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#18 Richard Murphy
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 206 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Rayville, La.
High School: Rayville HS
Major: General Studies
Born: 09/18/1986
Richard Murphy Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/26/2011

CAREER
Versatile player who contributed in a variety of ways during his career with the Tigers ... Played primarily as a running back but also saw action on special teams ... Saw action in 40 games, starting twice ... Rushed for 527 yards and a pair of touchdowns and added 29 receptions for 214 yards ... Registered 15 tackles on special teams, including 10 as a redshirt freshman in 2007, on special teams ... Team leader with a great outlook on life ... Always seen with a smile on his face and keeps a positive attitude despite having numerous setbacks during his career - Tore ACL in second game of 2009 season and suffered same injury during high school career ... Lost both parents to cancer before he ever enrolled at LSU ... Wore No. 18 as a senior ... One of the new traditions at LSU is for the player that best represents what it means to be a Tiger - on and off the field - to wear No. 18 ... He was selected by Coach Miles and former No. 18s - Matt Mauck, Jacob Hester, and Richard Dickson - to inherit that number in 2010 ... Graduated in December of 2010 with a degree in general studies.

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
Played in 11 games with two starts as a senior ... Starts came against Vanderbilt and Auburn ...  Rushed for 85 yards on 25 carries for the year ... Had best game of season with 44 yards on five carries (8.8 average) in win over UL-Monroe ... Tied career high with three catches vs. Alabama ... Equaled a career high with three receptions against McNeese State ... Missed the Mississippi State game because of an injury ... Made his first career start at Vanderbilt and ran four times for 13 yards ... Caught one pass for three yards against North Carolina in his first game action since Sept. 12, 2009 against Vanderbilt.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
Played in only two games after suffering season-ending knee injury against Vanderbilt ... In two games, rushed for 10 yards and caught one pass for four yards in a backup role ... Added three special teams tackles.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Served as a backup running back and played in all 13 games ... Accumulated 186 yards on 44 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry while adding 10 receptions for 92 yards ... Took a pair of snaps at quarterback versus Alabama and rushed both times for eight yards ... Ran for a season-high 57 yards on 12 carries against Tulane ... Rushed for 13 yards on three carries against Georgia ... Carried the ball five times for 18 yards versus South Carolina ... Also finished with three receptions for 11 yards against the Gamecocks ... Rushed for 19 yards on four carries at Florida ... Tallied 36 yards on five carries against North Texas ... Had a career-best three receptions for 34 yards against North Texas ... Logged two carries for 11 yards in Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Georgia Tech.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Played in all 14 games in a backup role ... Rushed for 230 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries ... Averaged 6.6 yards per rush ... Added another 74 yards on eight receptions ... Had long run of 53 yards against Louisiana Tech ... Rushed for 33 yards on just two carries in win over Ohio State ... Carried the ball three times for a career-high 62 yards in the win over Louisiana Tech ... Picked up 35 yards on a career-high six rushes at Mississippi State ... Posted identical rushing stats against Tulane ... Scored the first touchdown of his career on an eight-yard run against Middle Tennessee ... Added his second TD on a two-yard run versus Kentucky ... Also a key member of the Tigers' special teams units, who has recorded 10 tackles in that capacity.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2006 ... Forced to redshirt after missing all of preseason camp getting through the NCAA Clearinghouse.

HIGH SCHOOL
Highly-touted running back prospect with outstanding speed and instincts ... A three-time first-team all-state selection at Rayville ... Ranked as the state's fourth-best prospect by Tigerbait.com ... Also a member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen, the Mobile Register Super Southeast 120, the New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 16 Blue-Chip list, and the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team ... School moved to Class 3A prior to the 2005 season ... Rebounded from a torn ACL suffered at the end of his junior season to rush for 1,559 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior ... Had a breakout junior season by rushing for 2,107 yards and 24 touchdowns ... Finished a stellar high school career ranked fifth on the state's all-time list with 7,059 career rushing yards ... Led team to the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs in 2005 ... Also competed in track and field where he was the LHSAA Class 2A State Champion in the javelin ... Coached by Bo Barton.

PERSONAL
Full name is Richard Lee Murphy ... Nickname is "Murph" ... Born Sept. 18 in 1986, in Monroe ... Parents are the late Robinson and Anna Murphy ... Comes from family of nine brothers and sisters.

CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Attempts: 12 vs. Tulane, 2008
Yards: 62 vs. La. Tech, 2007
Touchdowns: 1, twice
Long: 53 vs. La. Tech, 2007

CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS 
Receptions: 3, four times (Last: vs. Alabama, 2010)
Yards: 34 vs. North Texas, 2008
Long: 28 vs. North Texas, 2008

MURPHY'S CAREER RUSHING STATS

 

 

Year

G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG

2006

Redshirt Season

2007

14-0
35
230
2
53

2008

13-0

44

202

0

12

2009

2-0
2
10
0
7

2010

11-2

25

85

0

18

TOTALS

40-2
106
527
2
53

MURPHY'S CAREER RECEIVING STATS

 

 

Year

G-GS
No.
Yds.
TD
LG

2006

Redshirt Season

2007

14-0
8
74
0
21

2008

13-0

10

92

0

28

2009

2-0
1
4
0
4

2010

11-2

10

44

0

10

TOTALS

40-2
29
214
0
28

 

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