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Louis Murphy
WR #18
Height:
6-2
Weight:
200
Age:
28
College:
Florida
Hometown:
St. Petersburg, FL
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

REC
6
YDS
65
AVG
10.8
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 152 2,124 14 75 10 14 146 10.4 43 1 5 2
2014 TB 11 3 31 380 12.3 54 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2013 NYG 14 0 6 37 6.2 8 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2012 CAR 16 5 25 336 13.4 55 1 1 3 3 3 0 1 0
2011 OAK 11 1 15 241 16.1 47 0 6 69 11.5 27 1 -- --
2010 OAK 14 9 41 609 14.9 70 2 1 43 43 43 0 2 1
2009 OAK 16 9 34 521 15.3 75T 4 6 31 5.2 13 0 -- --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 26, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from the New York Giants.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick, (124th overall) of the Oakland Raiders in the 2009 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 82 games with 27 starts, recording 152 receptions for 2,124 yards and 10 touchdowns, also contributing 14 rushing attempts for 146 yards and one touchdown.
  • Has three career 100-receiving yard games (one with Tampa Bay).
  • Played for Oakland (2009-2011), Carolina (2012) and New York Giants (2013) before joining Tampa Bay.
  • Started NFL debut against San Diego (09/14/09), catching four passes for 87 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown.
  • In 2010 set career highs with 41 receptions for 609 yards.
  • In 2011, Murphy had his first career rushing touchdown against Detroit (12/18/11) on a 12-yard carry.
  • Recorded first touchdown reception as a Buccaneer at New Orleans (10/5/2014).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Signed as a free agent on September 23.
  • Played in 11 games, with three starts, catching 31 passes for 380 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on December 16 with an ankle injury sustained at Carolina (12/14).
  • Made Buccaneers debut at Pittsburgh (9/28), leading the team in both receptions (6) and receiving yards (99).
  • Caught a 41-yard pass from Mike Glennon at Pittsburgh (9/28) on Tampa Bay’s final drive, setting up the game-winning touchdown.
  • His 99 receiving yards at Pittsburgh (9/28) were the most ever by a player making their Buccaneers debut.
  • Recorded first touchdown reception as a Buccaneer at New Orleans (10/5), a 20-yard pass from Mike Glennon.
  • Finished the day vs. Baltimore (10/12) leading the team with seven receptions for 72 yards, including a three-yard touchdown catch.
  • Became the first Buccaneer to record at least 200 yards and two touchdowns in their first three games with the team.
  • Finished at Chicago (11/23) with a team-leading six receptions for 113 yards.
  • At Chicago (11/23), along with teammate Vincent Jackson (five receptions for 117 yards), became part of the first pair of Buccaneers to have 100 or more receiving yards in a game since Jackson and Mike Williams did so in 2012.

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • While at Florida (2005-08), started 26-of-48 games in four seasons, totaling 77 receptions for 1,245 yards and 13 touchdowns.
  • Helped Florida win two national championships (2006, 2008), including his senior year where he was voted as team captain.
  • Started every game for the first time in his career as a senior (2008), leading the team in receiving yards (655) and ranking second on the team in receptions (38).
  • As a junior (2007) played in all 13 games including 10 starts and was the only Florida player with a reception in all 13 games, finishing the season recording 37 receptions for 548 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Made first career reception as a sophomore (2006), catching a 35-yard touchdown pass against LSU (10/7).
  • Played in nine games as a freshman.
  • Majored in recreation event management.
  • Attended Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he caught 26 passes for 520 yards and 3 touchdowns as a senior.
  • Named a two-time offensive MVP and a special-teams MVP.
  • Ran as the anchor on LHS 4x400 relay squad and won the state championship as a sophomore.
  • Played power forward on the basketball team.
  • Born Louis Morris Murphy, Jr. on May 11th, 1987.

