Patrick Murray Named Preseason All-America by The Sports Network
July 11, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. -
Fordham University senior punter Patrick Murray (Mahwah, N.J./Don Bosco Prep) was named Second Team Preseason All-America by The Sports Network it was announced on Monday. Murray, who was named to the 2012 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Punt Performer Award Watch List last week, is one of three Patriot League student-athletes to earn preseason All-America honors by The Sports Network.
Last fall, Murray was named All-America by three different organizations, being named to the Second Team by the Beyond Sports College Network and to the Third Team by both the Associated Press and The Sports Network. Additionally, he was named the NCAA FCS Punt Performer of the Year by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA).
On the year, Murray punted 49 times for 2,160 yards, an average of 44.1 yards/punt, tops in the Patriot League and third best in the NCAA FCS. He landed 21 of his kicks inside the opponent's 20 this fall and had 16 of his 49 punts travel 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). Murray also booted a 73-yard punt at Colgate in 2009.
Murray's 44.1 punting average was the fourth best single season average in Fordham history while his 41.4 career punting average is second on the school's all-time list and his 5,585 career punting yards in sixth.
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