The Packers might think they're set with Clay Matthews and Nick Perry. If not, Stanford All-American Trent Murphy would be a logical pick in the first round. The words coming from Murphy at the Combine on Saturday would have been music to Kevin Greene's ears.
With Shayne Skov, Trent Murphy, and Jarek Lancaster all departing, Stanford's linebacker corps is in a challenging position. There's reason for optimism looking forward, though: Kevin Anderson's rapid progression and an infusion of young talent is giving this position group ammunition.
Alabama's C.J. Mosley (inside), Buffalo's Kahlil Mack (outside) and Stanford's Trent Murphy (outside) are two of the top prospects in this year's class of linebackers.
Name: Trent Murphy
Year: RS Senior
2010 Stats: 2 Solo Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 Sack
2011 Stats: 25 Solo Tackles, 15 Assisted, 10 TFL, 6.5 Sacks, and 1 Pass Deflection
2012 Stats: 38 Solo Tackles, 18 Assisted, 18 TFL, 10 Sacks, 1 FF, 1 INT returned for a TD, and 4 Pass Deflections
2013 Stats: 37 Solo Tackles, 25 Assisted, 23...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer The tough and tenacious way Trent Murphy plays football can be traced to his early years growing up just a few miles away from where the outside linebacker will take the field for Stanford against Arizona State in the Pac-12 championship game Saturday night at Sun Devil Stadium.
Murphy, who leads...
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December 05, 2013
Relive the last quarter Shayne Skov, Trent Murphy and the seniors will play at home (and, in our other links, the rest of Stanford's 27-20 win over Notre Dame) in our live blog. The win went to the wire, came against one of Stanford's biggest rivals, and clinched a 10-win season. Read along now to soak up that victorious feeling one more time.
Check out the inaugural version of the Stanford Football Postgame Show. We've combined our on-field Bootleg Breakdown with on-camera appearances from Trent Murphy and Josh Garnett.
(Eds: Updates with quotes, details. With AP Photos.) By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer Trent Murphy has never been intimidated by larger linemen. After wrestling 800-pound cattle as a kid, another human just isn't that imposing.
At 6-foot-6 and 261 pounds, no challenge has ever seemed too much for Murphy's muscle. Stanford's versatile linebacker, once thought too...
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September 19, 2013
The Stanford football team has been pretty good the past few years — today we got a unique look into what makes the players so tough:
Yes, that is linebacker Trent Murphy hanging upside down from the ceiling to work on his grip strength and core stability — all I can say is “whoa.”
Shannon Turley is Stanford’s Director of Football Sports Performance.
In Stanford's celebratory post-game locker room, we grabbed a few minutes with redshirt junior outside linebacker Trent Murphy, one of the more impressive player development stories of the 2013 season - and not only because he was selected aptly as the "honorary carver" at this year's Lawry's Beef Bowl! One of the hard-working players whom we were most happy...