COMMUNITY:

  • In March 2015 helped host Kory, a young visitor from the Dream On 3 Foundation, who toured One Buc Place and played catch with Murphy on the practice field.
  • Visited Davis Elementary School in February 2015 to lead students in PLAY 60 drills and congratulate the school on winning the PLAY 60 Challenge.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 26, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from the New York Giants.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick, (124th overall) of the Oakland Raiders in the 2009 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 82 games with 27 starts, recording 152 receptions for 2,124 yards and 10 touchdowns, also contributing 14 rushing attempts for 146 yards and one touchdown.
  • Has three career 100-receiving yard games (one with Tampa Bay).
  • Played for Oakland (2009-2011), Carolina (2012) and New York Giants (2013) before joining Tampa Bay.
  • Started NFL debut against San Diego (09/14/09), catching four passes for 87 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown.
  • In 2010 set career highs with 41 receptions for 609 yards.
  • In 2011, Murphy had his first career rushing touchdown against Detroit (12/18/11) on a 12-yard carry.
  • Recorded first touchdown reception as a Buccaneer at New Orleans (10/5/2014).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Signed as a free agent on September 23.
  • Played in 11 games, with three starts, catching 31 passes for 380 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on December 16 with an ankle injury sustained at Carolina (12/14).
  • Made Buccaneers debut at Pittsburgh (9/28), leading the team in both receptions (6) and receiving yards (99).
  • Caught a 41-yard pass from Mike Glennon at Pittsburgh (9/28) on Tampa Bay’s final drive, setting up the game-winning touchdown.
  • His 99 receiving yards at Pittsburgh (9/28) were the most ever by a player making their Buccaneers debut.
  • Recorded first touchdown reception as a Buccaneer at New Orleans (10/5), a 20-yard pass from Mike Glennon.
  • Finished the day vs. Baltimore (10/12) leading the team with seven receptions for 72 yards, including a three-yard touchdown catch.
  • Became the first Buccaneer to record at least 200 yards and two touchdowns in their first three games with the team.
  • Finished at Chicago (11/23) with a team-leading six receptions for 113 yards.
  • At Chicago (11/23), along with teammate Vincent Jackson (five receptions for 117 yards), became part of the first pair of Buccaneers to have 100 or more receiving yards in a game since Jackson and Mike Williams did so in 2012.

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • While at Florida (2005-08), started 26-of-48 games in four seasons, totaling 77 receptions for 1,245 yards and 13 touchdowns.
  • Helped Florida win two national championships (2006, 2008), including his senior year where he was voted as team captain.
  • Started every game for the first time in his career as a senior (2008), leading the team in receiving yards (655) and ranking second on the team in receptions (38).
  • As a junior (2007) played in all 13 games including 10 starts and was the only Florida player with a reception in all 13 games, finishing the season recording 37 receptions for 548 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Made first career reception as a sophomore (2006), catching a 35-yard touchdown pass against LSU (10/7).
  • Played in nine games as a freshman.
  • Majored in recreation event management.
  • Attended Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he caught 26 passes for 520 yards and 3 touchdowns as a senior.
  • Named a two-time offensive MVP and a special-teams MVP.
  • Ran as the anchor on LHS 4x400 relay squad and won the state championship as a sophomore.
  • Played power forward on the basketball team.
  • Born Louis Morris Murphy, Jr. on May 11th, 1987.

COMMUNITY:

  • In March 2015 helped host Kory, a young visitor from the Dream On 3 Foundation, who toured One Buc Place and played catch with Murphy on the practice field.
  • Visited Davis Elementary School in February 2015 to lead students in PLAY 60 drills and congratulate the school on winning the PLAY 60 Challenge.
 

Recent Videos

  • Murphy on 2nd Preseason Game

    Posted Aug 20, 2015

    WR Louis Murphy speaks with the media about the second preseason game and military appreciation day at Bucs Training Camp.

  • Highlight: Winston to Murphy

    Posted Aug 18, 2015

    QB Jameis Winston connects with WR Louis Murphy during the Buccaneers Training Camp practice on August 18th.