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72 - Jason Murphy Position: Defensive Tackle
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 6-2
Weight: 285
High School: Edmondson H.S.
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
 
photo         Changed his body dramatically during his first year at Tech ... Added nearly 30 pounds through the athletic performance program ... A physical player who plays hard ... Runs well and is athletic ... Made progress fundamentally while redshirting last year but still needs to work on his technique ... Has the ability to be an early contributor if he keeps working ... Showed flashes of that ability during the final week of spring practice ... Has a bright future ... A good summer preparation could help put him in the thick of the battle for playing time when preseason practice opens ...

2001: Worked at defensive tackle while being redshirted last fall ... Turned in a 340-pound bench press and 470-pound back squat during spring testing ... Also ran a 4.97 in the 40 ... Had three tackles in one of Tech's spring scrimmages and two tackles and a pass broken up in another ...

High School: The Baltimore Sun Defensive Player of the Year ... Was in on over 100 tackles, including 17 quarterback sacks, in 2000 ... Recovered seven fumbles and blocked a pair of punts ... Posted an amazing 60 sacks during his four seasons as a starter for Coach Pete Pompey ... Thirty of those sacks came in 1999 when he helped his team to the Maryland 2A championship game ... Rated the No. 46 defensive player in the nation by G&W Recruiting ... Listed as the No. 38 DE by Rivals ... Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report rated him the No. 35 player in the Mid-Atlantic Region ... Listed as the No. 14 prospect in Maryland by ACC Area Sports Journal and the No. 16 player in the Mid-Atlantic Region by SuperPrep ... A PrepStar all-region pick ... A first-team All-Metro and all-state pick as a junior and senior and a second-team All-Metro selection as a sophomore ... Helped the team to three-straight city West Division championships and 28 wins in the last 30 games of his career ... Played his first organized football as a freshman ... Led Edmondson Westside to the state semifinals his senior season ... Spent time at all four defensive line positions during his career and even saw some limited action at linebacker ... Played lacrosse for one season ... Attended Tech's summer football camp after his junior year ... The vice-president of his senior class ...

Personal: Jason G. Murphy ... Born 8/7/82 in Baltimore, MD ... Son of Benjamin and Anna Murphy ... Enrolled in university studies.

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