72 - Jason Murphy Position: Offensive Guard
    Class: r-Junior
    Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 305 lbs.
    High School: Edmondson Westside
    Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
    photo         Continues to make strides on the offensive side of the ball after starting his career on the defensive line ... Coming off a great spring ... Needs to continue that momentum into summer and fall work outs ... Enters the fall as a co-No. 1 with James Miller at right guard ... Brings outstanding athleticism and footwork to the offensive guard position ... A physical player who plays hard ... Is focused on being successful and willing to learn ... Continues to improve his strength through the athletic performance program ... A good summer preparation will be extremely important ...

    2003: Played in three regular season games ... Saw action on 27 offensive snaps ... Missed the first two games with a sprained ankle ... Dressed for the Texas A&M game, but did not play ... Saw his first action of the season against UConn, playing eight snaps on offense ... Saw brief action on offense at Rutgers ... Played 16 snaps on offense against Syracuse ... Registered a 390-pound bench press during spring max testing ...

    2002: Played in 10 games at defensive tackle ... Tallied two solo tackles and 13 assists ... Also had a QB hurry ... Played 24 snaps against Arkansas State ... Had three assisted tackles and a quarterback hurry ... Played seven defensive snaps against LSU ... Played 20 snaps against Marshall, registering a "big hit" ... Had a solo stop and five assists at Texas A&M ... Had an assisted stop at Western Michigan ... Played six snaps on defense at Boston College ... Saw brief action on defense against Rutgers ... Played 12 snaps against West Virginia, recording a solo stop and an assist ... Played 15 snaps on defense against Virginia, recording an assisted tackle ... Had an assisted tackle at Miami ... Played in a jayvee game against Hargrave for extra experience and registered nine tackles ... Recorded an assisted tackle in Tech's bowl win ... Turned in a personal-best 370-pound bench press during off-season testing ... Moved to the offensive line prior to spring practice ... Worked at right guard ...

    2001: Worked at defensive tackle while being redshirted in the 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 residential property management.

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