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#17 Jayme Murphy

Height 5-11
Weight 207 lbs.
Class RS Fr.
Hometown Dubuque, Iowa
High School Senior

Hawk-Item – – Moved from defensive back to running back prior to 2008 spring practice.

2009 Honors – – Academic all-Big Ten for third year . . . 2009 – – Did not compete during the 2009 season due to injury.

2008 Honors – – Academic all-Big Ten . . . Special Teams Award, overall . . . 2008 – – Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Maine due to injury . . . saw first action of the season in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense gained 241 rushing yards and 512 yards total offense . . . gained two yards on five rushing attempts and collected two solo tackles on special teams vs. FIU . . . saw action on special teams in 17-5 win over Iowa State, recording one solo tackle and one assisted tackle . . . saw action on special teams in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action on special teams in 22-17 loss to Northwestern, recording one solo tackle and one assisted stop . . . saw action on special teams in 16-13 loss at Michigan State, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . two rushing attempts for five yards and one solo tackle on special teams vs. Hoosiers . . . saw action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action on special teams in 27-24 loss at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 22-17 win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 55-0 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina, but had no statistics.

2007 Honors – – Academic all-Big Ten . . . Special Teams Award, overall . . . 2007 – – Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw action in opening win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 21 rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . saw action in win over Syracuse, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 24 rushing yards and 103 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Iowa State, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle . . . hard hit on Iowa kickoff to start the third quarter resulted in a Wisconsin fumble, recovered by Iowa . . . saw action on special teams in loss to Indiana, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in win over 18th-ranked Illinois, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in double OT win over Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action on special teams in win at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in win over Minnesota due to injury . . . did not see action on loss to Western Michigan due to injury.

2006 – – Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.

High school honors – – Earned second team all-state honors as a senior after being named third team all-state as a junior . . . was first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . served as team captain as a senior . . . Career – – holds conference records for rushing yards in a game (384) touchdowns in a game (seven) and points in a game (44), along with kickoff return average (43.5) and kickoff return touchdowns (five) in a season . . . rushed 170 times for 1,150 yards and 10 touchdowns in seven games as a senior . . . rushed 195 times for 1,550 yards as a junior, while scoring a total of 28 touchdowns . . . on defense, recorded 89 tackles as a junior and 41 tackles as a senior . . . earned two letters in football as running back and linebacker . . . earned four letters in track and field.

Personal – – Born 1/21/88 . . . Interdepartmental Studies major . . . four-year member of prep Honor Roll . . . parents are Laura and Bill Murphy . . . attended same high school as DB Taylor Herbst . . . high school coach was John Osweiler.

Career Defensive Bests
Tackles: 2, three times, last vs. Wisconsin, 10/18/08
Solos: 2 vs. FL International, 9/06/08
Assists: 1, five times, last vs. Wisconsin, 10/18/08
Caused Fumble: 1 at Wisconsin, 9/22/07

Career Rushing Bests
Attempts: 5 vs. FL International, 9/06/08
Yards: 5 at Indiana, 10/11/08
Long: 4 at Indiana, 10/11/08

Career Statistics
Defense: Solo-Ast.-Total
Freshman: 4-3-7
Sophomore: 8-3-11
Career: 12-6-18

Rushing: No.-Yds.-Avg.-TD-Lng
Sophomore: 7-7-1.0-0-4