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.
High School: West Florence (S.C.) High School
Senior statistics: 105 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions. 334 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars. Scout.com -- 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.”