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« on: May 07, 2019, 04:40:59 PM »

One of the Blue Bomber great play and history:

Alumni Profile | James Murphy - Ed Tait

Years with the Bombers: 1982-1990
Position: Wide receiver
Currently resides: Winnipeg
Occupation: Community and Youth Liaison for the Manitoba Construction Sector Council
Family: Spouse - Loreen Dorset (retired from the RCMP). Children: Bryson, Mikyla and Gabrielle Murphy and eight grandchildren - all of whom reside in Las Vegas. Two step-children: Ryan and Chelsea Del Bigio of Winnipeg.

5 Quick Facts about James Murphy

    Murphy was a 10th-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings (266th overall) in 1981 and came north to Winnipeg after a workout with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1982. Murphy still ranks in the Top 10 in receiving yards and touchdowns at Utah State, his alma mater.

    Murphy retired as the Bombers all-time leading receiver with 9,036 yards and 61 TDs; both totals were later surpassed by Milt Stegall. In his eight seasons as a Bomber, Murphy posted six 1,000-yard seasons.

    His best year statistically came in 1986 when he pulled in 116 passes for 1,746 yards and 12 TDs. Those totals earned him the Canadian Football League's Most Outstanding Player Award.
    A Bomber has been named the CFL's MOP eight times, with Murphy and Stegall (2002) the only receivers to be honoured. The others: QB Don Jonas in 1971; QB Dieter Brock in 1980 and 1981; RB Willard Reaves in   
   1984; QB Tom Clements in 1987 and QB Khari Jones in 2001.

    Murphy was the Offensive MVP in Winnipeg?s 22-21 win over the B.C. Lions in the 1988 Grey Cup game. He was part of the 1990 championship squad, but did not play in the game due to a leg injury.

    Murphy was named to the Winnipeg Football Club's Hall of Fame in 1995 and inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

Read the rest of Ed Tait's article here!
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 07:23:06 PM »

Was an exciting player to watch, another clutch player who more times than not produced the big play when you needed one. Does he still have his seafood shop at the forks?
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 01:54:01 AM »

he was awesome
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