Nick Murphy


Nick Murphy
Nick Murphy
Date of birth: October 22, 1979 (1979-10-22) (age 32)
Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri
Career information
Position(s): Punter
College: Arizona State
Organizations
 As player:
2003
2004
2004
2004
2005
Barcelona Dragons (Europa)
Scottish Claymores (Europa)
Baltimore Ravens
Kansas City Chiefs
Philadelphia Eagles
Career highlights and awards
Awards: 2003 All-NFL Europe,
2004 All-NFL Europe
Playing stats at NFL.com

Nicholas Jon "Nick" Murphy (born October 22, 1979) was an American football punter with 4 years spent between the National Football League and NFL Europa. Two of these three years were spent playing in Europe.

Contents

Life and career

Murphy was born in Saint Louis, Missouri. A three-year letterman at Arizona State, Murphy was a Ray Guy Award semi-finalist as the nation’s top punter and was named honorable mention and second Team All-Pac 10 Conference. He was also named to the Academic All-Pac 10 Team twice.

Murphy was an undrafted rookie free agent with the Minnesota Vikings in April 2002. He was released during Training Camp. Following this he played with NFL Europa's Barcelona Dragons. He spent the 2003 and 2004 seasons honing his skills in NFL Europa, playing with Barcelona and the Scottish Claymores, and was voted to the All NFL Europe Team in both seasons.

In 2004, Murphy enjoyed a three-game stint with Baltimore, subbing for an injured Dave Zastudil. He played in five regular season NFL games with the Ravens and Chiefs in 2004, punting 22 times for 966 yards (43.9 gross, 37.3 net) with seven inside the 20 and three touchbacks. In 2005 he appeared in one game for the Philadelphia Eagles in their victory over Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers.

Career stats

Season Team Punts Yards Average Long Inside 20 Inside 10 Touchbacks Net Average
2004 BAL 18 777 43.2 54 6 0 2 36.6
2004 KC 4 189 47.3 58 1 0 1 40.8
2004 2 TMS 22 966 43.9 58 7 0 3 37.3
2005 PHI 7 275 39.3 44 1 0 0 33.7
TOTALS 29 1241 42.8 58 8 0 3 36.4

Personal

Murphy enjoys coaching Arizona-based high school and collegiate kickers and punters as a way to stay involved in football and to share his expertise with young players. Nick resides in Scottsdale, AZ and is the father of two boys, Ryder and Jayden.

Professional

Nick Murphy worked as an athlete for 7 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University while playing for their team, the Sun Devils. He went on to play in the NFL and NFL Europe leagues. In 2006, Murphy began graduate school and co-founded Workblast.com.

Nick is contracted as a Business Process Consultant with CareerBuilder.com and is the host of Heroes Radio on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel.

Education

Nick Murphy earned his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in Broadcast Management, and has a M.B.A. from ASU as well.

External links