|High School:||Ferris HS '08|
*** Academic Honors Candidate ***
2012: Listed as a backup at field cornerback on preseason depth chart. In four spring scrimmages, he had 12 tackles.
Western Washington: Played the 2008 season at Western Washington in Bellingham, Wash., before the school announced it was dropping football on Jan. 9, 2009. He remained in school at Western through December 2011. He played in seven games as a true freshman, finishing with four tackles.
HS: Graduated from Ferris HS in 2008. Was a first team Associated Press All-State selection as a senior, and also earned second team All-State honors from the Seattle Times. He was the Greater Spokane League Defensive MVP and was selected to play in East-West All-Star Game. He was credited with 120 tackles and intercepted three passes as a senior, and also had 764 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns as running back. In addition, he caught three passes for 58 yards and a touchdown. He was team captain on a Saxons squad that finished 12-1, won the GSL title and reached the semifinals of the State 4A Playoffs. As a junior, he was a first team All-GSL selection on team that advanced to the first round of the State 4A Playoffs. Earned most inspirational, captain and best defensive back awards. He was second team all-league as sophomore, as he started and lettered three years at Ferris. He also earned two letters in baseball and one in track and field. He was second team All-GSL in baseball as a senior. Eagle teammates Jeff Minnerly (’08) and Jordan Tonani (’11) also attended Ferris.
Personal: Interdisciplinary studies major with a 3.71 grade point average. Born 10/20/89 in Spokane, Wash. Will turn 23 the day Eastern plays Sacramento State. Son of Dan Murphy and Marchand Bozarth. His father played baseball at Gonzaga, but his mother, uncle and grandmother all attended Eastern, thus making him a third-generation EWU student from his family.