Patrick Murray (American football)

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Patrick Murray
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Murray with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014
Free agent
Position: Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1991-06-22) June 22, 1991 (age 27)
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Don Bosco Prep
(Ramsey, New Jersey)
College: Fordham
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Field goals made: 40
Field goals attempted: 49
Field goals %: 81.6
Longest field goal: 55
Touchbacks: 17
Player stats at NFL.com

Patrick Murray (born June 22, 1991) is an American football placekicker who is a free agent. He played college football at Fordham.

College career

Murray was raised in Mahwah, New Jersey.[1] After playing football for Don Bosco Preparatory High School,[2] Murray considered attending college in Dublin, but decided to play for Fordham,[3] with whom he served as both punter and kicker. He appeared in 44 games in his 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

On December 31, 2013, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Murray to a futures contract after the Buccaneers lost their last game of the 2013 season to the New Orleans Saints.[4] He beat out veteran Connor Barth, who was released from the team August 29, 2014, when they made final roster cuts.[5] Murray and Barth were both released September 4, 2015, from the Tampa Bay roster in favor of rookie kicker Kyle Brindza. [6] On September 5, 2015, he was placed on injured reserve.[7] On May 19, 2016, he was waived by the Buccaneers.[8]

Cleveland Browns

On June 9, 2016, Murray signed with the Cleveland Browns.[9] On September 11, 2016, Murray connected on his first field goal as a member of the Browns, a 35-yarder.[10] On September 24, 2016, he was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.[11] He was released by the Browns on December 23, 2016.[12]

New Orleans Saints

On August 6, 2017, Murray signed with the New Orleans Saints.[13] He was waived on August 12, 2017.[14]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (second stint)

On October 9, 2017, Murray signed with the Buccaneers after Nick Folk missed three field goals the previous week.[15]

Personal life

Murray's family had a Gaelic football heritage, with his father Aidan and uncle Ciaran having both played for Monaghan GAA.[16]

References

  1. ^ via Associated Press. "Former Don Bosco kicker Patrick Murray wins Buccaneers job", The Record (Bergen County), August 29, 2014. "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have named Don Bosco grad Patrick Murray their new place kicker. Murray, from Mahwah, made 25 of 30 field goal attempts as a Fordham senior in 2012, when he was an All-America punter and kicker."
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ Counihan, Patrick (September 6, 2014). "Irish kicker lands NFL contract with Tampa Bay Buccaneers". IrishCentral. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Former Ram Patrick Murray Signs NFL Future Contract with Tampa Bay". Fordham University. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  5. ^ Stroud, Rick (August 29, 2014). "Patrick Murray beats out Connor Barth as Bucs' kicker". TampaBay.com. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "Bucs cut 11, including kickers Barth, Murray". TampaBay.com. September 4, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  7. ^ Smith, Scott (September 5, 2015). "Tough Cuts: Buccaneers Get to 53". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  8. ^ Philipse, Sander (May 19, 2016). "Bucs waive K Patrick Murray". Bucs Nation. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  9. ^ "Browns sign 3rd-round QB Cody Kessler, K Patrick Murray". ClevelandBrowns.com. June 9, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  10. ^ "Patrick Murray: Game Logs at NFL.com". NFL.com. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Browns sign K Cody Parkey". ClevelandBrowns.com. September 24, 2016.
  12. ^ "Browns sign DB Trae Elston to practice squad". ClevelandBrowns.com. December 23, 2016.
  13. ^ Alper, Josh (August 6, 2017). "Saints sign Patrick Murray". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  14. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. August 12, 2017.
  15. ^ Smith, Scott (October 9, 2017). "Bucs Bring Back K Patrick Murray". Buccaneers.com.
  16. ^ 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 biography
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers biography
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