Meet Clarence Murphy
This is part of a series of 2010 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 3. All answers are provided by the featured player.
Name: Clarence Murphy
Birthdate: Oct. 13, 1991
Birthplace: Hollywood, Fla.
Hometown: Hollywood, Fla.
Position: Defensive end
High School: Hollywood Hills High School
Senior statistics: 75 tackles, 12 sacks, three deflected passes
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars, No. 99 player in Florida. Scout.com -- Three stars, No. 90 defensive end. ESPN.com -- Three stars, No. 85 defensive end, 76 rating.
Bench max: 300
40-yard dash: 4.8
Other schools considered: South Florida, Colorado State
Favorite NFL player: Dwight Freeney
Favorite NFL team: Miami Dolphins
Favorite music: “Old-school music, like Al Green.”
Favorite book: Harry Potter
Favorite movie: Superbad
Favorite TV show: House
Favorite food: Spaghetti
Favorite high school class: Weight training
Favorite thing about College Park: “Everything is close.”
Other high school sports: Track, basketball
Hobbies: “I like to fish and in my spare time I like to sit around and draw.”
Intended major: Forensics and criminology
Something that not many people know about you: “That I’m a quiet, humble person.”
Best football moment: “My best football moment is probably when I made the fourth-down stop against our district opponent. I made the sack.”
Role model: “My father because he went through a difficult life and just the way he pushed himself and succeeded inspires me.”
Why Maryland? “It came down eventually to Maryland and Michigan. Maryland just had the better academics, education-wise for me. They’re top in forensics and criminology and they’re right in the heart of D.C.”