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Calvin Murray (American football)

Height:  5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Role  American football player
College:  Ohio State
Weight  84 kg

Rushing yards:  134
Education  Ohio State University
Name  Calvin Murray
Positions  Running back
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Date of birth:  (1958-10-18) October 18, 1958 (age 57)
Place of birth:  Middle Township, New Jersey
NFL draft:  1981 / Round: 4 / Pick: 110

Leon Calvin Murray (born October 18, 1958 in Middle Township, New Jersey) is a former American football running back who played for two seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1981–1982. He also played in 1983 for the Chicago Blitz of the United States Football League. He was drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.


College career

On September 22, 1979 in a game against Washington State, Murray set an Ohio State Buckeyes record for longest pass reception when he caught an 86-yard pass from Art Schlichter. Murray led the Buckeyes in rushing in 1979 and 1980. He led the Big Ten in rushing in 1980. He was named team MVP in 1980, as voted by his teammates.

Philadelphia Eagles

Murray was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. He was released prior to the start of the 1981 season, but was re-signed on October 28 when Louie Giammona was knocked out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

Chicago Blitz

In 1983, Murray signed with the Chicago Blitz of the United States Football League and was the 12th ranked rusher in the league that year.

Post Football, Calvin continues to reside in Columbus, Ohio. He spent several years as Purchasing Manager for Franklin University in downtown Columbus.


Murray's son, Cal, is a former running back for the Miami RedHawks. He was drafted by Rhein Fire in the 22nd round of the 2007 NFL Europa Free Agent Draft.

Murray converted to Orthodox Judaism and adopted the Hebrew name Yosef.


Calvin Murray (American football) Wikipedia

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