Skyhawk Football | Jay Murphy - 56

HometownLewisburg, Tenn.
Height/Weight6-4 - 346 lbs.

2017: Named to College Sports Madness Ohio Valley Preseason All-Conference third team.

2016: Saw action in all 12 games while notching 11 starts on the defensive line…Compiled 28 total tackles, including 10 solos and 18 assists…Notched 3.5 tackles for loss totaling eight yards…Tallied one sack…Recorded 10 multi-tackle games…Notched a season-high four tackles against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24) and Jacksonville State (Nov. 19)…Recorded half a sack against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24) and Austin Peay (Oct. 8)…Tallied a fumble recovery against Cincinnati in season opener on Sept. 1.

2015: Saw action in 10 games while earning one start at No. 15 Ole Miss on Sept. 5…Tallied 25 tackles including 1.5 tackles for loss…Tallied career-high six tackles at Austin Peay on Oct. 17…Notched half a sack at Tennessee Tech on Oct. 3…Blocked a kick against Tennessee State on Oct. 10.

2014: Showed promise as a true freshman, seeing action in 11 games with one start (at Tennessee State on Oct. 18)…Compiled nine tackles and one tackle for loss…Had three multi-tackle performances, highlighted by three tackles at No. 8 Jacksonville State on Oct. 4.

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Marshall County High School under head coach Aaron Pitts, where he was an anchor on both the defensive and offensive lines…Was named a first team All-District 12 AA defensive lineman by the Tennessean and was named the 2013 District 12 AA Lineman of the Year by the Columbia Daily Herald…Helped the Tigers to a playoff berth during his junior season.

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 14, 1996…Son of Roxie Murphy…Majoring in humanities and fine arts.

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