Mizzou’s Murphy named SEC special teams player of the week

Mizzou’s Murphy named SEC special teams player of the week

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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI - OCTOBER 23: Missouri Tigers fans swarm the field after upsetting the Oklahoma Sooners at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Columbia, Missouri. The Tigers beat the Sooners 36-27. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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by Brendan Marks / Missouri Football App

KMOV.com

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 1:43 AM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – While Missouri’s win over Central Florida on Saturday wasn’t always pretty, at least one thing was reaffirmed: Marcus Murphy is one of the country’s best return men.

Murphy broke off a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown with 7:04 left in the 3rd quarter on Saturday, turning the Tigers’ 10-7 deficit into a 14-10 lead.

The sophomore scatback was named the SEC co-special teams player of the week on Monday.

Murphy, who missed the entire 2011 season due to a shoulder injury, now has three punt return touchdowns on the season. That’s the most punt-return touchdowns for a Missouri player in a single season.

Murphy is also tied with former Tiger Jeremy Maclin for the most Mizzou career punt return touchdowns.

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