Patrick Murray (American football)

Patrick Murray
Murray in 2014.
No. 7     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-06-22) June 22, 1991
Place of birth: Mahwah, New Jersey
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
College: Fordham
Undrafted in 2013
Debuted in 2014 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2014
Field Goals Made 16
Field Goals Attempted 20
Field Goals % 80.0
Long Field Goal 55
Stats at NFL.com

Patrick Murray (born June 22, 1991) is an American football placekicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Fordham University.

College career

After playing for Don Bosco Preparatory High School,[1] Murray considered attending college in Dublin, but decided to play for Fordham,[2] with whom he served as both punter and kicker. He appeared in 44 games in four-year career (2009-2012) at Fordham, finishing with 186 punts for 7,985 yards and 38 made field goals on 54 attempts. As a senior he was named a consensus first-team All-American kicker after connecting on 25-30 (83.3%) field goals, while punting 52 times for 2,392 yards.

Professional career

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Murray signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a futures contract on December 31, 2013 after Buccaneers lost their last game of the 2013 season.[3] He beat out veteran Connor Barth, who was released from the team August 29, 2014 when they made final roster cuts.[4]

Personal life

Murray's family had a Gaelic football heritage,[5] with his uncles Ciaran and Brendan having played for Monaghan GAA.

References

  1. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers field goal kicker Patrick Murray, a one-in-a-million chance guy, makes it". The Bradenton Herald. September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Counihan, Patrick (September 6, 2014). "Irish kicker lands NFL contract with Tampa Bay Buccaneers". IrishCentral. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ Former Ram Patrick Murray Signs NFL Future Contract with Tampa Bay
  4. ^ Stroud, Rick (August 29, 2014). "Patrick Murray beats out Connor Barth as Bucs' kicker". TampaBay.com. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ Stroud, Rick (August 29, 2014). "Patrick Murray beats out Connor Barth as Bucs' kicker". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 

External links

  • Fordham Rams football bio
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers bio
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