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DeMarco Murray
RB #29
Height:
6-0
Weight:
217
Age:
28
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Las Vegas, NV
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2016):

CAR
293
YDS
1,287
AVG
4.4
TDS
9

Biography

 
PRO: Early in the 2016 offseason, the Titans acquired running back DeMarco Murray in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.  The 6-foot-1-inch, 220-pounder brings stability and veteran leadership to the Titans’ running back corps.  A two-time Pro Bowler, Murray is known for his physical, downhill running style, but he is also a skilled pass catcher out of the backfield.  The University of Oklahoma product enjoyed a stellar 2014, capturing the NFL’s rushing title and earning NFL Offensive Player of the Year honors.  A former third-round draft choice of Dallas in 2011, Murray spent his first four seasons with the Cowboys before joining the Philadelphia Eagles for the 2015 campaign.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•     Murray earned the 2014 NFL rushing title after leading the league and setting Cowboys franchise records in rushing yards (1,845) and scrimmage yards (2,261). His 1,845 yards were 484 more than the next closest rusher (Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell).
•    Murray set an NFL record by rushing for 100-plus yards in each of the Cowboys first eight games in 2014, breaking Hall of Famer Jim Brown’s previous record of six-consecutive games to start a season set in 1958.
•    In 2014, Murray became the fastest player in Dallas history and fifth-fastest player in league annals to reach the 1,000-yard mark, doing so in just eight games.
•    Murray garnered Pro Bowl honors in 2013 after completing his first-career 1,000-yard campaign, totaling 1,121 yards and nine touchdowns.
•    As a rookie in 2011, Murray rushed for a Dallas Cowboys franchise record 253 yards against St. Louis (10/23/11), the ninth-highest single-game total in NFL history and the second-most by a rookie back.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Murray led his high school basketball team to a 2005 state title.  He was considered a top-30 basketball recruit in the state as well.
•    He started the DeMarco Murray Foundation with the mission to provide families with seriously and chronically ill children with daily encouragement and life changing experiences.  More information is available at DeMarcoMurray.com.
•    Murray hosted his first youth football camp in Middle Tennessee in June 2016, welcoming 150 players to the two-day event at D1 Sports Training in Franklin.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Las Vegas, Nev., native was originally selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (71st overall) the 2011 NFL Draft.
•    Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2015.
•    Traded from the Philadelphia Eagles along with their 2016 fourth-round selection to the Titans for their 2016 fourth-round selection.

COLLEGE:
•    Finished his Oklahoma career as the school’s career all-purpose yardage leader (6,718) and also owns the Sooners record for career touchdowns (65) and career receiving yards by a running back (1,571).
•    Was just the second player in Oklahoma history to surpass 1,000 yards in three categories with 3,685 rushing yards, 1,571 receiving yards and 1,462 kick return yards.
•    Ranks sixth in school history with 3,685 total rushing yards over his four-year career.
•    As a senior (2010), was a consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection and Sports Illustrated honorable mention All-America honoree.  Started all 14 games and tallied 1,214 yards and 15 touchdowns, while adding 71 catches for 594 yards and five touchdowns
•    His 2,057 all-purpose yards as a senior rank fourth in school history and he became the first player to record two 2,000-yard seasons during his Oklahoma career.
•    As a junior (2009), was named second-team All-Big 12 by the league’s coaches and earned honorable mention all-conference honors from the AP after finishing second on the team in both rushing (705 yards and eight touchdowns) and receiving (41 catches for 522 yards and four touchdowns).
•    As a sophomore (2008), set the Oklahoma record for single-season all-purpose yards with 2,171 total yards, helping pace an offense that led the Sooners to the BCS National Title Game.
•    Earned first-team All-Big 12 honors from the conference’s coaches and second-team honors from the AP in 2008, leading the team in rushing (1,002 yards) as well as kick returns with 774 yards, the second-highest total in school history.
•    As a redshirt freshman (2007), garnered Freshman All-America honors from Rivals.com and was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection after tying the Oklahoma freshman record of 15 touchdowns previously held solely by Adrian Peterson.
•    Set an Sooners record with five touchdowns in his debut game vs. North Texas (9/1/07).
•    Redshirted in 2006.
•    Was a four-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree during his career.
•    Graduated from Oklahoma with a degree in communications and a double minor in business and African American studies.

