|Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio|
Name Rico Murray
Roster status: Active
Education Kent State University
Weight 89 kg
College: Kent State
Height 1.8 m
Date joined 2009
|Date of birth: (1987-08-21) August 21, 1987 (age 28)|
Role American football cornerback
Number 44 (Cincinnati Bengals / Cornerback)
Rico Murray (born August 21, 1987) is a Canadian football defensive back and linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Murray was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Kent State. He has also been a member of the Edmonton Eskimos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL.
Murray played 47 games in four seasons (2005–08) at Kent State. He registered a total of 218 defensive tackles (125 solo, 93 assisted), 18 pass breakups, four interceptions, three fumbles forced and two fumble recoveries with the Golden Flashes. In his senior team as a captain he had 72 defensive tackles (47 solo, 27 assisted) and led team with seven pass breakups.
After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Murray signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 Murray was on the 53-man roster bubble. However, he was released following the first game of the 2011 season on September 14, 2011. He re-joined the Bengals practice squad on January 3, 2012, and was waived on April 12, 2012. During his three-year tenure in the NFL Murray played in 9 games and made 19 tackles.
He signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on June 4, 2012.
He signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on July 6, 2013. Murray played four seasons for the Ti-Cats, seeing action in 50 games and contributing 180 tackles on defense, 11 on special teams, 9 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles and 3 sacks. Following the 2016 season he was not re-signed by the Ti-Cats and became a free agent.
Murray signed with the Ti-Cats' divisional rival, the Toronto Argonauts, on March 3, 2017.