25 - McKenzie Murphy
McKenzie Murphy
Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Ferris HS '08
Position: DB
Experience: 1L*
gp 5
tk 15
sac -
int -
ffum -

*** Academic Honors Candidate *** 

 

2013: Murphy, who played the 2012 season at EWU and in 2008 for the now-defunct Western Washington program, was granted a waiver by the NCAA on Nov. 8, 2013, to play for the Eagles for the remainder of the 2013 season. He was given the waiver for personal circumstances that were not within his control. He practice for the first time on Nov. 10. In his sixth academic year since graduating in 2008 from Ferris High School in Spokane, Wash., Murphy played the 2008 season at Western, which dropped its program the following January. He stayed at Western and eventually received his degree in accounting, and is now pursuing his master’s degree at EWU in computer science. Murphy said he originally started the appeal process in the summer to get the waiver, but an academic internship conflicted with early-season practices. He said the NCAA responded quickly upon presenting his final documentation, and within 24 hours was eligible again. “I wanted to progress my career outside of football, and I had time constraints with the internship that wouldn’t allow me to play,” Murphy said. “But when the injuries starting occurring, the coaches and I started joking about my eligibility and I completed the appeal.”

2012: Despite missing two games with a broken thumb that required surgery and one with a concussion, he played in 11 games as a backup safety and had 13 tackles and a pair of interceptions. One of his picks was against Southern Utah (10/27/12) when he was playing with a heavily-padded cast. In four spring scrimmages, he had 12 tackles. He attended EWU for the first time in January 2012.

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. Former Eagle teammate Jeff Minnerly (’08) and current teammate Jordan Tonani (’11) also attended Ferris.

Personal: Born 10/20/89 in Spokane, Wash. Turned 24 the day after EWU played Southern Utah on Oct. 19, 2013. 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.

 

Recent Games
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 6 3
Assists 9 0
Tackles 15 3
Tackles per game 3.0 1.5
Sacks - -
Sack yards - -
Interceptions - -
Returned for touchdown - -
Fumble recoveries - -
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - 0
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - 0
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - 0
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - 0
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 1 - - - - 0
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 1 - - - - 0
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 1 - - - - 0
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 1 - - - - 0
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 3 0 3 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 1 3 4 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 1 0 1 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 1 6 7 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
2013-14 5 - - - - - - - - -
Total 5 - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2013-14 5 - - - - - - - -
Total 5 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2013-14 5 - - - - - - -
Total 5 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2013-14 5 - - - - - - - 0
Total 5 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2013-14 5 - - - - - - - -
Total 5 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2013-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2013-14 5 - - - - 0 .0
Total 5 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2013-14 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Total 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2013-14 5 6 9 15 3.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 5 6 9 15 3.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
Total 5 - - - - - - - - -
Conference 2 - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home 4 - - - - - - - - -
Away 1 - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 4 - - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - - - -

November 2 - - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 5 - - - - - - - -
Conference 2 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 4 - - - - - - - -
Away 1 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 4 - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - - -

November 2 - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 5 - - - - - - -
Conference 2 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -

Home 4 - - - - - - -
Away 1 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -

Wins 4 - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - -

November 2 - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 5 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 2 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0

Home 4 - - - - - - - 0
Away 1 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0

Wins 4 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 1 - - - - - - - 0

November 2 - - - - - - - 0
December 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 5 - - - - - - - -
Conference 2 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 4 - - - - - - - -
Away 1 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 4 - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - - -

November 2 - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -

November - - - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 5 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 2 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -

Home 4 - - - - 0 .0
Away 1 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -

Wins 4 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 1 - - - - 0 .0

November 2 - - - - 0 .0
December 3 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Conference 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Away 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -

November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
December 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 5 6 9 15 3.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 2 3 0 3 1.5 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Home 4 3 9 12 3.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 1 3 0 3 3.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Wins 4 5 3 8 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 1 6 7 7.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -

November 2 3 0 3 1.5 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
December 3 3 9 12 4.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
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