PERSONAL:  
•    DeMarco and his wife, Heidi, have a daughter, Savanna June Murray, and a son, Parker Ray Murray.
•    Attended Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) High School.  Earned all-state honors and was named the 2005 Sunset Region Offensive Player of the Year as a senior after rushing for 1,947 yards with 27 touchdowns and catching 22 passes for 724 yards with seven touchdowns.
•    Was an all-conference selection in each of his final three prep years.
•    Also recorded 64 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions while playing defensive back at Bishop Gorman.
•    Helped lead Bishop Gorman to a 2005 Nevada state title.
•    On Twitter and Instagram: @DeMarcoMurray
•    Born DeMarco Murray on Feb. 12, 1988 in Las Vegas, Nev.
 
PRO: Early in the 2016 offseason, the Titans acquired running back DeMarco Murray in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.  The 6-foot-1-inch, 220-pounder brings stability and veteran leadership to the Titans’ running back corps.  A two-time Pro Bowler, Murray is known for his physical, downhill running style, but he is also a skilled pass catcher out of the backfield.  The University of Oklahoma product enjoyed a stellar 2014, capturing the NFL’s rushing title and earning NFL Offensive Player of the Year honors.  A former third-round draft choice of Dallas in 2011, Murray spent his first four seasons with the Cowboys before joining the Philadelphia Eagles for the 2015 campaign.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•     Murray earned the 2014 NFL rushing title after leading the league and setting Cowboys franchise records in rushing yards (1,845) and scrimmage yards (2,261). His 1,845 yards were 484 more than the next closest rusher (Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell).
•    Murray set an NFL record by rushing for 100-plus yards in each of the Cowboys first eight games in 2014, breaking Hall of Famer Jim Brown’s previous record of six-consecutive games to start a season set in 1958.
•    In 2014, Murray became the fastest player in Dallas history and fifth-fastest player in league annals to reach the 1,000-yard mark, doing so in just eight games.
•    Murray garnered Pro Bowl honors in 2013 after completing his first-career 1,000-yard campaign, totaling 1,121 yards and nine touchdowns.
•    As a rookie in 2011, Murray rushed for a Dallas Cowboys franchise record 253 yards against St. Louis (10/23/11), the ninth-highest single-game total in NFL history and the second-most by a rookie back.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Murray led his high school basketball team to a 2005 state title.  He was considered a top-30 basketball recruit in the state as well.
•    He started the DeMarco Murray Foundation with the mission to provide families with seriously and chronically ill children with daily encouragement and life changing experiences.  More information is available at DeMarcoMurray.com.
•    Murray hosted his first youth football camp in Middle Tennessee in June 2016, welcoming 150 players to the two-day event at D1 Sports Training in Franklin.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Las Vegas, Nev., native was originally selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (71st overall) the 2011 NFL Draft.
•    Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2015.
•    Traded from the Philadelphia Eagles along with their 2016 fourth-round selection to the Titans for their 2016 fourth-round selection.

