Thursday, August 3, 2017

30 Days 'till Football Kickoff - #30 Michael Murphy

It's now 30 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on September 2, 2017, in Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii - home of the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

To help pass those long summer days until football season starts, and hopefully get the Catamount faithful more excited about the upcoming season, we'll continue the 100-day football countdown each day until kickoff.

Today we'll highlight a defensive back...

#30 Michael Murphy











Class: RS Freshman
Hometown: Spartanburg, S.C.
High School: Spartanburg HS
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 180
Position: DB

2016 (Freshman): Did not see game action ... Credited with two tackles including one for a four-yard loss in WCU's annual Spring Game.

Prior to Western Carolina: Was an All-Region II-4A selection and named second team All-Herald-Journal/GoUpstate All-Area team ... Recorded 43 tackles with four interceptions and three pass break ups as a senior ... Was part of the 2014 South Carolina state championship team as a junior in 2014, finishing with 88 tackles and three interceptions from his safety position ... Was cited as one of the top 10 defensive backs at an EPT Football Skills Showcase prior to this senior year ... Listed as a two-star prospect from Rivals.com ... High school coach was Chris Miller ... Was a four-year starter in boy's basketball as a prep, earning MVP honors in 2014.

Personal: Full name is Michael Anthony Murphy Jr., and goes by "Mike" ... Is the son of Michael Sr. and Tamika Murphy ... Has two siblings, Malik and Mekhi.



Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations

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