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Aaron Murray

Aaron Murray
No. 7     Kansas City Chiefs
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-11-10) November 10, 1990
Place of birth: Tampa, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Tampa (FL) Plant
Georgia
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 163
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Independence Bowl champion (2009)
  • Capital One Bowl champion (2013)
  • SEC Passing Touchdown Leader
  • SEC Career Passing Yards Leader
  • 2013 Capital One Bowl MVP
  • AP 2012 All-SEC Honorable Mention<
  • AP 2011 All-SEC Second Team
  • Coaches' 2010 Freshman All-SEC Team
  • 2011 Coaches All SEC Team
  • 2012 CFN 3rd Team All American
  • 2010 Freshmen All American
  • 2013 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist
  • 2× Davey O`Brien Semi-finalist
  • 2× Mawell Award Semi-finalist
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Aaron Murray (born November 10, 1990) is an University of Georgia.

Early years

Murray was raised in Florida, the son of Lauren and Dennis Murray. His father is Catholic and his mother is Jewish.[1] He graduated from Plant High School in Tampa, Florida.[2]

In 2008, under the combined leadership of Murray and Phillip Ely (a sophomore who came in for a stretch of seven games when Murray was injured), The Plant High Panthers won 14 games in a row after a close opening day loss. The Panthers continued to the state championship finally defeating Tallahassee Lincoln 34-14 en route to their 2nd title in three years.

As a junior, Murray completed 201-of-329 passing attempts for 4,012 yards and 51 touchdowns with seven interceptions.[3] He had a longest pass play of 78 yards that season.[3]

Murray received 53 scholarship offers,[4] and during his senior season he completed 118-of-195 passes for 2,285 yards and 33 touchdowns with five interceptions. The senior rushed for 257 yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns. He participated in the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on the same East team with Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd.

Murray was named Hillsborough co-offensive player of the year along with teammate and favorite target, wide receiver Orson Charles. Voted All-Suncoast First Team. He was also voted the 4A Player of the Year therefore making him a finalist and leading contender for Florida's Mr. Football of 2008. Murray was named Parade All-American, Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern Top 12 Players SE, Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 (#10), and FSWA All-State first team quarterback.

College career

Murray verbally committed to attend the [5]

2009 season

Murray Joe Cox.

2010 season

With fellow freshman quarterback South Carolina and ending with an October 2 road trip to Colorado as their linebacker B.J. Beatty forced a fumble late in the fourth quarter that resulted in a Buffaloes' 29-27 victory.[7]

However, the [9]

Georgia finished the season facing tough opposition including BCS National Champion Jacksonville, Florida.[10] On November 13, Murray completed 15-of-28 passes for 273 yards with three touchdowns against Auburn—even taking a 21-7 lead at the half and a 31-28 lead in the third quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Unfortunately, Newton proved to be too much as he finished with four touchdowns, 151 rushing yards, and 148 more yards off 12-of-15 passing attempts as Auburn won the game, 49-31.[11]

Murray finished the season well, as the redshirt freshman guided the Georgia Bulldogs to a 6-6 regular season record after starting out 1-4. The 6-1, 206-pound dual threat quarterback defeated in-state rival Memphis, Tennessee on December 31, 2010 against Central Florida.

In the 2010 season, Murray accomplished quite a bit. He set a UGA freshman record with 3,049 passing yards in 13 games. This placed him second in the SEC with the most yards passing by a freshman.[13] More records set or broken by the Tampa native include his 3,216 total offensive yards as a freshman that is a University of Georgia school record and ranks as No. 2 in SEC history. Murray also tied D.J. Shockley (2005) by scoring 28 total touchdowns in a single season. His 24 passing touchdowns is tied for second in UGA history for a single season. Murray's pass efficiency rating of 154.48 ranked as No. 14 nationally and No. 4 in the SEC. He was listed as third highest in the SEC averaging 234.5 yards passing per contest. Murray was ranked No. 4 in total offense in the SEC with 274.4 yards a game.

2011 season

Murray's redshirt sophomore year started off slowly. Either by design, with a very tough early season schedule, or due to the chemistry of a lot of young talent needing to mesh and gel, Georgia began 2011 with an 0-2 start with losses to nationally ranked No. 5 [15]

With the whole season in jeopardy, the magic began for the [16]

Right away, Murray's passing game was high flying as he accounted for four touchdowns in a 59-0 drubbing of visiting Coastal Carolina on September 17. Murray hit on 18-of-26 pass attempts for 188 yards against the Chanticleers.[17]

The 6-1, 211-pound quarterback coasted through the first half of the schedule with wins against [20]

The month of November belonged to the Georgia Bulldogs as Murray and company reeled off four wins against solid teams in New Mexico State, Auburn, Kentucky, and Georgia Tech. The New Mexico State game on November 5 had Murray putting on a show as he completed 18-for-23 passes for 238 yards and five touchdowns including a 47 yarder to wide receiver [27]

Following the completion of the regular season, Murray gained honors from The Associated Press on December 5, 2011 as it released its All-SEC football team listing him as the second team quarterback.[28]

2012 season

Aaron Murray and the Georgia Bulldogs finished the season ranked #5 nationally after they got past #16 [29]

With expectations rising after a successful 10-4 campaign in 2011, their rising star, junior outside linebacker Nick Saban's powerful, then-ranked #2 Alabama on December 1, 2012.

