Trent Murphy

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Trent Murphy
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No. 93     Washington Redskins
Outside Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-12-22) December 22, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: Scottsdale, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school: Phoenix (AZ) Brophy
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47
Debuted in 2014 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Trenton Allen "Trent" Murphy (born December 22, 1990) is an American football linebacker for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League. He played college football for Stanford and was drafted by the Redskins in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

Trent Murphy graduated in 2009 from Brophy College Preparatory and played football for head coach Scooter Molander.[1] In Murphy’s junior season (2007–08) he helped back Brophy Prep to an Arizona 5A1 Division championship. As a senior in 2008-09 he served as team captain, leading Brophy to a runner-up 5A1 Division finish. Murphy also lettered in basketball and track and was the 2009 Arizona State Discus Champion.[2]

College career[edit]

Freshman / Sophomore years 2009 / 2010[edit]

Murphy did not see field action in his freshman year (2009) and was sidelined due to injury two games into his sophomore year (2010). During the two games he played in his sophomore year, Murphy logged one sack and two solo tackles against Sacramento State.

Junior year 2011[edit]

In 2011, Murphy bounced back from his 2010 injury to record stellar numbers, logging 40 tackles, 6.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss. In his first game against San Jose State, Murphy recorded 5 tackles. Murphy registered a career high with 10 tackles, 9 solo, including 2 tackles for loss of yards against the Oregon Ducks.[3][4] In the January 2, 2012 Fiesta Bowl against 13th-ranked Oklahoma State,[5] Murphy sacked Brandon Weeden for a 9 yard loss.[6] In sum over the 2011 season Murphy logged 6.5 sacks for -43 yards, 10 tackles for loss for -50 yards, 25 solo tackles and 15 assists.

Senior year 2012[edit]

Murphy started all 14 games of the 2012 season for Stanford's Pac-12 championship season. He led the Cardinal defense with 10 sacks and 18 tackles for loss,[7] the best defensive records for Stanford since 2000 and 2004 respectively. Murphy’s season included 6 QB hurries, 4 passes broken up and 1 forced fumble. Murphy recorded his first career interception of a pass made by Keith Price, resulting in a 40 yard return for a touchdown.[8] Murphy registered another career high game against number 1 ranked Notre Dame,[9] with 10 tackles 1.5 sacks including 2.5 tackles for loss of yards.[10] The Stanford defense was the 2012 NCAA Division I-A Sack Leader,[11][12] with Murphy topping the list.[13] Murphy was named to the All-Pac-12, 2012 1st team,[14] CBS All America Team 3rd [15] 2012 Associated Press All-American 3rd Team 3rd,[16][17] and the 2012 Sports Illustrated All-American Team.[18] He was a Butkus Award semi-finalist[19] and won the Stanford-player voted Jack Huston Award recipient for exceptional performance and unheralded effort [20]

Coach David Shaw presents Trent Murphy with the Jack Huston Award. Photo courtesy of Laurie Murphy.
Trent Murphy 2012 Season Sacks Sack Yards Solo Tackles Tackles for Loss* QB Hurry
San Jose State 0.0 0.0 3.0 1.0 0.0
Duke 1.0 7.0 1.0 1.5 0.0
USC 1.0 5.0 4.0 2.0 1.0
at Washington 0.0 0.0 4.0 1.0 0.0
Arizona 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
at Notre Dame 1.5 11.0 5.0 2.5 3.0
at California 1.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 0.0
Washington State** 2.0 17 4.0 2.5 1.0
at Colorado 1.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 0.0
Oregon State 0.0 0.0 3.0 2.0 1.0
at Oregon (Ducks) 2.0 8.0 4.0 2.0 0.0
at UCLA 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.0
at UCLA Pac-12 Championship 0.5 3.0 2.0 1.5 0.0
vs Wisconsin Rose Bowl 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 10.0 56.0 38.0 18.0 6.0
Average/Game 0.7 4.0 2.7 1.3 0.4

Source: cfbstats.com/Trent Murphy,[21] *TFL 87 yards total, **Pick Six, 40 yard return

5th year Senior 2013[edit]

