| Cal Murray
Part of Miami's "two-headed tailback" that also features junior Mike Smith ... slippery runner that packed on 15 pounds and increased his bench press by 40 lbs. during the off-season ... enjoying his best season at Miami and his first healthy season ... enjoying his best season as a RedHawk.
Started the majority of Miami's games at tailback this season ... the RedHawks' leading rusher ... ranked among the top 10 rushers in the MAC ... has gained at least 50 yards on the ground 10 times this season ... ran for 62 yards and a touchdown at Northwestern (Sept. 13) ... notched first 100-yard rushing effort of the season versus Akron (Oct. 4), totaling 108 yards on 19 carries ... totaled 124 yards of total offense versus Kent State (Oct. 25), rushing for 92 yards and a touchdown and hauling in two receptions for 32 yards ... totaled two rushing touchdowns each in wins over Cincinnati (Sept. 27) and Bowling Green (Nov. 4) ... matched his season-high with 108 yards rushing and a touchdown versus Marshall (Nov. 12) ... also had a season-high 53 yards receiving versus the Thundering Herd ... totaled 92 yards rushing and a TD versus Ohio (Nov. 22) ... totaled 70 yards of total offense and an 18-yard rushing TD at UCF (Nov. 28) ... tormented Bowling Green (Dec. 4) for 163 all-purpose yards, including 80 yards rushing, 83 yards receiving and two touchdowns ... rushed for a season best 142 yards on 15 carries in the GMAC Bowl vs. Louisville, scoring one touchdown ... has tallied at least one TD in his last nine games.
Finished second on the team with 253 yards rushing despite missing four games with injuries ... averaged 3.7 yards per carry and tallied three rushing touchdowns ... also a threat as a receiver, hauling in 27 catches for 184 yards and a touchdown ... opened the season with a 101-yard rushing effort in Miami's Aug. 31 defeat of North Carolina ... had five receptions for 61 yards in Sept. 14 loss at LSU ... had a season-high five receptions for 81 yards, including a career-long 59-yard reception in Oct. 12 loss to Northern Illinois ... had a season-long 23-yard rush in win over Ohio (Nov. 2).
Finished third on the team in rushing with 342 yards ... averaged 34.2 yards per game ... with the RedHawks' facing third-and-four, he iced Miami's 21-14 win over Cincinnati with a 76-yard run with less than two minutes remaining ... saw his first major action of the season at Ball State, putting together a career-day of 183 yards and three TDs on 25 carries ... returned two punts for 15 yards against the Cardinals ... made 14 catches for 148 yards and one TD ... caught at least one pass in all but one game.
Miami's second-leading rusher with 302 yards and 50.3 per game average ... averaged 6.0 ppg ... after sitting out the 1999 season for academic reasons, earned the starting tailback position in season-opening game at Vanderbilt ... turned in a respectable 65-yard rushing effort on 18 carries ... made a memorable debut as a receiver, however, catching the game-winning touchdown with 20 seconds to play ... the pass, a two-yarder, came on a fourth-and-goal play ... finished the Vanderbilt contest with two receptions for eight yards ... also started at Eastern Michigan and totaled 48 yards rushing (15 carries) and a TD ... also had a nine-yard catch ... played special teams only at Ohio State, returning one kickoff for 90 yards ... came in off the bench to rush for a career-high 113 yards and score a school-record-tying four rushing touchdowns against Kent State ... also tied the school's mark for rushing TD's in a half (4), held by Ty King ... scored on runs of five, four, 48 and five yards ... became first first-year and eighth player in Miami history to run for four scores in a single game ... rushed for 63 first-half yards at Akron before leaving the game with a thigh injury ... returned to action at Cincinnati after missing previous two games with the injury ... had 13 rushing yards and 12 receiving yards at Cincinnati ... did not play in season-ending game at Buffalo after suffering a neck/back injury at Marshall.
Did not qualify academically.
An all-district defensive selection ... all-league offense and defense ... named to Columbus Dispatch-Agonis all-area team ... helped Eagles to a 7-3 record as a senior and an 11-2 mark as a junior ... during 1997 campaign, team finished as regional runner-up ... as a senior, caught 12 passes for 110 yards and scored one touchdown ... snared six interceptions for 114 yards and three TDs ... gained 662 yards on 72 carries, averaging 9.2 ypc ... returned 13 punts for 223 yards and 1 TD ... gained 1,174 all-purpose yards and scored 16 total TDs in 1998 ... team captain ... nominated to play in Big Buckeye All-Star game ... coached by Michael Golden ... lettered three years in football and track.
Born April 19, 1981 (22 years old) ... son of Calvin Murray and Karen Payne ... father, a former star tailback at Ohio State, played professionally with the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears ... aspires to be a pilot ... majoring in physical education.
Rushing Yards: 183 at Ball State, 2001
Rushing Attempts: 25 at Ball State, 2001
Rushing Touchdowns: 4 vs. Kent State, 2000
Long Reception: 59 vs. Northern Illinois, 2002
Receptions: 5 (twice), last vs. Northern Illinois, 2002
Receving Yards: 83 at Bowling Green, 2003 (Dec. 4)