Deon Murphy

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Deon Murphy
No. 24     Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date of birth (1986-04-15) April 15, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Houston, Texas
Career information
Status Active
CFL status International
Position(s) WR
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
College Kansas State
High school Klein Forest
Career history
As player
20092011 Calgary Stampeders
2012–present Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards

Deon Murphy (born April 15, 1986) is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

High school[edit]

Murphy started three seasons at Klein Forest High School, located in Houston, Texas. He earned second team All-District 15-5A honors in 2004 and was regarded among the top 50 receivers in the state of Texas. Murphy hauled in 43 receptions for 583 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. He totaled 522 yards on 36 catches with six TDs and helped Klein Forest to a 12-1 record as a junior in 2003.

College[edit]

Kansas State[edit]

In 2007, Murphy was named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Newcomer of the Year and earned honorable mention accolades as a receiver and punt returner from the league’s coaches. He also earned first team honors as a punt returner from Rivals.com and the Ranked first in the Big 12 and third nationally with a punt return average of 17.5 yards. He finished the year with 57 catches for 605 yards and 5 touchdowns.[1] He will not play for the Wildcats in 2009. It is unknown if he will transfer to another school for the 2009 season.

Overall Stats[edit]

Year GP Rec. Yards Avg Long Rec. TD
2007 12 57 605 10.6 66 5
2008 12 37 555 15.0 70 6
Total 24 94 1,160 12.3 70 11

Professional career[edit]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

On October 7, 2009, Murphy was signed by the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

In 2010, he played in 16 games with the Stampeders and caught 25 passes for 271 yards and four touchdowns. He led the Stampeders with 911 kickoff return yards, 533 punt return yards and 145 missed field goal return yards.

After attending training camp in 2011, he was released by the Stampeders on June 25, 2011.[2]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

On May 23, 2012, Murphy was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats bio http://www.ticats.ca/roster/show/id/3969