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Eric Murray
Eric  Murray

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milwaukee, Wis.

High School:
Riverside University HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 199

Position:
DB

Experience:
4 Letters

Major:
English


05/13/2016

Gophers In The Pros: Rookie Minicamp Roundup

NFL teams recently held their rookie minicamps and several former Gophers were on display.

05/02/2016

U Sends Eight To NFL In Last Three Drafts

Minnesota has had eight players drafted in the last three years after having zero picks from 2011-13

04/30/2016

Gophers Headed To NFL

Minnesota has two players drafted, four more tweet they are signing with an NFL team

04/22/2016

2016 NFL Draft Preview: Eric Murray

Murray made 192 career tackles and 142 of them were solo stops

03/08/2016

Golden Note: March 8, 2016

Minnesota had four players drafted last year and could have four more taken this year

09/20/2014

Gophers Beat San Jose State

David Cobb and Chris Streveler each rushed for over 150 yards as Minnesota beat San Jose State, 24-7.

11/15/2013

Brick by Brick: Episode #13

Watch the latest episode of Brick by Brick from Gopher Digital Productions.

11/11/2013

Gophers Beat Nittany Lions

Minnesota beat Penn State, 24-10, for its fourth straight victory.

10/11/2014

Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14

Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14

10/19/2013

Minnesota @ Northwestern

USATSI

10/05/2013

Football vs Michigan 10.05.13

Football vs Michigan 10.05.13

2015 • SENIOR SEASON: Played and started in all 13 games in the secondary • made 66 tackles (47 solo), including 4.0 tackles-for-loss • added a sack for a loss of seven yards • broke up a team-high seven passes • recorded an inteception and fumble recovery • touted a team-best three forced fumbles • tabbed All-Big Ten Third Team by the conference coaches and media • received Carl Eller Award (team's top defensive player) and was named the team's Defensive Back of the Year. Game-by-Game: Tallied eight tackles, forced a fumble and added one interception (returned five yards) against TCU • registered four tackles and broke up a pass at Colorado State • made two solo tackles, including one that was five yards behind the line of scrimmage, versus Kent State • notched two solo tackles against Ohio • recorded seven tackles, including 1.0 tackle-for-loss, and forced a fumble at Northwestern • tallied three tackles and added two pass breakups at Purdue • registered six solo stops versus Nebraska • notched six tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and a sack for a seven-yard loss against Michigan • tallied four tackles and broke up a pass at Ohio State • registered six tackles, including .5 tackle-for-loss, and added a pass breakup at Iowa • totaled nine tackles (three solo) versus Illinois • notched seven tackles (four solo), including .5 tackle-for-loss, against Wisconsin • recorded a pair of tackles and broke up a pass versus Central Michigan.

2014 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Started all 13 games • fourth on the team with 69 tackles • tied for second with seven pass breakups • recorded one interception and recovered one fumble • blocked two kicks • named to the coaches' All-Big Ten Second Team and received All-Big Ten honorable mention from the media. Game-by-Game: Blocked his first career punt (was returned by Logan Hutton for a 2-yard touchdown) and made three tackles against Eastern Illinois • made seven tackles against Middle Tennessee • registered three tackles at TCU • tallied three tackles against San Jose State and recorded his first career interception against San Jose State • made six tackles at Michigan • notched seven tackles and broke up three passes against Northwestern • made five tackles against Purdue • tallied four tackles at Illinois • blocked a punt, broke up one pass and made four tackles (1.0 tackle-for-loss) against Iowa • recorded five solo tackles against Ohio State • tallied seven tackles and two pass breakups at Nebraska • made eight tackles and recovered a fumble at Wisconsin • made seven tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, against Missouri.

2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started all 13 games • finished seventh on the team with 52 tackles • recorded 10 pass breakups, which ranked tied for 11th all-time in team history • recovered one fumble and notched one tackle-for-loss • named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by the coaches and media. Game-by-Game: Made his first career start at cornerback against UNLV where he broke up four passes and recorded five tackles • recorded two solo tackles at New Mexico State • notched one tackle against Western Illinois • broke up one pass and made five tackles against San Jose State • made two solo tackles and broke up one pass against Iowa • recorded two solo tackles at Michigan • registered three solo tackles and one pass breakup at Northwestern • notched four solo tackles against Nebraska • broke up one pass and made five tackles at Indiana • led team with nine tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, and recovered one fumble against Penn State • had six tackles and broke up one pass against Wisconsin • totaled four tackles and broke up one pass at Michigan State • registered four tackles against Syracuse.

2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams. Game-by-Game: Made Minnesota and collegiate debut at UNLV and recorded one tackle on special teams • played against Western Michigan and made one tackle on special teams • saw action against Syracuse and made one tackle on special teams • made one tackle on special teams vs. Northwestern • saw action at Wisconsin and made one solo stop.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Riverside University High School • helped the Tigers to an 11-2 mark in 2011 • team was undefeated (6-0) in league play and also won the city championship • named first-team all-state as a defensive back by both the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and the AP • named all-southeast region by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association • played running back and cornerback • recorded three interceptions as a senior • rushed for 444 yards and six touchdowns, while tallying 434 receiving yards with five scores • scored 27 total touchdowns in high school • coached by Patrick Wagner.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 7, 1994 • son of Lela Peavy.

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