2007 Preseason: Named 2007 Preseason NCBWA Second-Team All-American and on 2007 Wallace Watch
2006: Had impressive first season at Marshall, earning Second-Team All-Conference USA and All-Mideast Region honors ... drove in three or more runs 10 times while leading Conference USA with 70 RBI ... finished season with 19 doubles - third-most in a single season at Marshall ... named Conference USA Player of the Week after huge weekend against Buffalo, where he went 6-for-13 with three home runs, eight runs scored and 12 RBI ... hit three home runs, including a grand slam, and drove in seven runs in win at Eastern Kentucky (5/3) ... had first career four-hit game (2 doubles, grand slam) and knocked in six in win over New York Tech (5/12) ... hit 3-run home run and drove in five in win vs. Cleveland State (3/18) ... hit double and homer in 3-hit, 4-RBI effort at UAB (4/16) ... ripped 3-run home run in 5-3 win at East Carolina (4/23) ... homered and drove in four at Tulane (5/6) ... homered and scored twice against Rice (5/19) ... played summer ball with Lehigh Valley Catz of Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League ... named by Baseball America to ACBL's Top 10 Prospect List as the league's No. 8 prospect ... hit .326 and tied for league high with four home runs ... third in ACBL in total bases (67), walks (23) and RBI (30).
Prior to Marshall: Attended Southwest Tennessee C.C. last season ... named to second team Tennessee Baseball Report All-Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association last season as designated hitter after batting .372 with 68 hits, six home runs and league-best five triples ... went to Garden City C.C. in 2004 ... played with Lehigh Valley Catz of Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League last summer, hitting .287 with 2 home runs and team-best 23 RBI.
High School: As senior at Grace Academy, batted .630 with 13 home runs ... named All-American and Gatorade Player of the Year.
Personal: Born Oct. 7, 1984 ... son of Jerry and Deborah Murphy ... has two sisters, Emmeline (25) and Ashley (19) ... majoring in sports management.