mizzou Football Media Day Quotes - Oct. 27

Head Coach Gary Pinkel addresses the media prior to Saturday's game vs. Kentucky

10/13/2014

Mizzou Football Media Day Quotes - Oct. 13

Head Coach Gary Pinkel addresses the media prior to Saturday's game at Florida

10/11/2014

Mizzou/Georgia Postgame Notes

Mizzou 0, Georgia 34

08/16/2014

Offense Claims Second Fall Scrimmage, 11-9

Defense Owns Upper Hand Early, Offense Rallies Late

08/15/2014

Football Training Camp Report: Day 12

Tigers Prepare for Second Scrimmage of Fall on Saturday

10/25/2014

Missouri Football vs Vanderbilt - Homecoming - October 25, 2014

Missouri vs Vanderbilt - Homecoming 2014

10/25/2014

Vanderbilt vs. Football (USA Today)

Vanderbilt vs. Football; photos by Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

10/18/2014

Football vs. Florida (USA Today)

Football vs. Florida; photos by Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

10/11/2014

Missouri Football vs Georgia - October 11, 2014

Missouri vs Georgia

10/11/2014

Missouri vs. Georgia- USA Today Gallery

Missouri vs. Georgia- USA Today Gallery

• 2013 All-SEC Second Team (Coaches)

• 2012 All-America Second Team Return Specialist (Sports Illustrated)

• 2012 All-SEC First Team Return Specialist

• 2012 Team Special Teams Player of the Year

• 2012 SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 1 & Oct. 3)

2014 OUTLOOK
One of the nation's most potent all-purpose backs who can impact a game whether he's running the ball, catching passes out of the backfield, or returning kicks ... He's got 17 career touchdowns as a Tiger, scored four different ways: rushing (12), kickoff return (3), punt return (1) and receiving (1) ... With 3,191 career all-purpose yards entering this year, he already ranks 8th alltime at Mizzou in that category ... Opens spring camp in a battle for the starting tailback job vacated by NFL hopeful Henry Josey.

2013 SEASON
Led the team with 1,425 all purpose yards and tallied 10 total touchdowns on the season, including 9 rushing and 1 receiving ... Had a career day catching the ball vs. Auburn (Dec. 7), as he finished with 40 receiving yards, a long of 24-yards and a touchdown (all new career highs) ... part of Mizzou's three-headed rushing attack that, with his 571 rushing yards, totaled 2,305 yards ... tallied his ninth rushing touchdown of the season on a two-yard run vs. Texas A&M (Nov. 30) ... had a career-high 16 rushing attempts (67 yards), along with his eighth rushing TD of 2013, in the 24-10 win at No. 24 Ole Miss (Nov. 23) ... scored two rushing TDs vs. South Carolina (Oct. 26) ... broke off one of the best rushes of his career with a swerving 36-yard scoring run at No. 7 Georgia (Oct. 12), totaling five rushes for 57 yards ... named a preseason First Team All-American by Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, and Phil Steele.

2012 SEASON
Returned with style in 2012 after missing all of 2011 with a shoulder injury, as he was named a 2nd-Team All-American and a 1st-Team All-SEC performer thanks to an electrifying season as a return man ... ranked 2nd in the SEC and 10th in the NCAA with his season punt return average of 13.85 yards, and he also ranked 5th in the SEC (42nd nationally) with his 24.11 kickoff return average ... took an MU-record four kicks back for scores in all, including an MU-record three punt return TDs and one kickoff return TD (a 98-yarder which came against eventual BCS National Champion Alabama) ... made a huge impact in the season opener, becoming the first Tiger ever with two punt return touchdowns in the same game ... his first score came with under five minutes left in the third quarter, spinning off a few defenders and sprinting 70 yards for a touchdown ... in the fourth quarter, he bested that with a 72-yard touchdown ... finished the game with 180 yards on five punt returns, breaking the previous school record of 156, held by NFL Hall of Famer Roger Wehrli (set on Oct. 21, 1967) ... was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for that performance ... recorded his third punt return for a TD on the year against Central Florida, taking one 66 yards to the house to give the Tigers a 14-10 lead midway through the third quarter ... the three returns is a new MU record and ties former Mizzou All-American Jeremy Maclin for most in a career ... was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time on the year for his UCF performance ... returned a kickoff for a touchdown against Alabama, getting the Tigers back into the game ... the return was his first kickoff return for a touchdown in his career and it was a 98-yarder to go along with his three punt-return TDs so far this season ... averaged a team-best 5.4 yards per carry on eight rushing attempts, gaining 43 yards with a touchdown in the Tigers' 33-10 homecoming win over Kentucky ... won the team's most improved tailback award thanks to a strong spring camp.

2011 SEASON
Missed the season due to a shoulder injury sustained in July individual workouts.

2010 SEASON
Made nice contributions as a true freshman, as he was MU's primary kickoff returner, making 24 returns for 475 yards and a 19.8 average ... also carried 22 times for 181 yards and two TDs overall, including a 69-yard score on the third play of the game at Texas Tech to give the Tigers a quick 7-0 lead ... ran the ball nine times for 33 yards against McNeese State in the home opener in his first college game ... added a kickoff return of 24 yards against MSU ... his first career touchdown on a one-yard run against the RedHawks ... gained a career-high 74 yards on three carries against Texas Tech.

HIGH SCHOOL
An elusive multipurpose back who made an impact in numerous ways for his high school program ... ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 13 all-purpose back, and as the No. 55 overall prospect at any position to come out of the state of Texas ... ranked by Scout.com as the nation's No. 88 running back talent, while ESPN.com puts him as the nation's No. 90 running back prospect ... was a two-time District 11-5A offensive most valuable player and team captain ... ran for 1,410 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior, while catching 35 passes out of the backfield for 653 yards and eight more touchdowns ... accounted for 23 total touchdowns as a junior in 2008, as he ran for 1,274 yards and 17 scores, while adding 41 catches for 524 yards and six touchdowns ... high school coach - Claude Mathis.

PERSONAL
Parents - William & Tonnette Murphy ... lists hobbies as working out, listening to music and playing sports ... chose Mizzou over Mississippi, Minnesota, Kansas, Iowa State, Utah and Northwestern, among others.

MURPHY'S career RUSHING stats

Year

GP-GS

Att.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

Long

2010

12-0

22

181

8.2

2

69

2012

12-0

46

251

5.5

1

25

2013

14-0

92

601

6.5

9

42

Career

38-0

160

1033

6.5

12

69

MURPHY'S RETURN career stats

Year

PR-Yds.

Avg.

TD

Long

KR-Yds.

Avg.

TD

Long

2010

0-0

0.0

0

0

24-475

19.8

0

39

2012

27-374

13.9

3

72

19-458

24.1

1

98

2013

21-146

7.0

0

38

27-599

22.2

0

42

Career

48-520

10.8

3

72

70-1532

21.9

1

98

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