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Marcel Murray
Player Profile:
Marcel Murray 3137048
Position: RB
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 197
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hiram, Ga.
High School: Hiram
Experience: High School

2018:  Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year . . . Phil Steele’s Third Team All-Sun Belt . . . Played in all 13 games and started four contests, including the Arizona Bowl . . . Finished the season with 860 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 154 attempts . . . Added 16 receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns . . . Posted the most rushing yards by a true freshman at A-State since Marquis Williams ran for 1,060 in 1993 . . . Ranked seventh in the Sun Belt in total rushing yards, while his eight rushing touchdowns tied the fifth most . . . 860 rushing yards were the 12th most in the nation among freshmen, while his eight touchdowns tied the ninth most among the same group . . . Posted over 100 yards rushing in two games, coming in back-to-back outings against Georgia State (115 yards) and at Louisiana (121 yards) . . . Also had 94 rushing yards against ULM and 95 versus UNLV . . . Ran for at least 50 yards in eighth games, including the four in a row . . . Scored at least one rushing touchdown in six outings, including a season-high three at Louisiana . . . Caught at least one pass in nine outings and had a season-high four against South Alabama . . . Recorded a season-high 75 receiving yards versus Southeast Missouri State . . . Two receiving touchdowns on the year came against SEMO and Coastal Carolina . . . Returned nine kickoffs for 180 yards . . . Had a season-high three returns for 82 yards, also a season best, at Louisiana.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Four-year varsity letterman at Hiram . . . Senior season recorded 121 rushing attempts for 1,208 yards (10.0 average) and 16 touchdowns, while also posting six 100-yard rushing games . . . Finished junior campaign with 642 yards and 12 touchdowns on 112 rushing attempts . . . Carried the ball 92 times as a sophomore for 469 yards and seven touchdowns, while his freshman year saw him rush eight times for 24 yards . . . His career totals include2,343 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns on the ground . . . Named the West Georgia Neighbor “Athlete of the Week” on Sept. 5, 2017 . . . Also a varsity track & field letterman . . . 2-star prospect by Rivals.com . . . Also recruited by teams such as Coastal Carolina and James Madison.

PERSONAL:  Born Aug. 26, 2000.

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