When a running back averages 8.9 yards per carry, you know he’s got playmaker written all over him. That’s exactly what Murray-Lawrence did in 2013 and exactly what the Rebels hope he provides more often in 2014. Murray has rare top-end speed in that 5-8, 180-pound bundle of energy and will be expected to step into the spotlight after the Rebels lost leading rusher Tim Cornett.
High School/Junior College
Originally from Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in Scarborough, Ontario, he played safety and running back in football. He was named the Toronto Star Athlete of the Year in 2010 and was a track and field letter winner. In 2012, he was originally slated to attend Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas, but when it closed because of financial issues, he was a late addition to Tyler JC. He would rush for 211 yards on 21 carries and score three times for the Apaches.
Found a home at UNLV after his JC career was over and demonstrated again just how valuable speed can be on the football field. He rushed for 418 yards on 47 carries as a backup and scored on runs of 79 and 73 yards on the season, while adding several long gains without scoring. He was a factor in the passing game as well, collecting 11 catches for 66 yards. UNLV will be counting on his big play ability to shine through even more as he assumes a bigger portion of the offensive load in 2014.
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