77 Brandon Murphy
77 Brandon Murphy
Height: 6-4
Weight: 295
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Albany, Ore.
High School: West Albany HS '09
Position: OL
Experience: 2L*

*** Academic Honors Candidate ***

2012: Listed as a co-starter with Aston Miller at right offensive guard on preseason depth chart.

2011: Converted from the defensive line, Murphy started Eastern’s last eight games at right guard after Jase Butorac suffered a season-ending knee injury versus Montana (9/17/11). Butorac was already taking the place of Ashton Miller, who was lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon in EWU’s opener against Washington (9/3/11). An offensive lineman for the Eagles in 2009 and 2010, Murphy was moved from defense to offense in the middle of the UM game to fill-in for Butorac. Despite a total of 10 players receiving starts at that position, he helped EWU lead the FCS in passing yards per game (368.5) and rank seventh overall in total offense (447.4). Murphy had moved to defense when preseason practices began.

2010: Started Eastern’s opener against Nevada (9/2/10) at right offensive tackle but was a backup the rest of the season. Eastern finished the 2010 season ranked 22nd in the FCS in total offense (397.1 yards per game), as well as rankings of 26th in passing (241.0), 49th in rushing (156.1) and 18th in scoring (31.5).

2009: Redshirted. Was selected as the team’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year after earning player of the week honors twice.

HS: Graduated from West Albany HS in 2009. Earned first team Class 5A All-State honors as an offensive guard as selected by high school coaches in the state of Oregon. Earned first team All-Mid-Willamette League honors as an offensive guard. He helped West Albany win the State 5A title in Oregon two-straight seasons with perfect 14-0 records. He was also a third team all-league wrestler and qualifier for the State 5A Championships in Oregon.

Personal: Technology major. Born 10/9/89 in Baker, Ore. Will turn 23 three days after Eastern plays North Dakota.

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