Murphy chose to return to Stanford for a fifth-year senior season, despite his option to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.[22] At the end of the 2013 season Murphy ranked first for sacks in the Pac-12[23] and also first for total number of sacks in the NCAA with a total of 15 sacks, 119 yards lost an average of 1.07 per game.[24][25] In the category of tackles for loss, Murphy ranked second overall with 23.5 (83 yards total, 1.68 avg per game).[26] Murphy was named PAC-12 Defensive Player of the week in weeks 6 (Oct. 7) and 9 (Oct. 28).[27] On November 1, 2013 Murphy was named the Chuck Bednarik Player of the week, shortly after moving to the semi-finalist round of voting for the Bednarik Award.[28] On November 8, 2013 Murphy moved to the semi-finalist round for the Lombardi Award given to the nation's best O/D lineman or linebacker.[29] For the second year, Murphy was named to the All Pac-12 First team, along with 5 Stanford Cardinal team mates.[30] On Dec. 7 the Stanford Cardinal defeated ASU to earn the Pac-12 Championship title for the second year in a row and earned the honor of playing in the 2014 Rose Bowl game, as they did in 2012.[31] Also for the second year running, Murphy received Stanford's Jack Huston Award, voted by his peers as the player exemplifying aggressiveness, exceptional performance and unheralded efforts. Additionally, at the Dec. 8, 2013 football awards ceremony, Murphy received the Frank Rehm memorial award for outstanding lineman in the Big Game.(reference for 2 Stanford awards pending publication) Murphy was named to the 2013 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American first team, in its 124th year.[32] In addition to the Walter Camp Foundation honor, Murphy was voted to All-American teams by the Football Writer's Association of America, American Football Coaches Association and Sporting News.[33] These honors resulted in Murphy being named to the 2013 College Football Consensus All-American Team. Murphy logged 4 tackles playing defensive end in the Senior Bowl in Mobile Alabama on January 25, 2014. During the practices leading up to the game was tested at both defensive end and outside linebacker positions.[34][35] He participated in the NFL Combine February 22–25, 2014 in Indianapolis.[36]

Trent Murphy guns for Tommy Rees.

2013 season statistics[edit]

Trent Murphy 2013 Season Sacks Sack Yards Solo Tackles Assisted Tackles Tackles for Loss (TFL) TFL yards QB hurry
San Jose State 2.0 24.0 2.0 0 2.0 24.0 1.0
Army 0 0 3.0 3.0 1.0 4.0 0
Arizona State 0 0 1.0 1.0 .5 1 0
Washington State** 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Washington 2.0 11.0 3.0 3.0 2.5 11.0 1.0
Utah 1.0 5.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 8.0 1.0
UCLA 2.0 16.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 8.0 1.0
Oregon State 2.5 20.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 26.0 1.0
Oregon (Ducks) 0.5 5.0 1.0 3.0 0.5 5.0 0
USC 2.0 16.0 6.0 2.0 4.0 23.0 0
California 1.0 6.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 0
Notre Dame 0 0 0 2.0 0.5 2.0 1.0
PAC-12 champ vs ASU 1.0 8.0 7.0 0 2.0 11.0 0
2014 Rose Bowl vs Michigan State 1.0 8.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 10.0 0
TOTAL 15.0 119.0 37.0 25.0 23.5 147.0 7.0
Average/Game 1.1 8.5 2.6 1.8 1.7 10.5 0.5

Source: cfbstats.com/2013,[37] * TFL yards as of 11/02/2013, ** Pick Six, 30 yard return.

2013 Season Awards, Honors and Commendations[edit]

  • Pre-season All-American second teams: SI.com[38] Phil Steele[39] Athlon Sports[40]
  • Pre-season All-PAC-12: Phil Steele[41] Athlon Sports[40] Lindy's All Pac-12
  • Team Captain
  • Award watch list and semifinalist: Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Award, Butkus Award, Rotary Lombardi Award [42]
  • Stanford's co-Defensive Player of the Game: vs San Jose State, vs Washington State, vs Oregon State [43]
  • PAC-12 Defensive Player of the Week, October 7 and again October 28 [44]
  • Stanford's Jack Huston Award for exceptional performance and unheralded efforts, second year running.[43]
  • Stanford's Frank Rehm Memorial Award presented to the Outstanding Lineman in the Big Game.[43]
  • Post-season All Pac-12 teams: ESPN.com[45] Athlon Sports Second Team[46] Sporting News[47]
  • Post-season All American Second teams; Associated Press[48] CBSSports.com [49] USA Today[50] Athlon Sports [46]
  • Post-season All American First teams: Walter Camp Football Foundation[51] American Football Coaches Association[52] Football Writers Association of America [53] Sporting News[47] SI.com,[54] ESPN.com[55]
  • Based on the votes for All-American honors, "Murphy is Stanford's first consensus defensive player since 1974" [56]
  • Reeses Senior Bowl in Mobile Alabama [57]

Professional career[edit]

2014 Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5⅜ in 250 lb 33⅜ in 11⅛ in 4.72 s 1.65 s 2.71 s 4.20 s 6.78 s 35½ in 9 ft 10 in 19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[36][58]

Washington Redskins[edit]

The Washington Redskins selected Murphy with the fifteenth pick of the second round, 47th overall pick, in the 2014 NFL Draft.[59]

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