DeMarco Murray is a native of Las Vegas and graduate from Bishop Gorman High School. During his distinguished high school career, he was honored as an All-American and elected to the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. At that game, he announced his decision to attend the University of Oklahoma.
While attending Oklahoma, he continued to excel on the playing field. Murray regularly displayed big-play ability with the threat to score from anywhere on the field. He left Oklahoma with 6,718 all-purpose yards (3,685 rushing, 1,571 receiving and 1,462 kickoff return). In addition, he scored 65 times.
During the span of his career, the Sooners won 43 games and three Big 12 Championships over four seasons – and Murray was a four-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree.
Murray was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft and totaled 1,560 rushing yards in his first two seasons. In 2013, he emerged as an All-Pro with 1,121 yards and nine touchdowns, before a career-year in 2014 when he rushed for 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns. During that season, he added 416 receiving yards for a total of 2,261 scrimmage yards, which was, at the time, the 12th-most in NFL history. Murray was named First Team All-Pro and recognized as the NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2014.
Murray retired following the 2017 season with 7,174 rushing yards, 2,165 receiving yards and 55 touchdowns.
He is also a man of many talents and passions, including his business ventures and investments. Murray also started the DeMarco Murray Foundation with the mission to provide families with seriously and chronically ill kids with daily encouragement and life-changing experiences.
He also served as a college football television analyst for FOX Sports during the 2018 season and joined Kevin Sumlin’s staff at the University of Arizona in January 2019, coaching the running backs. In January 2020, Murray returned to the University of Oklahoma as its running backs coach.
Born: February 12, 1988
Claim to Fame: After a stellar career at the University of Oklahoma, Murray played seven seasons in the NFL. He was named to three Pro Bowls and earned First-Team All Pro recognition after the 2014 season.