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January 17, 2009

Meet Avery Murray

This is part of a series of 2009 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 4. All answers are provided by the featured player. Click here for previous entries in the series.

Name: Avery Murray
Birthdate: Sept. 7, 1990
Birthplace: Florence, S.C.
Hometown: Florence, S.C.
Height: 6’1
Weight: 215
Position: Linebacker
High School: West Florence (S.C.) High School
Senior statistics: 105 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions. 334 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns
Rankings: -- Three stars. -- Three stars, No. 42 weakside linebacker.
Bench max: 315
40-yard dash: 4.56
Other schools considered: Buffalo, Clemson, South Carolina
Favorite NFL player: Brian Dawkins
Favorite NFL team: Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Outkast
Favorite book: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Favorite movie: Friday
Favorite TV show: SportsCenter
Favorite food: Fried chicken
Favorite high school class: English
Favorite thing about College Park: “The environment and the diversity.”
Other high school sports: None
Hobbies: “Watching movies, playing Madden, listening to music.”
Intended major: “I’m leaning toward physical therapy.”
Something that not many people know about you: “I almost broke my neck jumping on a trampoline.”
Best football moment: “Being at the Shrine Bowl (South Carolina vs. North Carolina high school football all-star game) when one of the kids from the Shriners Hospital walked on the field.”
Role model: “My mom because she just paves the way for me and showed me all the right things to do.”
Why Maryland? “I like being around different communities and I like the different coaches. I always wanted to go to Maryland. It was either [South Carolina] or Maryland. I liked the environment.”

Click here for a recap of Murray’s senior season.

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About Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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