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#25 Ryan Murphy
Position: Safety
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 214
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
High School: Oakland Tech HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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Murphy Photos
Ryan Murphy Biography
Career stats Career stats
2013 Game-by-Game Statistics 2013 Game-by-Game Statistics
2012 Game-by-Game Statistics 2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics 2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/16/2013

OREGON STATE – 2014: Ryan’s size is that of a prototype safety … athletic with a nose for the ball – six career interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble … has started 28 games in his career including every game the last two seasons … 170 career tackles ranks third on the team … voted by his teammates to be one of four team captains this season. 2013: Started all 13 games for the second straight season … third on the team with 74 tackles … second on the squad with eight tackles-for-loss, including 1.5 sacks … scored a touchdown on an interception against USC … recorded the first forced fumble of his career at Washington State … recovered the first fumble of his career at Oregon … tied his career-high with 11 tackles at Utah … named Pac-12 Conference honorable mention. 2012: Ryan won the starting position at free safety … third on the team with 67 tackles … registered career-high 11 tackles in win at BYU … notched interceptions against Wisconsin and at Stanford. 2011: Played in all 12 games, starting two including the season opener … played as the team’s nickel back for most of the season … recorded 29 tackles for the season, including a season-high of five against BYU … made his first career interception at the goal line in a win over Washington … involved in a tackle-for-loss against Oregon. 2010: Redshirt.

OAKLAND TECH: Ryan played defensive back and running back at Oakland Tech … as a senior, rushed for 1,983 yards and 18 touchdowns, and added two touchdowns receiving and two on kick returns … first team All-East Bay and first team All-City as a senior … second team All-City as a junior and sophomore … top 100 player from California … rated the third best athlete at the Oakland Nike Camp in May 2010 … scout.com three-star athlete … helped Oakland Tech to the area’s Silver Bowl title game, where he rushed for 199 yards … played in the Holiday Classic football game – matching the best players from the East Bay vs. Sacramento area players … played two years of basketball at Oakland Tech and ran track one season.

PERSONAL: Born October 14, 1992 in Oakland … son of Reginald Murphy and Antoinette Smith … has five siblings, Reggie, Jr., Ari, Delicia, Calundra and Vincent … Marshawn Lynch (Seattle Seahawks), Josh Johnson (San Francisco 49ers) and Damian Lillard (Portland Trailblazers) are his mentors … lists his favorite athlete as LeBron James … was prep teammate and close friend of the late Fred Thompson – an OSU defensive tackle who passed away in December 2011 … chose Oregon State because “it is a great opportunity for academic success and athletics” … majoring in human development and family sciences.

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