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3 Jerome Murphy
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2009: Named to All-BIG EAST First Team by Phil Steele ... Played and started all 13 games ... Third on the team with 77 tackles and tied for the team lead with four interceptions ... Also had eight pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... In his final collegiate game, reeled in an interception and recovered a fumble against Northern Illinois in the 2010 International Bowl ... Recorded a season- high 14 tackles against Rutgers ... Forced a fumble and intercepted a pass against Charleston Southern ... Also intercepted a pass against Rutgers ... Played in 52 career games, the most ever by a USF player.
2008: Played in 13 games, starting 11 ... Ranked second on team with 67 tackles ... Arguably the biggest hitter on the roster ... Also second on the team with two interceptions and third with five pass breakups ... Also contributed 3.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks ... Single-game high8nine tackles in back-to-back games against Kansas and UCF ... Recorded five or more tackles on eight occasions ... A regular on kick returns early in the season, but was only kicked to on one occasion ... Lone kick return of the season was for 38 yards against UT Martin.
2007: The Bulls' top option at nickel back in 2007 ... One of the team's fastest players ... Coaches love his play-making ability ... Forced two fumbles and intercepted two passes during his first season of regular time ... Also returns kicks for USF, averaging 24.3 yards per attempt ... His longest return of the season was 59 yards against Auburn to set up the Bulls' final score in regulation ... Ended up 19 yards shy of breaking the USF single-season record for return years ... Piled up 560 yards on 23 kickoff returns ... Broke the century mark for return yards against Auburn (111) and UConn (121) ... Also returned two punts ... Single-game high for tackles was seven against West Virginia ... Also forced a fumble against the Mountaineers ... Five pass breakups ... Forced a fumble on the opening kickoff of the game against Cincinnati that led to a three-yard touchdown by Nate Allen.
2006: 20 tackles and a fumble recovery in 13 games ... Season-high five tackles came in season opener vs. McNeese State ... Fumble recovery came vs. Syracuse.
2005: Utilized his redshirt season.
ELIZABETH HIGH SCHOOL: Second team all-state ... All-county ... 89 tackles and eight interceptions as a senior ... 580 receiving yards with seven touchdowns ... Also had one defensive touchdown ... Played basketball and ran track ... Coached by Geoffrey Weiner ... His high school defensive coordinator - Jamil Jackson - played for current USF assistant coach Rich Rachel at Rutgers.
PERSONAL: Born January 13, 1987 in Elizabeth, N.J. ... Son of Lorraine Murphy and Douglas Lee ... Has an older brother, Kieon ... Majoring in interdisciplinary social sciences.