High School: A graduate of Free State High School in Lawrence, Kan.... Ranks among the top 15 prospects in the state of Kansas by Rivals.com... An all-state selection at running back in 2006 after rushing for 1,095 yards and 17 touchdowns... Is Free State High School's career leading rusher and scorer... Also holds the school record for most rushing yards in a game... Recorded 1,035 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 147 carries during his junior campaign... Helped the Firebirds to the Sunflower League title and state semifinals in 2006... Earned varsity letters in football, basketball and track... Coached in football by Bob Lisher.
Personal: Born in Camden, Ark... Undecided on his major... Likes to spend time with friends... Son of Rebecca and the late Marcus Murphy, Sr.... Twin, Ryan, also is a member of the KU football team... Has another brother.
Favorites: Best part of football - Scoring touchdowns; Athlete - Lawrence Taylor; Non-Sports Hero - Mom (she took care of me and my two brothers after my dad died); Movie - Friday; TV Show - Martin; Food - Steak; Best thing about KU - The campus