Skyhawk Football | Matt Murphy - 48

HometownMemphis, Tenn.
Height/Weight6-2 - 260 lbs.

2013: Saw time in 11 games, making six starts (including the first four games of the season)…Tallied 13 tackles (one solo) and three quarterback hurries…Had a pair of season-high three-tackle performances (against Murray State on Nov. 2 and against Eastern Illinois on Nov. 23)…Had a pair of quarterback hurries against Jacksonville State on Oct. 5…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2012: Played in all 11 games, accumulating 12 tackles (five solo), including 3.5 tackles for loss…Made a season-high three tackles on three occasions (at Northern Illinois on Sept. 8, against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 29, at Murray State on Oct. 13)…Had 2.5 tackles for loss in a span of three games against Ohio Valley Conference competition in midseason…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2011: Played in seven games for the Skyhawks, recording three assisted tackles…Tallied a season-high two tackles at Mississippi State.

BEFORE UTM: Enjoyed a stellar prep career at Christian Brothers High School…Named to the Memphis Commercial Appeal's Best of the Preps Private School team...Played in the Liberty Bowl AutoZone All-Star Game...Named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association D2-2A team...Helped Christian Brothers finish fourth in the Commercial Appeal's Dandy Dozen...Made 69 tackles, nine tackles for loss and four sacks during his senior year...Received the Harris Jones Courage Award...Was a member of the track team that won the state championship...Was the state runner-up in the shot put his junior and senior seasons.

PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 15, 1992…Son of John and Melanie Murphy…Majoring in business.

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