Kenneth

Murray

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Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 242
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Missouri City, Texas
High School: Elkins HS

Bio

Season GP-GS UT AT Total TFL Sacks INT FF FR PBU
2017 14-14 42 36 78 7.5-23 1.0-11 0 1 1-0 0
2018 14-14 71 84 155 12.5-45 4.5-26 0 0 1-0 2
Career 28-28 113 120 233 20.0-68 5.5-37 0 1 2-0 2

2018
Named to All-Big 12 Second Team by league’s coaches and the AP ... started all 14 games and led team with 155 total tackles (most by a Sooner since 2007) ... ranked second in Big 12 and 13th in nation by averaging 11.1 tackles per game ... had nine games of double-digit tackles ... registered 15 tackles against No. 1 Alabama in CFP Semifinal at the Orange Bowl (12/29) ... tallied seven tackles in win against No. 9 Texas in Big 12 Championship (12/1) ... recorded 10 stops (one for loss) at No. 12 West Virginia (11/23) ... totaled 11 tackles against Oklahoma State (11/10) ... recorded team-high 11 stops (1.5 for loss) at Texas Tech (11/3) ... led team with 11 tackles (two for loss, one sack) at TCU (10/20) ... tallied 10 stops against Texas (10/6) ... logged team-high 17 tackles (one sack) against Baylor (9/29) ... named Walter Camp FBS Defensive Player of the Week and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after recording 28 tackles (six solo, 22 assists) against Army (9/22) ... 28 tackles vs. Army were most in FBS since at least 2000 and were second most in school history ... led team with 10 tackles (two for loss, one sack) at Iowa State (9/15) ... recorded nine tackles (2.5 for loss, one sack) against UCLA (9/8).

2017
Named co-Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by the league's coaches ... selected as a freshman All-American by Football Writers Association of America and USA Today ... started all 14 games and ranked second on team with 78 tackles ... tied a career high with nine tackles (two for loss and one sack) vs. Georgia in CFP Semifinal at Rose Bowl (1/1) ... forced a fumble and finished with four tackles (1.0 for loss) against TCU in Big 12 Championship Game (12/2) ... set career high with nine tackles against West Virginia (11/25) ... posted five tackles against TCU (11/11) ... tied for team lead with seven tackles against Texas (10/14) ... finished with eight tackles at Baylor (9/23) ... registered eight tackles (including his first tackle for loss) and recovered a fumble against Tulane (9/16) ... tallied five tackles at Ohio State (9/9) ... became first true freshman to start a season opener at inside linebacker for OU since 1975 and finished with three tackles against UTEP (9/2).

HIGH SCHOOL
Early enrollee ... a four-star recruit according to Rivals and Scout and a three-star prospect according to 247Sports and ESPN ... touted as No. 292 overall recruit in the country by Scout and No. 412 by 247Sports ... ranked 17th among outside linebackers by Rivals, 23rd by Scout, 27th by 247Sports and 45th by ESPN ... selected as the No. 34 player in the state of Texas by Rivals, No. 58 by 247Sports and No. 97 by ESPN ... posted 104 tackles as a senior with 4.0 sacks, six passes defended and one forced fumble ... chose OU over Baylor, Michigan, Texas and others.

PERSONAL
Major is communication.

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