Aaron Murray was born in Tampa, Florida on November 10, 1990. A quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, he was selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. Prior to entering the NFL, he played college football for the Georgia Bulldogs, where he set multiple SEC passing records.
At high school level, Murray played for the Plant High Panthers and registered 4,012 passing yards and 51 touchdowns as a junior. In his senior year, he was able to pass for 2,285 yards and 33 touchdowns. At the end of the season, he was a first team FSWA All-State and Parade All-American selection, was named 4A Player of the Year and was selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He received more than 50 scholarship offers from around the country, before settling on attending the University of Georgia.
Murray redshirted as a true freshman, in part due to a shoulder injury. However, following Zach Mettenberger's transfer to Louisiana State, Murray became the starting quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs ahead of the 2010 season. After a difficult start, which wasn't helped by wide receiver A.J. Green's suspension, he grew into the role and finished the season strongly, ending the year with school freshman records of 3,049 passing yards and 3,216 offensive yards in total. Murray was subsequently named as a Freshmen All-American.
In his second season in 2011, Murray registered 3,149 passing yards and 35 touchdown passes, gaining selection for the coaches All-SEC team. The following year, he improved his stats again, passing for 3,893 yards and 36 touchdowns as the team reached the SEC Championship Game, where they were defeated by the Alabama Crimson Tide. However, after a victory in the Capital One Bowl, Murray was named as the game's MVP. Then, in 2013, he passed for a total of 3,075 yards, becoming the first quarterback in the history of the SEC to eclipse 3,000 passing yards in four seasons. He was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and finished his college career with SEC records for career passing yards and career passing touchdowns.
During the 2014 NFL Draft, Murray was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round, as the 163rd overall pick.