Derek Murray (Australian footballer)


Derek Murray (Australian footballer)
Derek Murray
Personal information
Full name Derek Murray
Date of birth 25 March 1980 (1980-03-25) (age 31)
Original team Murray Bushrangers
Draft 54th, 1998 AFL Draft
Height/Weight 173 cm / 70 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1999–2002 Port Adelaide 23 (7)
1 Playing statistics to end of 2002 season .

Derek Murray (born 25 March 1980) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Murray was a highly successful junior, playing with the Murray Bushrangers in the TAC Cup in 1997 and 1998. He won a Morrish Medal is the first of those years and in 1998 he took home the Hunter Harrison Medal due to his carnival performance with the NSW/ACT Rams.

Selected by Port Adelaide in the 1998 AFL Draft, Murray was used as a winger, rover and small forward.[1] He made 11 appearances in 2000, his best return, but did not do enough to cement his spot in the team for 2001. However late in the 2001 AFL season, Murray made a return to the side and after six home and away matches was picked in a qualifying final.[2] Murray played the first two rounds in 2002 but did not make any further appearances and was delisted at the end of the year.

An Indigenous Australian, he is the brother of former St Kilda player Allan Murray.

References

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  2. ^ "Derek Murray". AFL Tables. http://stats.rleague.com/afl/stats/players/D/Derek_Murray.html. 

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