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Louis Murphy biography

Date of birth : 1987-05-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : St. Petersburg, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-12
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Louis Morris Murphy, Jr. is an American professional football player who is a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). Murphy played college football for the University of Florida, and now plays professionally for the Oakland Raiders of the NFL.

COLLEGE:

Played in 48 games with 26 starts and was on two national championship teams at Florida…Totaled 1,245 yards and 13 touchdowns on 77 receptions …Had a career-long grab of 66 yards, Florida’s longest pass play in 2007 …Selected as a team captain in senior year and started in every game …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 (46.8)…Averaged 17.2 yards per catch, tied for fourth-best in the SEC…Scored his final touchdown as a Gator on a 20-yard pass 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 vs. Arkansas were for 15 yards or more and collected 70 total yards receiving in Florida’s road victory...Notched his first TD of 2008 with a 48-yard reception against Miami…Saw action in all 13 games as a junior, making 10 starts…Ranked third on the team with 37 receptions and 548 yards…The only Gator receiver to have at least one reception in all 13 games during the year…Caught UF’s longest pass of the year, a 66-yard touchdown 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…Scored in consecutive 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…Had a career-high two touchdowns and catches of 14 and 32 yards before halftime against Florida State…Had two receptions for 42 yards as a sophomore...Made the second start of his Florida career vs. Florida State…Enjoyed best game of the season against LSU, catching a 35-yard TD pass for his first career reception and added a seven-yard catch…Made his season debut in Florida’s win at Tennessee…Played in the final nine games of the season as a freshman, mainly on special teams and five wideout sets…Recreation Event Management major.

PERSONAL:

Three-year letterwinner, three-year starter and captain at Lakewood (St. Petersburg, Fla.) High School…Caught 26 passes for 520 yards and three touchdowns as a senior…Also returned one kick and one punt for touchdowns…As a junior, played option quarterback in a winged-T offense, but moved to wide receiver for his senior year…Ranked as the 47th-best wide receiver prospect in the nation by Scout.com and 37th by Rivals.com…Two-time offensive MVP and also named special teams MVP…Ran as the anchor on a 4x400 relay on Lakewood’s track team, winning the state championship as a sophomore…Also played basketball at power forward…Attended same high school as Raiders T Cornell Green.


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