50 Facts About Demarco Murray


Demarco Murray currently serves as running backs coach at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma.

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Demarco Murray attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he played football, basketball, and ran track for the Gaels athletic teams.

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Demarco Murray was considered a top-30 basketball recruit in the state as well.

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Demarco Murray chose Oklahoma over Southern California at the 2006 US Army All-American Bowl.

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Demarco Murray became the first player in school history to score four touchdowns in a half in his debut.

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Demarco Murray tore his hamstring in the Big 12 Championship on the opening kickoff against Missouri, which left him out of the National Championship against Florida.

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Demarco Murray finished the 2008 season with 179 carries for 1,002 yards and 14 touchdowns to go along with 31 receptions for 395 yards and four touchdowns.

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Demarco Murray finished the 2009 season with 171 carries for 705 yards and eight touchdowns to go along with 41 receptions for 522 yards and four touchdowns.

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Demarco Murray dominated the Sooners' backfield in his final year with the program.

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Demarco Murray finished his last season with the Sooners with 282 carries for 1,214 yards and 15 touchdowns to go along with 71 receptions for 594 yards and five touchdowns.

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Demarco Murray ended his college career with 65 touchdowns, becoming only the fifth player in Big 12 conference history to score at least 60 career touchdowns.

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Demarco Murray was a four-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree during his career and graduated from Oklahoma with a degree in communication and a double minor in business and African American studies.

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Demarco Murray was selected in the third round with the 71st overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.

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Demarco Murray was the sixth running back chosen in the 2011 draft.

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Demarco Murray started his rookie year as the third string running back behind starter Felix Jones and second string running back Tashard Choice.

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Demarco Murray earned the Rookie of the Week award and FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week for his game against the Rams.

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Demarco Murray followed his record-breaking game by getting his first NFL start against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8.

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From Weeks 10 to 13, Demarco Murray had 79 carries for 333 yards and a touchdown for a 4.

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In Week 14 against the New York Giants, Demarco Murray carried the ball five times for 25 yards and added a reception for six yards before suffering a fractured right ankle and high ankle sprain that ended his rookie season.

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Demarco Murray tied for third among rookie players for rushing touchdowns with two; Carolina Panthers' quarterback and 2011 Rookie of the Year Cam Newton led all rookie players with 14 rushing touchdowns.

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Demarco Murray was 14th in receptions among all rookie players and second among rookie running backs with 26 receptions.

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Demarco Murray finished fourth in receiving yards among rookie running backs with 183.

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Demarco Murray's 897 rushing yards ranked 22nd among all NFL running backs and ninth in the NFC.

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Demarco Murray finished the 2013 season ranked 11th in total yards from scrimmage with 1,471 while missing two games due to injury.

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Demarco Murray had 217 carries for 1,121 yards and nine touchdowns, all career highs and ranking tied for 17th, tenth, and tied for sixth, respectively among running backs.

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Demarco Murray recorded 53 catches for 350 yards and a touchdown, ranking 11th, 14th, and tied for 16th among running backs.

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Demarco Murray replaced Frank Gore in the 2014 Pro Bowl after Gore got injured during the NFC Championship against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Demarco Murray was ranked 87th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.

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Demarco Murray finished the 2014 season with 392 carries for 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns to go along with 57 receptions for 416 yards.

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Demarco Murray earned the NFL's Offensive Player of The Year award at the end of the season.

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Demarco Murray finished tied with his quarterback Tony Romo for 3rd place in MVP voting.

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Demarco Murray set the franchise single season rushing record with 12 games rushing for at least 100 yards and passed Walt Garrison for seventh on the Cowboys all-time rushing yards list.

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Demarco Murray finished the season as the league's top rusher and was named as a First-team All-Pro and to his second Pro Bowl, while having his second straight 1,000 yard season.

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Demarco Murray was ranked fourth by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015 list.

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Demarco Murray missed Week 3 against the New York Jets due to a hamstring injury, while Mathews ran for 108 yards and Darren Sproles scored two touchdowns.

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Demarco Murray registered eight carries for 24 yards in the game, while Sproles recorded 66 yards on 15 carries, and 34 yards on four catches.

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Demarco Murray reportedly had a conversation with owner Jeffrey Lurie over his role in the offense during the flight back to Philadelphia.

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Demarco Murray struggled to get touches after the return of Ryan Mathews, who started the remaining four games.

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Demarco Murray fumbled a pitch that was returned by DeAngelo Hall for a touchdown just when the Eagles were within six points.

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Demarco Murray finished the year with 193 carries for 702 yards, and had only two games with over 20 carries, his lowest output since 2012.

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On March 9,2016, Demarco Murray was traded to the Tennessee Titans along with the Eagles' 2016 fourth round draft pick, in exchange for the Titans' 2016 fourth round draft pick.

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Demarco Murray posted 1,287 rushing yards on 293 carries in his first year with the Titans.

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Demarco Murray was named to his third career Pro Bowl on December 20,2016 as a result of his successful season with the Titans.

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Demarco Murray was ranked 33rd by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.

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Demarco Murray split carries with Heisman Trophy-winning second-year running back Derrick Henry and run-oriented quarterback Marcus Mariota, reaching 15 rushing attempts just once through Week 10.

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Demarco Murray made his final appearance of the regular season in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams.

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Demarco Murray finished the 2017 season with a career-low 659 rushing yards and six touchdowns to along with 39 receptions for 266 yards and a touchdown.

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On January 2,2019, Demarco Murray joined Kevin Sumlin's staff at the Arizona Wildcats football team as the running backs coach.

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On January 27,2020, Demarco Murray returned to his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, as running backs coach.

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Demarco Murray serves as The Chief Athletics Officer of Wellness in the Schools, a non profit organization that promotes healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness for children in New York City public schools.

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