2009: Started all 12 games at left tackle and earned honorable mention All-MWC in his junior campaign ... A preseason Second Team All-MWC selection by Lindy's and Phil Steele's ... Ranked the nation's No. 55 tackle by Phil Steele's.
2008: Named Second Team All-Mountain West Conference by Phil Steele's ... Started all 12 games at left tackle, extending his streak to 21 consecutive starts at the most difficult position on the offensive line ... Allowed only one QB sack.
2007: Played in all 12 games and started the last nine at left tackle ... Averaged 76 plays and three knockdowns per game after taking over the key spot ... Helped leading rusher Frank Summers net 928 yards, the eighth-best single-season total in UNLV history ... Murphy allowed only three sacks in 12 games and graded out at nearly 80 percent for the year ... Named to the prestigious Football Writers of America and AON Insurance Freshman All-American Team, one of only 12 true freshmen on the list ... Earned honorable mention All-MWC.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of El Toro HS ... Lettered three times and was a team captain as a senior for the Chargers under coach Jake Haley ... A two-way player who lined up at both offensive tackle and nose tackle ... Totaled 56 tackles on defense as a senior ... Earned first team all-league and first team All-CIF honors ... A multi-sport athlete who also lettered in wrestling as well as competing in the shot put and discus in track and field.
PERSONAL: Matthew William Murphy was born on July 27, 1989, in Anaheim, CA ... The son of Laurie and Francis Murphy ... Has an older brother, Patrick, and two younger sisters, Mollie and Emilee ... Majoring in secondary education.