Junior receiver earned First Team All-Patriot League honors last fall
Three Rams honored for work on the field and in the classroom
Patrick Murray, Brienne Ryan, Marah Strickland and Stephanie Gaitley Win Top Awards at 2013 Awards Dinner
Head Coach Joe Moorhead Runs Rams Through Paces
345 Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Excellence
Fordham's Patrick Murray Receives the 2013 Fred Mitchell Award on February 18th.
Photos of the 2012 Fordham football seniors wit their families
Photos of the Fordham-Colgate Patriot League football game on November 17 on Jack Coffey Field
Photos of the Fordham-Lafayette football game on Jack Coffey Field on November 10, 2012
Photos of the Fordham-Bucknell football game on November 3, 2012
A 2012 consensus First Team All-America placekicker... 2012 Fred Mitchell Award recipient... 2012 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Placekicker of the Year... Earned First Team All-America placekicker honors by Associated Press, The Walter Camp Foundation, The Sports Network, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and the Beyond Sports Network (BSN)... First Team All-Patriot League as a placekicker and punter... Led 2012 NCAA FCS in field goals/game and ranked... set a new Fordham and Patriot League record with 25 field goals, shattering the former mark of 18 set by Fordham's Matt Fordyce in 2002... closes out his career with 186 punts for 7,985 yards, an average of 42.9 yards/punt, the second best career punting average in Fordham history... named Capital One Academic All-District 1 in 2012... 2011 consensus All-American... named 2011 NCAA FCS Punt Performer of the Year by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA)... led the Patriot League and ranked third in the NCAA FCS in punting average in 2011... handled just about all of the kicking duties for the Rams in 2010, including placekicking, punting and kickoffs... led the Patriot League and was 38th in the NCAA in punting average in 2010... second in the Patriot League and tied for 39th in the NCAA FCS in field goals/game in 2010... named 2010 First Team Preseason All-Patriot League by Phil Steele's College Football Preview... a 2009 First Team All-Patriot League selection... led Patriot League and ranked tenth in the NCAA FCS in punting average in 2009... joined the Rams prior to the Columbia game and handled the punting duties for the reminder of the season... booted the second longest punt in school history... originally attended the University of Delaware... named to the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Patriot League Honor Roll.
2012: Earned First Team All-America placekicker honors by Associated Press, The Walter Camp Foundation, The Sports Network, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and the Beyond Sports Network (BSN)... recipient of the 2012 Fred Mitchell Award as the Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III, NAIA or NJCAA place-kicker that excels on the football field and in the community... named 2012 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Placekicker of the Year... earned ECAC All-Star honors at both placekicker and punter... named First Team All-Patriot League as a placekicker and punter... led the NCAA FCS in field goals (2.33/game) and led league the Patriot League in field goal percentage (.875)... led the Patriot League in kick scoring (9.5 points/game)... ranked second in the NCAA FCS in punting average (46.0 yards/punt)... converted 25 of his 30 field goal attempts and 30 of 31 PATs to amass 105 points, ranking third on the school's single season list... became the first Fordham kicker to score more than 100 points in a season... also broke the Patriot League mark of 97 kick scoring points in a season... averaged a school-record 46.0 yards/kick as a punter, with 18 of the 52 kicks traveling over 50 yards, including a season-best 65-yarder... had 14 of punts downed inside the opponent's 20... hit a then school-record 52-yard field goal in the Lock Haven game and then connected on a 55-yarder at Cincinnati... t¬¬he 55-yard field goal is the longest in the NCAA FCS this season... connected on four 50-yard field goals in 2012... named National Special Teams Player of the Week four times... named Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week five times in 2012... booted three field goals, including a school-record 55-yarder, punted four times for a 47.2 yard/punt average and put three of his five kickoffs in the end zone at Cincinnati... connected on three field goals, punted eight times for an average of 47.8 and sent five of his seven kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks in the win over Georgetown... also hit three field goals at Holy Cross, punted six times for an average of 46.7 and sent six of his seven kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks... booted three field goals (41, 22 and 39 yards) at Bucknell... named Capital One Academic All-District 1.
