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Murray Breaks Through In A Hurry

Posted: December 23, 2012 at 4:54 a.m.

Deandre Murray’s breakout moment came not on a explosive run, which the tailback had plenty of in his first season at Springdale High.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

DEANDRE MURRAY

Springdale High

CLASS: Junior

HEIGHT: 5-11

WEIGHT: 175

NOTABLE: Finished second in the 7A/6A-West Conference in rushing after gaining 1,443 yards and 17 touchdowns on 194 carries. ... Averaged an impressive 7.4 yards per carry and 144.3 yards per game. ... Broke the conference’s single-game rushing record when he gained 362 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries in a 41-40 win over Van Buren on Oct. 12. ... Showed his versatility, catching 11 passes for 145 yards and returned a punt 91 yards for a touchdown.

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