Murray Headed for Senior Bowl
NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray has accepted an invitation to play in the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl. The game will be played on Jan. 29 at Mobile, Ala. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m., on the NFL Network.
“DeMarco has been a fun player to watch over the last four years,” Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale said. “His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield makes him a huge threat and we’re expecting him to have a big week here at the Senior Bowl.”
Murray enjoyed a record-breaking senior season for the Sooners en route to becoming a first-team All-Big 12 selection by the AP and Coaches. He finished the year with 1,214 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. He also proved to be a threat out of the backfield, catching 69 passes for 595 yards and five more scores. The three-year starter totaled five 100-yard rushing games and three 100-yard receiving games this year, including a career-high 208 rushing yard effort against Utah State.
The Las Vegas, Nevada native leaves Oklahoma as the school’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards (6,718), touchdowns (65), points (390) and receiving yards by a running back (1,571). He finished his career with 3,685 rushing yards—good enough for sixth on the Sooners’ all-time list.
Tickets for the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl are currently available for purchase at the Senior Bowl ticket office (151 Dauphin Street), the Bel Air Mall customer service desk, all area Food For Less locations, select Regions Bank locations, online at www.seniorbowl.com or by calling (251) 432-4109.