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Louis Murphy

WR

Height
6' 3"
CLASS
SR
Hometown
St. Petersburg
Weight
205 lbs.
Experience
4L
School
Lakewood
Louis Murphy

 

A true senior wide receiver who will be on the men’s track and field team in the spring of 2008…CAREER: Has seen action in 48 games at Florida, with 26 starts…Deep threat with 1,245 yards and 13 touchdowns on 77 receptions…Has a career-long grab of 66-yards, Florida’s longest pass play in the 2007 campaign…Caught a career-best six receptions against Troy and scored two touchdowns before halftime against Florida State, also a personal best mark… 2008: Selected as a team captain for the 2008 season…Started in every game for the Gators…Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 27 in the Gators’ BCS National Championship Game win…Led the team in receiving yards (655) and ranked second in receptions (38) and average receiving yards per game with 46.8…Led all wide receivers in receiving yards in Florida victories over Hawaii, Miami, Arkansas and Alabama… Averaged 17.2 yards per catch, tied for fourth-best in the SEC… Scored his final touchdown as a Gator off a 20-yard pass by Tim Tebow in the first quarter of the BCS National Championship Game… Surpassed the 1,000 career-receiving yards’ mark with 54 yards in the victory over South Carolina…Three of his five touchdowns versus Arkansas were for 15 yards or more and collected 70 total yards receiving in the Gators’ road victory...Also contributed on special teams, appearing on the punt return team versus Ole Miss and on the hands’ team against LSU…Notched his first TD of the 2008 season with a 48-yard touchdown grab from Tim Tebow against Miami…2007: Saw action in all 13 games during the season, making 10 starts…Only games he did not start were against Troy, Auburn and LSU…Ranked third on the team with 37 receptions and 548 yards…Had at least one reception in all 13 games during the year, the only UF receiver to do so…Was on the receiving end of UF’s longest pass completion of the year, a 66-yard touchdown grab against Kentucky…Had five touchdowns and averaged 14.8 yards per catch…Had a career-high 91 yards on four catches against the Wildcats’ secondary…Registered a five-game streak of at least three receptions per contest against Auburn, LSU, Kentucky, Georgia and Vanderbilt…Scored in back-to-back games for the first time in his career, catching touchdowns against Georgia and Kentucky…Reeled in a personal-best six grabs against Troy…Had a career-long 12-yard run on an end around against Florida Atlantic…Caught two passes for 60 yards against Tennessee…Burned the Florida State defense for a career-high two touchdowns, catches of 14 and 32 yards before halftime…Contributed three receptions for 26 yards on the road at LSU…Scored on a 37-yard catch, spinning out of a tackle against Ole Miss, his second career touchdown…2006: Made the second start of his collegiate career versus Florida State…Enjoyed his best game of the season against LSU, catching a 35-yard TD pass from Tebow for his first career reception and also caught a seven-yard toss from Tebow…Made his season debut in Florida’s win at Tennessee…Dressed for the UCF and Southern Miss games but did not play…2005: Played in the final nine games of the season, mainly on special teams and five wideout sets…Did not catch any passes on the season…Made collegiate debut in the Kentucky game…PREP: Three-year letterwinner, three-year starter and captain of Lakewood football team…As a senior, he tallied 26 receptions for 520 yards and three touchdowns…Also returned one kick return and one punt return for touchdowns…As a junior, played option quarterback in a winged-T offense, but moved to wide receiver for his senior year…Ranked as the 47th-best wide receiver prospect in the nation by Scout.com and 37th by Rivals.com…Two-year MVP and special teams MVP…PERSONAL: Was born on May 11, 1987…His parents are Louis, Sr., and Filomena Murphy…Has one sister, Chiriga…Lists playing video games among his hobbies…Chose the University of Florida over Tennessee, Florida State and Louisville…Ran as the anchor on a 4 x400 relay on high school track team, winning the state championship as a sophomore…Also played basketball for the Lakewood Spartans at power forward…Most memorable moment was taking the ball as quarterback and running up the middle of the field to score a 50-yard touchdown during his first year playing football…Earned Eagle Scout honors…Admires his father for always being there for him…MAJOR: Recreation Event Management.

