American Football Database
American Football Database
James Murphy
Date of birth: (1959-10-10) October 10, 1959 (age 61)
Place of birth: Deland, Florida
Career information
Position(s): WR
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
College: Utah State
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 10 / Pick: 266
(by the Minnesota Vikings)
 As player:
Kansas City Chiefs
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards

CFL's Outstanding Player Award - 1986

CFL All-Star: 1983,1988
CFL East All-Star: 1983,1988
Playing stats at
Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1988

James "Quick" Murphy (born October 10, 1959) was a receiver for eight seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.


Murphy played for the Bombers from 1982-1990. He was named the league's Most Outstanding Player in 1986 and was a two-time All-Star. He helped the Bombers to three Grey Cup victories and finished his career with 9,036 receiving yards, which was the Blue Bombers record until it was broken by Milt Stegall.

He was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and was selected as one of the Blue Bombers 20 All-Time Greats in 2005.