USF Football BIO
21 Demetris Murray
MURRAY'S CAREER HIGHS
2012: Appeared in all 12 games, starting eight, at running back and on special teams ... posted a team-high 665 yards and six TDs on 170 carries ... also caught 20 passes for 134 yards ... rushed for 55 yards and a TD versus Chattanooga ... posted 60 yards and a TD on 13 carries, while catching two passes for 16 yards, at Nevada ... scored a TD versus Rutgers ... had 65 rushing yards and 45 receiving yards at Ball St. ... added 40 yards rushing against Florida St. ... posted 80 rushing yards and a TD at Temple ... added 55 yards and a TD versus Syracuse ... rushed for 108 yards on 16 carries and a career-high six receptions at Miami ... tallied 68 yards rushing and a TD at Cincinnati.
2011: Appeared in all 12 games, starting four, at running back and on special teams ... tallied 503 yards and a team-high eight TDs on 121 carries (4.2 ypc) ... also caught 18 passes for 205 yards and threw a 37-yard TD pass ... rushed for 48 yards and a TD and caught three balls for 24 yards against Ball St. ... added 47 rushing yards and a 36-yard reception versus FAMU ... posted 53 rushing yards and a TD against UTEP ... rushed for 67 yards and a TD at Pitt ... scored against Cincinnati ... tallied 37 rushing yards and a TD to go along with two catches for 45 yards at Rutgers ... rushed for a season-high 86 yards and two TDs on a career-high 17 carries at Syracuse ... had a rushing TD and caught four passes for 44 yards against Louisville.
2010: Played in 11 games at running back ... posted 542 yards and four TDs on 120 carries (4.5 ypc), while catching 11 passes for 153 yards and two TDs ... rushed for 55 yards on nine carries against Stony Brook ... also had three catches for 57 yards in the opener ... added 62 yards and a TD on 11 carries at Florida ... posted his first career 100-yard game against WKU with 115 yards and a TD on 15 carries (7.7 ypc) ... was held out of the FAU game due to an ankle injury ... posted 30 yards on seven carries against Syracuse ... scored a TD at Cincinnati and had a 39-yard reception ... posted his second 100-yard game of the season with 106 on 13 carries (8.2 ypc), including a career-long 67-yard run ... added 36 yards on 12 carries against Pittsburgh ... rushed for 42 yards and two TDs at Miami ... collected 48 yards on nine carries including a 28-yard scamper against UConn ... added 25 rushing yards and three receptions for 35 yards and a TD in the Meineke Car Care Bowl victory over Clemson.
2009: Played in 11 games and was a key contributor on special teams where he piled up four tackles, including two against Northern Illinois in the International Bowl ... carried the ball 14 times for 77 yards, including 59 yards against Charleston Southern.
BUFORD HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked the 49th-best running back in the country by Rivals.com and 67th by Scout.com ... Georgia 2A State Player of the Year ... as a senior, helped Buford to an undefeated record and a Georgia 2A state championship ... as a junior, had 143 rushing attempts for 1,090 yards, averaging 7.6 yards per carry, with 20 TDs ... chose USF over Wake Forest and Maryland.
PERSONAL: Raised by Tracey Hunter and Dennis Murray ... one of six children ... cousin, Garrison Hearst, played for several years in the NFL ... name is pronounced Deh-MEE-tris ... graduated in December 2012 with a degree in communications.