- 2013 Central Florida Pro Day: Central Florida's Latavius Murray generating buzz among scouts...A total of 26 NFL teams sent representatives to Central Florida's pro day on March 20, which was also attended by Detroit Lions senior personnel executive James Harris. A total of 15 Central Florida players worked out. Latavius Murray, RB (6-foot-2 5/8, 223 pounds) - Murray ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 and 4.38 seconds. He had a 10-foot-4 broad jump and a 36-inch vertical jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.36 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.81 seconds. He also performed 22 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Murray was not at the combine, but has had a lot of workouts with NFL teams. This is a hot prospect right now and will be a draftable guy later this month. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
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Murray wasn't invited to the scouting combine, but began generating a lot of buzz after running a reported 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day to go along with a 10-foot-4 broad jump and a 36-inch vertical jump.
Impressive numbers for a back who stands 6-feet-3 and 223 pounds.
He wasn't unknown to NFL scouts, who had an opportunity to watch Murray at the Texas vs. The Nation all-star game in January. That invitation came on the heels of a college career that saw him leave the Knights second in program history with 44 touchdown, eighth in rushing attempts (453), sixth in yards (2,424) and third in rushing touchdowns (37).
Murray also didn't lose a single fumble in his final 407 career carries, and his only fumble came as a freshman in 2008.