Murphy named first-team Academic All-America

Indiana safety was named a Capital One Division I football first-team academic All-American. The release from IU follows.

MURPHY EARNS FIRST TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA HONORS

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana junior safety Mark Murphy earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I football first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. Murphy is just the ninth Hoosier (11th time) to collect the honor and is the second in as many seasons – defensive tackle Adam Replogle.

Murphy, a two-time Capital One Academic All-District V selection, is an informatics major with a 3.91 grade point average. He will be named Academic All-Big Ten for the second straight year this month. In 2012, he received Indiana’s Academic Excellence Award.

On the field, Murphy leads the Hoosiers with 230 tackles and 144 solo stops in his career. The Akron, Ohio, native finished second on the team with 84 tackles, 51 solo, to go along with one interception and one forced fumble in 2013. 

Murphy carded three double-digit tackle games and has seven in his career. He made 12 stops and forced a fumble against Minnesota, posted 11 tackles at Michigan State and tallied 10 stops in the program’s first win over Penn State.

3 comments

  1. This story IS what college athletics is all about. Congratulations to Mark Murphy! There is no “snicker” when you use the word “student-athlete” about Mark Murphy. If IU had 11 guys that could actually tackle as well as Mark, Greg Heban and Antonio Allen, Indiana would be going to a Bowl right now. Great season Mark, great career so far Mark, please step it up next season Mark!

  2. Congrats to MM. Great accomplishment. One quick question to Dustin and/or Andy – I’ve been growing quite antsy waiting to hear the news that Mallory has been fired, is there any sort of timetable for CKW to make a decision on his staff? Is there a conference in the near future? I just can’t seem to justify ANY way for Mallory to keep his job and I believe it’s a move that has to be made in order to keep the fans on board and off of Wilson’s back. In related news, who would be a prime candidate to take over the job in your opinion? Any names we should be on the look out for? Thanks as always, guys and keep up the good work.

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