The 24-year-old junior from Alpine, Utah (American Fork High) lettered three seasons for the Utes after redshirting in 2010. He was honorable mention all-Pac-12 as a sophomore and was named to the John Mackey preseason watch list entering his junior season. After breaking his wrist against UCLA on Oct. 3, it was believed Murphy would miss the rest of the season, but he returned to play in the last three games. In his final two college games, he had five receptions for 102 yards vs. Washington State and eight catches for 93 yards against Colorado.
Honorable mention All-Pac-12 ... played in all 12 games with five starts ... second on the team in receptions (33) and third in receiving yards (349) ... led Utah in touchdown catches (4) ... six receptions for a career-high 78 yards against Northern Colorado ... four catches for 65 yards against UCLA ... four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown vs. Oregon State.
Played in 10 games with two starts (ASU and Pitt) ... missed the Washington game with a knee injury ... five catches for 64 yards and a touchdown ... three catches for 51 yards with a 30-yard touchdown grab against BYU ... two catches for 13 yards vs. Oregon State.
2007 5A first-team all-State (Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News) ... also all-region and all-Utah Valley ... led American Fork HS (Utah) with 44 receptions for 853 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior in 2007 ... also played safety and had three interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns ... his junior year, he totaled 30 receptions for 530 yards and eight TDs ... second-team all-state in baseball ... also lettered in basketball ... led American Fork to region titles in football and baseball in 2007 ... signed with BYU out of high school.
2013: Suffered a broken wrist against UCLA on Oct. 3, missing four games.
Son of Dale and Nancy Murphy ... father Dale, a former Major League Baseball outfielder (1976-93), was a six-time National League all-star whose number (#3) was retired by the Atlanta Braves ... six brothers and a sister ... brother Shawn played football at Utah State and spent time with the Denver Broncos ... married to the former Arianne Ingersoll ... served a church mission to Sydney, Australia and Boston, Mass. (with his family) ... has not declared a major ... full name is Jacob Thomas Murphy ... born Sept. 21, 1989 in Atlanta.
03/26/2014 - 2014 Pro Days: Reilly, Murphy stand out at Utah workout...While Reilly may have helped himself the most with his Pro Day efforts, tight end Jake Murphy caught the attention of scouts by enjoying a very impressive positional workout. Murphy elected to sit on his Combine numbers, but caught the ball cleanly and ran very good routes after measuring in at 6-foot-3, 253 pounds. His impressive bloodlines -- his father, Dale Murphy, was a seven-time MLB All-Star with the Atlanta Braves -- often get cited but Jake is a highly intriguing, if underrated prospect in his own right. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com