Jerome Murphy

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Jerome Murphy
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Murphy with the Redskins in 2013.
No. 23, 31, 27, 45
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-01-13) January 13, 1987 (age 30)
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
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Big-East selection (2009)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 41
Pass deflections: 3
Interceptions: 1
Forced fumbles: 1
Player stats at

Jerome Murphy (born January 13, 1987) is a former American football cornerback. 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, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, and Denver Broncos.

Early years[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 0¼ in 196 lb 4.50 s 1.60 s 2.57 s 4.05 s 6.87 s 38 in 10 ft 7 in 16 reps x
All values from NFL Combine[1][2]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

At a game in Denver in November, 2010.

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[edit]

Murphy was waived by the Rams on September 1, 2012 and claimed by New Orleans Saints the next day.[3] He was waived on September 17.

Detroit Lions[edit]

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

Washington Redskins[edit]

On November 19, 2012, he was signed by the Washington Redskins.[4] Murphy was waived on November 26, 2013.[5]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Murphy, along with seven other players, were signed to future contracts with the Denver Broncos on January 22, 2014.[6] He was released on August 30 for final roster cuts before the start of the 2014 season.[7]


  1. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  2. ^ Dagger (2008-02-29). "2010 NFL Draft Scout". Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  3. ^ "New Orleans Saints Claim CB Jerome Murphy off of Waivers; Waive CB Elbert Mack". September 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  4. ^ Tinsman, Brian (November 20, 2012). "Redskins Sign Murphy, Meriweather To IR". Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  5. ^ Tinsman, Brian (November 26, 2013). "Bellamy Moved Up, Murphy Waived". Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  6. ^ Moree, Brandon. "Broncos Sign Eight to Future Contracts". Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Legwold, Jeff (August 30, 2014). "Denver Broncos cut-down analysis". Retrieved 2014-08-31. 

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