 

CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year    No.       Yds      Avg.     TDs      Long

2006    2          42        21.0     1          35

2007    37        548      14.8     5          66

2008    38        655      17.0     7          48

Totals: 77        1,245  16.2    13        66

 

MURPHY’S CAREER HIGHS

Receptions: 6 (Troy, 2007)

Receiving Yards: 91 (Kentucky, 2007)

Receiving TDs: 2 (Florida State, 2007)

Longest Reception: 66 (Kentucky, 2007)

Rushing Attempts: 1 (Florida Atlantic, 2007)

Rushing Yards: 12 (Florida Atlantic, 2007)

Rushing TDs: None

Longest Rush: 12 (Florida Atlantic, 2007)

 

2008                                            
    RUSHING RECEIVING PASSING KICK RET PUNT RET all
Date Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg purp
Aug 30, 2008 HAWAII 1 3 0 3 2 51 1 48 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54
Sep 6, 2008 MIAMI 0 0 0 0 4 77 1 32 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 77
Sep 20, 2008 at Tennessee 0 0 0 0 2 18 0 22 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
Sep 27, 2008 OLE MISS 0 0 0 0 4 41 0 15 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41
Oct 4, 2008 at Arkansas 0 0 0 0 5 70 0 20 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70
Oct 11, 2008 LSU 0 0 0 0 1 37 0 37 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37
Oct 25, 2008 UK 0 0 0 0 2 21 0 12 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
Nov 1, 2008 vs UGA 0 0 0 0 1 44 1 44 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44
Nov 8, 2008 at Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 3 39 1 19 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39
Nov 15, 2008 USC 0 0 0 0 4 54 0 25 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54
Nov 22, 2008 THE CITADEL 0 0 0 0 2 24 1 16 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
Nov 29, 2008 at Florida State 0 0 0 0 2 49 1 26 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49
Dec 6, 2008 vs Alabama 1 4 0 4 4 86 0 34 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Jan 8, 2009 vs Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 2 44 1 24 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44
  Totals 2 7 0 4 38 655 7 48 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 662
                                             
2007                                            
    RUSHING RECEIVING PASSING KICK RET PUNT RET all
Date Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg purp
Sep 1, 2007 WKU 0 0 0 0 3 20 0 10 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Sep 8, 2007 TROY 0 0 0 0 6 78 0 19 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78
Sep 15, 2007 UT 0 0 0 0 2 60 0 44 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
Sep 22, 2007 at Ole Miss 0 0 0 0 2 57 1 37 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
Sep 29, 2007 AUBURN 0 0 0 0 3 21 0 9 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
Oct 6, 2007 at LSU 0 0 0 0 3 26 0 12 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
Oct 20, 2007 at Kentucky 0 0 0 0 4 91 1 66 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 91
Oct 27, 2007 vs UGA 0 0 0 0 3 49 1 40 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49
Nov 3, 2007 VANDERBILT 0 0 0 0 3 56 0 40 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
Nov 10, 2007 at South Carolina 0 0 0 0 2 20 0 12 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Nov 17, 2007 FLORIDA ATLANTIC 1 12 0 12 1 8 0 8 0-0-0 0 0 0 3 41 0 22 0 0 0 0 61
Nov 24, 2007 FLORIDA STATE 0 0 0 0 4 58 2 32 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58
Jan 1, 2008 vs Michigan 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 4 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
  Totals 1 12 0 12 37 548 5 66 0-0-0 0 0 0 3 41 0 22 0 0 0 0 601
                                             
2006                                            
    RUSHING RECEIVING PASSING KICK RET PUNT RET all
Date Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg purp
Sep 16, 2006 at Tennessee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 7, 2006 LSU 0 0 0 0 2 42 1 35 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42
Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 4, 2006 at Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 2, 2006 vs Arkansas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 8, 2007 vs Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Totals 0 0 0 0 2 42 1 35 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42

 

 

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