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Jerome Murphy

Jerome Murphy
Murphy in the 2013 NFL season.
No. 45     Washington Redskins
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-01-13) January 13, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Elizabeth, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Elizabeth (NJ)
College: South Florida
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 65
Debuted in 2010 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history

Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

  • All-Big-East selection (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2013

Jerome Murphy (born January 13, 1987) is an American football cornerback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He played college football for the University of South Florida.

He has also played for the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions.

Early years

Murphy attended Elizabeth High School. He played defensive back and wide receiver. As a senior he had 89 tackles and eight interceptions on defense and 582 receiving yards with seven touchdowns on offense.

College career

Murphy attended the University of South Florida from 2005 to 2009. As a senior he was a first team all-Big East selection by Phil Steele. During his career he started 25 of 51 games, recording 178 tackles, eight interceptions, and two forced fumbles.

Professional career

Pre-draft

St. Louis Rams

Murphy was drafted in the third round of the 2010 draft by the St. Louis Rams. He was placed on injured reserve on August 31, 2011.

New Orleans Saints

Murphy was waived by the Rams on September 1, 2012 and claimed by New Orleans Saints the next day.[1] He was waived on September 17.

Detroit Lions

On September 18, he was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions.

Washington Redskins

On November 19, he was signed by the Washington Redskins.[2]

References

External links

  • South Florida Bulls bio
  • Washington Redskins bio
  • St. Louis Rams bio

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