Fordham Rams football
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
| (1991-06-22) June 22, 1991 (age 24)|
American football placekicker
7 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Placekicker)
Connor Barth, Chris Conte, Brandon McManus, Cairo Santos, Chandler Catanzaro
Mahwah, New Jersey
Patrick Murray (American football) Wikipedia
Patrick Murray (born June 22, 1991) is an American football placekicker who is currently playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Fordham.
Murray was raised in Mahwah, New Jersey. After playing football for Don Bosco Preparatory High School, Murray considered attending college in Dublin, but decided to play for Fordham, with whom he served as both punter and kicker. He appeared in 44 games in his four-year career (2009–2012) at Fordham, finishing with 186 punts for 7,985 yards and 38 made field goals on 54 attempts. As a senior, he was named a consensus first-team All-American kicker after connecting on 25–30 (83.3%) field goals, while punting 52 times for 2,392 yards.
On December 31, 2013, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Murray to a futures contract after the Buccaneers lost their last game of the 2013 season to the New Orleans Saints. He beat out veteran Connor Barth, who was released from the team August 29, 2014, when they made final roster cuts. Murray and Barth were both released September 4, 2015, from the Tampa Bay roster in favor of rookie kicker Kyle Brindza. On September 5, 2015, he was placed on injured reserve. On May 19, 2016, he was waived by the Buccaneers.
On June 9, 2016, Murray signed with the Cleveland Browns. On September 11, 2016, Murray connected on his first field goal as a member of the Browns, a 35-yarder. On September 24, 2016, he was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. He was released by the Browns on December 23, 2016.
On August 6, 2017, Murray signed with the New Orleans Saints. He was waived on August 12, 2017.
After a Tryout, Murray was signed to be the Eagles kicker after an injury to Caleb Sturgis.
Murray's family had a Gaelic football heritage, with his father Aidan and uncle Ciaran having both played for Monaghan GAA.