Yo Murphy

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Yo Murphy
No. 5, 80, 82, 83
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1971-05-11) May 11, 1971 (age 47)
San Pedro, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Idaho Falls (ID)
College: Idaho
Undrafted: 1993
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 9
Receiving yards: 51
Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Llewellyn "Yo" Murphy (born May 11, 1971) is a former gridiron football player of multiple professional leagues. He is currently the co-owner of Performance Compound in Tampa, Florida and was married in November 2014. He was originally signed by the BC Lions as an undrafted free agent in 1993. He played college football at Idaho.

Early years[edit]

Murphy played high school football at Idaho Falls High School.

College career[edit]

Murphy attended college at the University of Idaho. One of the top pass-catchers in Idaho history, Yo Murphy nabbed 140 receptions during his Vandal career and gained 2,267 yards through the air. Murphy’s career receptions rank seventh in Idaho history, while his yards rank fourth and his 17 career receiving touchdowns are tied for fifth. His best year was 1992, when he was chosen first-team All-American by three publications, earned First Team All-Big Sky honors and Idaho Most Valuable Offensive Player honors. That season, he was second in the NCAA with 68 grabs for 1,156 yards and nine touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

BC Lions[edit]

In 1993, he was signed by the BC Lions where he won the 1994 Grey Cup.

Scottish Claymores[edit]

Between 1995 and 1999, he starred at WR for the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe. In 1996, he was named World Bowl MVP.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

In 1999, he would play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a wide receiver and on special teams.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Murphy also played for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League in 1999.

Las Vegas Outlaws[edit]

In 2001, Murphy played for the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Murphy signed with the St. Louis Rams of the NFL in 2001, where he went on to play in the Super Bowl.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Murphy signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on December 17, 2002. He was inactive for one game before being released on December 27.

Ottawa Renegades[edit]

He signed with the Ottawa Renegades in 2003.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

He went undrafted in the 2006 CFL Dispersal Draft after the suspension of the Renegades' franchise, but signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in September 2006. He culminated his career as a member of the Riders' Grey Cup winning team in 2007.


On November 28, 2007, it was announced that Murphy had retired from professional football. Murphy is the only player ever to play in the regular seasons of the CFL, NFL, XFL and NFL Europe, as well as the only player to suit up for the Super Bowl, Grey Cup and World Bowl championship games.