|Born:||March 27, 1909|
|Died:||December 2, 1931 (aged 22)|
Bronx, New York, New York
|Career highlights and awards|
Cornelius J. "Connie" Murphy (March 27, 1909 – December 2, 1931) was an American football player. A native of Greenfield, Massachusetts, Murphy was an all-around athlete at Greenfield High School. He attended Deerfield Academy for two years before enrolling at Fordham University. He played at the tackle position for the Fordham Rams football team. As a sophomore, he was selected by the International News Service as a first-team player on the 1930 College Football All-America Team. As a junior, he sustained a head injury in a football game played at the Polo Grounds on November 21, 1931. He died several days later on December 2, 1931, when a blood vessel at the base of his brain re-ruptured. There is a bronze bust of him on the Fordham campus.
- "Fordham Star Dies of Football Injury: Cornelius Murphy, Tackle, Hurt in Bucknell Game Nov. 21, Seemed Near Recovery". The New York Times. December 3, 1931.
- James Kilgallen (1930-12-01). "ALL-AMERICAN TEAM SELECTED: Two Notre Dame Men, Carideo and Schwartz, Are Named". Chester Times.
- Kristen Meriwether (April 10, 2012). "80 Years Later, Fordham Football Star Not Forgotten". The Epoch Times.