Right off the bat, Georgia raced to a quick 4-0 start in September off blowout wins over [31] His accuracy was much better in the following week at Columbia, Mo. (22-of-35 passing for 242 yards with three TDs) as senior wide receiver Marlon Brown pitched in by catching a game high 9 receptions for 124 yards to overwhelm the Missouri Tigers—who were brand new to the SEC Conference that year.[32][33]

Two home wins on the 15th and 22 September against over-matched James Franklin's Commodores would still go on to finish a successful campaign at 9-4.[35]

Coach Mark Richt's and defensive coordinator Sanders Commings came up with one of his two picks late in the contest to the seal the win for the Bulldogs as Murray got help from two true freshman running backs in Keith Marshall (10 rushes, 164 yards and 75- and 72-yard TD runs) and Todd Gurley (24 rushes, 130 yards and 3 TDs that including one rush of 51 yards for a score). Murray was 19 of 25 passing the ball for 278 yards and two TDs against the Vols.[36] His touchdown passes were of 8 and 32 yards both thrown to wide receiver Michael Bennett, who was unfortunately lost for the season to an ACL injury at practice 4 days later.

The season nearly hit a turning point in the year, changing directions for the worse, when Georgia faced quarterback [37]

The remainder of the season turned into a story of redemption for the University of Georgia as Murray led the Bulldogs past Kentucky (October 20), Florida (October 27), Ole Miss (November 3), Auburn (November 10), [38] Murray and the Bulldogs locked up the SEC East as its division leader when they received help from South Carolina which suffered from two road losses to SEC opponents, LSU and Florida, on back-to-back weekends.

At [39]

The next weekend pitted Georgia against an improving Florida Gators football team (ranked No. 2 going into the October 27 matchup; finished season at 11-2) led by coach [40]

In the games that followed—all in November—Georgia put their season on cruise control as the Bulldogs rolled past Ole Miss, Auburn, Georgia Southern, and Georgia Tech beginning on November 3 and finishing out on November 24 when UGA blasted the Yellow Jackets, 42-10. Georgia played Ole Miss at home as the Rebels took a 10-0 lead in the 2nd quarter off [41]

Next, Georgia traveled to face embattled Auburn as the Bulldogs grabbed a 28-0 lead by halftime. Murray opened up the game with three touchdown passes of 6, 5, and 17 yards to three different receivers. Running back Keith Marshall added the finishing touches in the third quarter with a 62-yard TD run to give Georgia its 38-0 victory. Murray was solid going 18 of 24 passing the ball for 208 yards against the Tigers.[42]

UGA finished out its regular season by knocking off two schools that ran the option as Georgia defeated Georgia Southern in a lopsided contest, 48-14, on November 17 and then got past the Rambling Wreck in Athens, Ga. by limiting Georgia Tech's quarterbacks' [43][44]

On December 1, No. 3 ranked Georgia (11-1) reached the SEC Championship Game to face its nemesis in archrival Alabama (11-1) which was ranked No. 2 in the country. Murray played his best when the game was on the line as he came up just five yards short of winning the championship contest as his final pass, which was intended for Malcolm Mitchell in the end zone, was instead deflected by Alabama's linebacker C.J. Mosley as the errant misplaced football fell into the hands of a falling Chris Conley who successfully made the catch but had lost his balance and was promptly tackled in the field of play at the five-yard line. The remaining seconds ticked off the game clock as the Alabama Crimson Tide (who held on to win the slugfest, 32-28) went on to become the 2012 SEC Champion—and later on, the 2013 BCS Champion after they defeated Notre Dame, 42-14, in Miami, Fla. on January 7, 2013.[45]

Murray had opened up the scoring with a 19-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jay Rome, but Alabama's [46]

Following the loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, Georgia was invited to the [47]

Murray enjoyed excellent success during his redshirt junior season at the University of Georgia as the Bulldogs finished at 12-2 and as SEC Eastern Division Champions. He had a victory in a bowl game with his win over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl. Numbers wise, it was Murray's best season by far as he completed 249-of-386 passes for 3,893 yards with 36 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and a solid pass efficiency rating of 174.82. He also set individual career records. Against Kentucky (October 20, 2012), Murray's 73rd career TD gave him the UGA record, breaking David Greene's record set from 2001–04. And then against Alabama in the 2012 SEC Championship Game, he broke Peyton Manning's career touchdown record which was 89. Murray now has 95 touchdown passes for his career at UGA.[48]

2013 Season

On November 9, at the homecoming game vs Appalachian State, Aaron Murray completed touchdown passes 114 and 115 to tie and break the all-time SEC career passing touchdown record previously set by Florida quarterback Sanford Stadium.[49] Prior to the ACL injury, Murray surpassed 3,000 yards for the season. This makes him the first SEC quarterback to pass for 3,000 yards per year in four seasons.[50]

Statistics

Passing Rushing
YEAR CMP ATT CMP% YDS TD INT RAT ATT YDS AVG TD
2009 DNP - Redshirt
2010 209 342 61.1 3,049 24 8 154.5 87 167 1.9 4
2011 238 403 59.1 3,149 35 14 146.4 87 111 1.3 2
2012 249 386 64.5 3,893 36 10 174.8 59 −68 −1.2 3
2013 225 347 64.8 3,075 26 9 158.8 58 186 3.5 7
Totals 921 1,478 62.3 13,166 121 41 158.5 291 396 1.36 16

Professional career

Kansas City Chiefs

Murray was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 5th round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Personal life

Murray's brother, Josh, was on the show [51]

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External links

  • Official bio at Georgia
  • A. Murray - 2009 QB on YouTube
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