2011: Appeared in all eleven games for the Rams as a junior... named Second Team All-America by the Beyond College Sports Network and Third Team All-America by the Associated Press and The Sports Network... punted 49 times for 2,160 yards, an average of 44.1 yards/punt... led the Patriot League and ranked third in the NCAA FCS in punting average... 44.1 yards/punt average is the fourth best single season average in school history... landed 21 of his kicks inside the opponent's 20... 16 of his 49 punts traveled more than 50 yards, including a season-long 73-yarder... the 73 yard punt, which came at Rhode Island, tied his career-high and was the second longest punt in school history (the Fordham record is 85 yards by Len Eshmont in 1939)... punted eight times for 417 yards in the Rhode Island game (52.1 average) with six punts landing inside the 20 and four traveling more than 50 yards... was named NCAA FCS Punter Performer of the Week by the CFPA following the Rhode Island game... booted five punts for 249 yards in season opener at Connecticut (49.8 average), earning CFPA Punter Performer of the Week accolades... punted twice for 106 yards at Lafayette to earn his third CFPA Punter Performer of the Week award... averaged 45.5 yards/punt on a pair of kicks at Penn... punted six times for 266 yards (44.3 yards/punt) with three kicks of over 50 yards versus Lehigh... averaged 65.2 yards/kickoffs on 34 kicks... also connected on one of three field goal attempts, a 28-yarder in the season opener at Connecticut.
2010: Appeared in all eleven games for the Rams as a sophomore, handling both the punting and place kicking duties... punted 49 times for 1,928 yards (39.3 yards/punt)... led the Patriot League and ranked 38th in the NCAA FCS in punting average... landed 20 of his 49 punts inside the opponent's 20 and had ten punts of 50-yards or longer... also connected on 12 of his 21 field goal attempts, with a long of 48 yards - the third longest field goal in Fordham history, and 22 of his 24 PATs... second in the Patriot League and tied for 39th in the NCAA FCS in field goals/game (1.09)... led team and was third in the Patriot League in scoring with 58 points (5.3 points/game)... ranked second in league in scoring by kickers... averaged 61.2 yards on 52 kickoffs with four touchbacks... punted four times for 204 yards (51.0 yards/punt) at Bryant, including a season-long 58-yarder... also booted a career-long 48-yard field goal in the Bryant game... punted six times for 232 yards (38.7 yards/punt), landing six inside the 20, and connected on all three field goal attempts (24, 22 and 21 yards) in the Liberty Cup win at Columbia... punted five times for 225 yards (45.0 average) with three landing inside the 20 in the win over Rhode Island... booted two field goals (45 and 38 yards) at Yale... also had a pair of field goals (39 and 30 yards) in the Lafayette win... converted all four PATs and one field goal attempt (39 yards) at Holy Cross.
2009: First Team All-Patriot League punter... led Patriot League and ranked tenth in the NCAA FCS with a 41.9 yards/punt average, the fourth best single season average in Fordham history... punted 36 times for 1,507 yards... eight punts traveled more than 50 yards and seven landed inside the opponent's 20... named Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week following the Columbia game where he punted six times for 274 yards (45.7 yards/punt) with two of his kicks landing inside the Columbia 20... had a long punt of 73 yards in the Colgate game on September 26th, tying him for the second longest punt at Fordham (the school record is 85 yards by Len Eshmont in 1939)... also handled the kickoff chores for the Rams, averaging 60.8 yards/kickoff.
Before Fordham: A three-year varsity standout kicker and punter for nationally-ranked Don Bosco Prep football team for head coach Greg Toal... also competed in baseball as a freshman and wrestled as a sophomore... led Don Bosco football team to 12-1 record and the state Group IV title in 2008... team went undefeated on the way to winning state championships in 2006 and 2007 as well... earned Second Team All-State, First Team All-County, and First Team All-League as a senior in 2008... earned Mario Allegretta Memorial Football Scholarship... led freshman team to an undefeated season in 2005... member of the National Honor Society, German National Honor Society and English National Honor Society.
Personal: Born June 22, 1991... son of Aidan and Linda Murray... has a younger brother... father earned degree from University College in Dublin, Ireland... also plays Gaelic (Irish) football... uncles, Ciaran Murray and Brendan Murray, and cousin, Aeden Murray, are national caliber Gaelic football players in Ireland... a Finance major.