|Alabama Crimson Tide — No. 64|
|Nose tackle||Redshirt Junior|
|Date of birth:July 23, 1988|
|Place of birth: Hoover, Alabama|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||Weight: 319 lb (145 kg; 22 st 11 lb)|
|High school: Hoover High School,|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at CBSSports.com|
Kerry Murphy (born July 23, 1988) is an American football defensive tackle. He currently attends the University of Alabama in his junior year. Murphy is considered one of the top defensive tackles in his class.
High school career[edit | edit source]
Murphy attended Hoover High School in Alabama, where he made 142 tackles and 16 sacks in junior and senior seasons. A dominant force in the middle, Murphy helped Hoover to two straight Class 6A State Championships in 2005 and 2006. During that period, Hoover was featured on the MTV show Two-A-Days.
After receiving All-American honors by Parade as a senior, Murphy was selected to play in the 2006 Alabama North-South All-Star Game as well as the 2006 US Army All-American Bowl.
Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Murphy was listed as the No. 4 defensive tackle prospect in the nation. He was also ranked as the No. 2 prospect from Alabama, behind only fellow Crimson Tide teammate Rolando McClain.
College career[edit | edit source]
After originally signing with the University of Alabama in the spring of 2007, Murphy failed to qualify that year, and after spending a year at Hargrave Military Academy, he missed again in 2008. Murphy signed one more time with the Crimson Tide in 2008, stayed another semester at Hargrave, then took more classes at Hoover's Cahaba School to raise his grade point average enough to meet NCAA eligibility standards.
References[edit | edit source]
- NFL Draft - 2013 DT Draft Prospects, CBSSports.com, August 4, 2008, http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/TSX/2013_DT
- Rivals.com defensive tackles 2007, January 24, 2007, http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewrank.asp?ra_key=1488
- Rivals.com Alabama Top 30 2007, February 26, 2007, http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewrank.asp?ra_key=1586
- Rapoport, Ian R. (January 13, 2009), "Former Hoover star Kerry Murphy passes through NCAA Clearinghouse", The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/sports/123183814890580.xml&coll=2
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