Mike Murphy (Canadian football)
|College||University of Ottawa|
|1977–80||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Awards||1977 Frank M. Gibson Trophy|
A graduate of University of Ottawa, Murphy was a member of the famed 1975 Vanier Cup champion Ottawa Gee-Gees team. The Ottawa Rough Riders claimed him as a territorial exemption in the 1977 CFL Draft. In his first CFL season he rushed for 871 yards and caught 48 passes for another 483 yards, winning him the Frank M. Gibson Trophy as top rookie in the CFL East. He was also an All-Star in 1978. During 4 seasons he rushed for 1983 yards and caught 163 passes for 1634 yards, scoring 10 touchdowns. His 2 two point converts in a game against Edmonton on August 26, 1980 is still a CFL record.
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