#40 Matt Murphy Jr.
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 217
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Palos Heights, IL
High School: St. Rita High School
Other College: Drake
2008: Walk-on ... did not see game action.

DRAKE: Appeared in five games as a true freshman ... compiled 19 total tackles (10 solo) in 2007 ... recorded 2.5 tackles for loss ... forced one fumble and registered one interception.

HIGH SCHOOL: Member of Chicago Catholic League and State 7A Championship team in 2006 ... teams went 22-4 over two-year career ... earned First Team All-CCL as a junior and senior ... received honorable mention for all-area in 2005 and was named first team all-area in 2006 ... received honorable mention for all-state as a senior ... team captain senior year ... compiled 174 career tackles and 15.5 sacks ... forced three fumbles during senior season.

PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Matt and Mary Murphy ... born May 23, 1988 in Chicago, Ill.