East St. Louis
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6-6 / 263
2005: After earning honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press as a junior in 2004, senior Montez Murphy is listed No. 1 at defensive end for the 2005 Bears and will again challenge for all-league honors in his final campaign.
2004: Played and started eight games as a junior en route to honorable mention All-Big 12 recognition from The Associated Press ... Shared the team lead in fumbles forced with two ... Ranked No. 2 (tie) on the squad in sacks (two), No. 7 (tie) in tackles for loss (five for 12 yards) and No. 13 in tackles with 20, 14 of which were solos ... Also had two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup ... Registered a career-best and team-high eight tackles, which included six solos, against Texas State ... Two of eight stops against the Bobcats were behind the line and one was also his first career sack ... Had four multi-tackle performances ... Missed back-to-back games against Missouri and Nebraska due to an ankle injury and did not play at No. 25 Oklahoma State (coaches decision) ... Made first career start in 2004 opener at UAB and produced a pair of solo tackles ... Named to the fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Earned first letter after playing 333 snaps.
2003: Practiced with the team, but did not see any game action ... Enrolled at Baylor in January and participated in spring drills ... Credited with a sack in the Green & Gold game.
Junior College: Attended Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College during the 2002 season but did not play for coach Jeff Leiker's Ravens due to rules limiting the number of out-of-state players on a team's roster.
High School: East St. Louis High School, East St. Louis, Ill. ... Was a two-way lineman while playing prep ball who helped the Flyers to a 7-3 record in 2001 ... Coached by Darrin Sunkett.
Personal: The son of Patricia Murphy, Montez Reeco Murphy was born Jan. 6, 1982, in Meridian, Miss. ... Speech communications major.
|2003||Attended Baylor But Did Not Play|