Eddie Murray (American football)

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Eddie Murray
No. 2, 3
Kicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1956-08-29) August 29, 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Career information
College: Tulane
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 7 / Pick: 166
Debuted in 1980 for the Detroit Lions
Last played in 2000 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Field goals attempted 466
Field goals made 352
Pct 75.5
Points scored 1,594
Stats at NFL.com

Edward Peter Murray (born August 29, 1956) is a former National Football League kicker.

Murray went to school at spectrum high school in Victoria, British Columbia and played junior football for the Saanich Hornets. He played college football at Tulane University and was drafted in the seventh round of the 1980 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. He would play for the Lions, as well as the Kansas City Chiefs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins. Murray was named MVP of the 1981 Pro Bowl. On January 30, 1994, he kicked three field goals in Super Bowl XXVIII, earning a Super Bowl ring as a member of the 1993 NFL Champion Dallas Cowboys.

As a Detroit Lion in the 1983 NFC Divisional Playoff at San Francisco, with the Lions trailing 24-23 with 11 seconds left in the game, Murray, having earlier made a 54-yard field goal, narrowly missed a 43-yard attempt. Ten years later as a Dallas Cowboy Murray made a game winning field goal in overtime in the regular season finale against the New York Giants, which determined the NFC East Title and NFC homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.

Murray is the sixteenth highest scorer overall in NFL history.[1]

Murray grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. He currently resides in Michigan with his wife Cynthia and daughter Nicole.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Roger Ruzek
Philadelphia Eagles Starting Kickers
1994
Succeeded by
Gary Anderson