From Hartford, CT, Murphy was a duel-sport star in football and track, and a duel-threat QB on the football field. During his senior season, he threw for over 1,000 yards and rushed for over 1,000 yards before signing with the Florida Gators.
Murphy was thrust into the starting QB role for Florida following a leg injury to starter Jeff Driskel. He started 6 games for the Gators, but injured his shoulder against Vanderbilt. Murphy decided to transfer to Boston College following the 2013 season.
Murphy immediately flourished at Boston College; his ability as a running quarterback fit in perfectly with the teams running-heavy offense. Murphy would go on to break the school record for rushing yards by a quarterback (both single-season and career), passing Doug Flutie in only nine games. In the final game of the season against Syracuse, he broke the ACC single-season rushing record by a QB with 1,079 yards gained.
Undrafted in 2015, Murphy signed on with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who converted him into a WR. He would make go on to make their practice squad and ultimately get promoted to their active roster. Following his release from the Steelers, he was picked up by the Miami Dolphins in 2016.
At age 26, the 6’2″, 213 lbs WR will join The Spring League to prove he belongs back on Sunday’s.
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