Enters fall practice as the projected starter at one cornerback spot ? A very talented athlete with all the tools to be a playmaker ? Has excellent speed and quickness ? Brings a physical presence to the defensive backfield ? Has played in eight career games.
1999: Backup to Willie Hemmer at one cornerback spot ? Also saw action on special teams ? Played in eight games on the season ? Saw the first action of his career against Northeastern ? Recorded one tackle against the Huskies ? Made an unassisted tackle at William & Mary ? Had one tackle at Furman in the NCAA first round.
Before UMass: Played high school ball for coach Jim Calabro at Brick Township (N.J.) Memorial High School ? Earned high school All-America honors from Prep Star ??Totaled 97 tackles and five interceptions as a senior, including one interception returned for a touchdown ? Rushed for 1,635 yards and 18 touchdowns as a running back during his senior season, while also catching 23 passes for 438 yards ? Averaged 29 yards on kickoff returns and 11 yards on punt returns ? Totaled 3,153 career rushing yards and 42 touchdowns, while catching 34 passes for 1,007 yards ? Set Brick Memorial records for career rushing yards, career rushing touchdowns and kickoff return average ? Earned All-State honors in 1997 ? Twice named All-South Jersey, All-Jersey Shore and All-Ocean County ? Played in the New Jersey North-South Game and the All-Shore Classic.
Personal: Full name is Shawn A. Murray ? Born November 5, 1979 ? Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Murray?s Defensive Statistics