Raiders Take WR Louis Murphy in Round 4
Sunday, April 26 2009 @ 12:13 PM CDT
Contributed by: AllyOop
Contributed by: AllyOop
Murphy has very good speed, uses his frame well. A speedy wideout who is tough and will throw his body around. He has good hands, but isn't the greatest runner of routes. He is likely a 3rd round pick at this point. Durable.
Needs to polish up his routes. Not very quick
Selected as a team captain for the 2008 season…Started in every game for the Gators…Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 27 in the Gators’ BCS National Championship Game win…Led the team in receiving yards (655) and ranked second in receptions (38) and average receiving yards per game with 46.8…Led all wide receivers in receiving yards in Florida victories over Hawaii, Miami, Arkansas and Alabama… Averaged 17.2 yards per catch, tied for fourth-best in the SEC… Scored his final touchdown as a Gator off a 20-yard pass by Tim Tebow in the first quarter of the BCS National Championship Game… Surpassed the 1,000 career-receiving yards’ mark with 54 yards in the victory over South Carolina…Three of his five touchdowns versus Arkansas were for 15 yards or more and collected 70 total yards receiving in the Gators’ road victory...Also contributed on special teams, appearing on the punt return team versus Ole Miss and on the hands’ team against LSU…Notched his first TD of the 2008 season with a 48-yard touchdown grab from Tim Tebow against Miami
Saw action in all 13 games during the season, making 10 starts…Only games he did not start were against Troy, Auburn and LSU…Ranked third on the team with 37 receptions and 548 yards…Had at least one reception in all 13 games during the year, the only UF receiver to do so…Was on the receiving end of UF’s longest pass completion of the year, a 66-yard touchdown grab against Kentucky…Had five touchdowns and averaged 14.8 yards per catch…Had a career-high 91 yards on four catches against the Wildcats’ secondary…Registered a five-game streak of at least three receptions per contest against Auburn, LSU, Kentucky, Georgia and Vanderbilt…Scored in back-to-back games for the first time in his career, catching touchdowns against Georgia and Kentucky…Reeled in a personal-best six grabs against Troy…Had a career-long 12-yard run on an end around against Florida Atlantic…Caught two passes for 60 yards against Tennessee…Burned the Florida State defense for a career-high two touchdowns, catches of 14 and 32 yards before halftime…Contributed three receptions for 26 yards on the road at LSU…Scored on a 37-yard catch, spinning out of a tackle against Ole Miss, his second career touchdown
Made the second start of his collegiate career versus Florida State…Enjoyed his best game of the season against LSU, catching a 35-yard TD pass from Tebow for his first career reception and also caught a seven-yard toss from Tebow…Made his season debut in Florida’s win at Tennessee…Dressed for the UCF and Southern Miss games but did not play
Played in the final nine games of the season, mainly on special teams and five wideout sets…Did not catch any passes on the season…Made collegiate debut in the Kentucky game
Attended Lakewood (St. Petersburg, Fla.) High School...Team captain and three-year starter...Competed as a winged-T option quarterback, twice earning team MVP honors on offense and once on special teams...Shifted to wide receiver during his senior campaign, as Rivals.com rated him the 37th-best receiver prospect in the country during his short tenure at that position...In his only year at that spot, Murphy had 26 receptions for 520 yards and three touchdowns...Also returned one kickoff and one punt for touchdowns...His most memorable moment on the gridiron was taking the ball as quarterback and running up the middle of the field to score a 50-yard touchdown during his first year playing football...Ran as the anchor on a 4x400 relay on the Lakewood squad, winning the state championship as a sophomore...Also played basketball for the Spartans at power forward.
Was born on May 11, 1987…His parents are Louis, Sr., and Filomena Murphy…Has one sister, Chiriga…Lists playing video games among his hobbies…Chose the University of Florida over Tennessee, Florida State and Louisville…Ran as the anchor on a 4 x400 relay on high school track team, winning the state championship as a sophomore…Also played basketball for the Lakewood Spartans at power forward…Most memorable moment was taking the ball as quarterback and running up the middle of the field to score a 50-yard touchdown during his first year playing football…Earned Eagle Scout honors…Admires his father for always being there for him…MAJOR: Recreation Event Management.
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