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Michael Murphy
Player Profile:
Michael Murphy 2781346
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: H.B. Plant H.S.
Major: Economics
Experience: 1 Letter

2016

Saw action in seven games as a linebacker and on special teams … Second string on the depth chart at linebacker … Finished year with seven tackles … Blocked punt which was returned for a touchdown at Harvard (Nov. 5) … Made three tackles (one solo) vs. Princeton (Oct. 1) … Made one tackle, registered a quarterback hurry and pass breakup first career appearance in season opener vs. Saint Francis U.

HIGH SCHOOL

A 2016 graduate of H.B. Plant High School in Tampa, Fla., where he played four years of varsity football for head coach Robert Weiner … First Team All-County selection by the Tampa Bay Tribune … National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award-winner … Totaled 127 tackles (73 solo), 37 tackles for loss, four interceptions and 14 pass deflections on defense and nine touchdowns on offense in career … Recorded 57 tackles (37 solo), 13 for a loss, 11 passes defended and two interceptions as a safety, scored six total touchdowns as a running back, rushed for 191 yards on 26 carries and caught 11 passes for 209 yards and four touchdowns as a senior … Led the Panthers to a 9-3 overall record, undefeated 6-0 district record and state playoff berth as a senior … Recorded 62 tackles and 24 for a loss at linebacker his junior year … Led the Panthers to an 11-2 overall record, perfect 5-0 district record and state playoff appearance as a junior.

PERSONAL

Born Michael Jeffrey Murphy on May 7, 1997 … Son of Jeff and Wendy Murphy … Father graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, while mother graduated from the University of Florida … Father played football at Penn from 1978-80 … Began hanging around his high school program when he served as a ball boy when he was a seven-year old … Father and high school coach are lifelong friends who met in the second grade … Committed to Columbia on August 23, 2015 … Enrolled at Columbia College … Majors in Economics.

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