Mike Murphy (Canadian football)

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Mike Murphy
Career information
Position(s) Fullback
College University of Ottawa
Career history
As player
1977–80 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1978
Awards 1977 Frank M. Gibson Trophy

Mike Murphy is a former award winning Canadian Football League fullback.


A graduate of University of Ottawa, Murphy was a member of the famed 1975 Vanier Cup champion Ottawa Gee-Gees team.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]