COLLEGE:
•    Finished his Oklahoma career as the school’s career all-purpose yardage leader (6,718) and also owns the Sooners record for career touchdowns (65) and career receiving yards by a running back (1,571).
•    Was just the second player in Oklahoma history to surpass 1,000 yards in three categories with 3,685 rushing yards, 1,571 receiving yards and 1,462 kick return yards.
•    Ranks sixth in school history with 3,685 total rushing yards over his four-year career.
•    As a senior (2010), was a consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection and Sports Illustrated honorable mention All-America honoree.  Started all 14 games and tallied 1,214 yards and 15 touchdowns, while adding 71 catches for 594 yards and five touchdowns
•    His 2,057 all-purpose yards as a senior rank fourth in school history and he became the first player to record two 2,000-yard seasons during his Oklahoma career.
•    As a junior (2009), was named second-team All-Big 12 by the league’s coaches and earned honorable mention all-conference honors from the AP after finishing second on the team in both rushing (705 yards and eight touchdowns) and receiving (41 catches for 522 yards and four touchdowns).
•    As a sophomore (2008), set the Oklahoma record for single-season all-purpose yards with 2,171 total yards, helping pace an offense that led the Sooners to the BCS National Title Game.
•    Earned first-team All-Big 12 honors from the conference’s coaches and second-team honors from the AP in 2008, leading the team in rushing (1,002 yards) as well as kick returns with 774 yards, the second-highest total in school history.
•    As a redshirt freshman (2007), garnered Freshman All-America honors from Rivals.com and was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection after tying the Oklahoma freshman record of 15 touchdowns previously held solely by Adrian Peterson.
•    Set an Sooners record with five touchdowns in his debut game vs. North Texas (9/1/07).
•    Redshirted in 2006.
•    Was a four-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree during his career.
•    Graduated from Oklahoma with a degree in communications and a double minor in business and African American studies.

PERSONAL:  
•    DeMarco and his wife, Heidi, have a daughter, Savanna June Murray, and a son, Parker Ray Murray.
•    Attended Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) High School.  Earned all-state honors and was named the 2005 Sunset Region Offensive Player of the Year as a senior after rushing for 1,947 yards with 27 touchdowns and catching 22 passes for 724 yards with seven touchdowns.
•    Was an all-conference selection in each of his final three prep years.
•    Also recorded 64 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions while playing defensive back at Bishop Gorman.
•    Helped lead Bishop Gorman to a 2005 Nevada state title.
•    On Twitter and Instagram: @DeMarcoMurray
•    Born DeMarco Murray on Feb. 12, 1988 in Las Vegas, Nev.
 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 1,420 6,515 4.6 91 43 268 1,899 7.1 44 5 17 11
2016 TEN 16 16 293 1,287 4.4 75T 9 53 377 7.1 35 3 3 1
2015 PHI 15 8 193 702 3.6 54T 6 44 322 7.3 44 1 2 2
2014 DAL 16 16 392 1,845 4.7 51 13 57 416 7.3 34 0 5 5
2013 DAL 14 14 217 1,121 5.2 43 9 53 350 6.6 22 1 3 1
2012 DAL 10 10 161 663 4.1 48 4 35 251 7.2 22 0 3 2
2011 DAL 13 7 164 897 5.5 91T 2 26 183 7 18 0 1 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 MIN L 16-25 13 42 3.2 12 0 5 35 7 14 2 1 1
2 @DET W 16-15 12 89 7.4 67 0 7 56 8 22 0 -- --
3 OAK L 10-17 16 114 7.1 36 1 5 41 8.2 16 0 -- --
4 @HOU L 20-27 25 95 3.8 14 2 2 24 12 14 0 1 0
5 @MIA W 30-17 27 121 4.5 14 0 5 16 3.2 7 0 -- --
6 CLE W 28-26 21 65 3.1 16 1 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
7 IND L 26-34 25 107 4.3 14 1 3 20 6.7 13 0 -- --
8 JAX W 36-22 21 123 5.9 22 1 1 5 5 5 0 -- --
9 @SD L 35-43 14 51 3.6 13 1 7 29 4.1 10 0 -- --
10 GB W 47-25 17 123 7.2 75 1 2 33 16.5 35 0 -- --
11 @IND L 17-24 21 70 3.3 8 0 3 9 3 4 1 -- --
12 @CHI W 27-21 17 43 2.5 10 0 5 41 8.2 16 0 1 0
14 DEN W 13-10 21 92 4.4 11 1 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
15 @KC W 19-17 18 89 4.9 12 0 5 52 10.4 19 0 -- --
16 @JAX L 17-38 14 42 3 11 0 2 18 9 18 0 -- --
17 HOU W 24-17 11 21 1.9 7 0 1 -2 -2 -2 0 -- --

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