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#45 Zac Murphy
Position: Placekicker/Punter
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 207
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Kings
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2013: Played in all 12 games ... first-team All-MAC ... averaged 46.6 yards per punt, fourth highest average in the country ... finished the year with 79 punts for 3,682 yards ... added 25 punts of over 50 yards and downed another 18 kicks inside the opponent’s 20-yard line ... opened the season with four punts of over 50 yards in three straight games (Marshall, Kentucky, Cincinnati) ... had a 84-yard punt versus the Bearcats, the longest punt in Yager Stadium history ... had a 73-yard punt and averaged 52.7 per kick at Ohio.

2012: Played in all 12 games as Miami’s primary punter ... punted 57 times for an average of 40.5 yards ... of his 57 punts on the year, 11 went for 50 or more yards and 12 pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line ... had a career-long 74 yard punt against Buffalo ... punted seven times against Ohio for an average of 40.1, pinning the Bobcats inside the 20 on one ocassion ... punted three times against Massachusetts with an average of 47.3 yards (long of 61) ... against Boise State, he punted five times for an average of 42.2 yards ... punted five times vs. SIU for 42.8 ypp (long of 54 yds) ... kicked nine times (37.1 avg) at OSU.

2011: Played in all 12 games as Miami’s primary punter ... punted 56 times for an average of 39.1 yards, with a long of 66 yards ... booted seven punts of 50+ yards and landed 13 inside the 20-yard line ... in the season finale at Ohio, he kicked two extra points.

2010: A third-team All-MAC selection as a redshirt freshman ... he punted 59 times and averaged 39.1 yards per kick, including a season-long 66-yarder at Buffalo ... in that game against the Bulls, Murphy averaged 56.7 yards on three punts ... 25 of his punts ended up as fair catches, 13 were downed inside the 20-yard line and four were touchbacks ... originally a walk-on, he was awarded a scholarship in mid August.

2009: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-time letter winner in football, he captained his team as a senior ... averaged more than 41 yards per punt and 57 yards per kickoff ... his 20 field goals (of 26 attempts) tied an Ohio single-season record ... earned second-team all-state honors ... he broke the school record with a 55-yard field goal ... played in Ohio's East-West All-Star Game ... also lettered in baseball as a pitcher and in basketball as a forward ... prep football coach was Andy Olds.

PERSONAL: Born March 5, 1990 in Newark, Ohio ... the son of Dan and Jodi Murphy ... majoring in middle childhood education.

Zac Murphy’s Career Punting Statistics
Year    No.   Yards    Avg    Long        TB          FC           In20         Blkd

2010    59     2305     39.1      66             4           25             13              0

2011    56     2189     39.1      66             3            6               13              2

2012    57     2309     40.5      74             6           14              12              0

2012    79     3682     46.6      84             11          7                2               1

Totals  251   10485     41.3      84             24          52              40              3

 

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