Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy

Player Profile

Hanford, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 310




One of the Bears' most improved players over the past three years, earning a football scholarship last season after arriving at Berkeley as a walk-on in 1999 ... after appearing in only one game in both 2000 and 2001, blossomed into full-time starter last fall ... developing into one of the leaders of the offensive line ... since the end of last season, work in the weight room has added 50 pounds to his squat ... 2002 ... started at right tackle in all 12 games for Cal, playing a vital role on a Bear offensive line that tied for the Pac-10 lead in fewest sacks allowed (25) and carved out enough holes for Joe Igber to become the school's first 1,000-yard rusher since 1993 ... an intelligent player who takes a technical approach to the game ... with a 3.50 grade-point average in political science, he was named to the 2002 Pac-10 All-Academic first team ... 2001 ... made one game appearance, coming off the bench in Game 2 vs. BYU at Memorial Stadium ... named to the Pac-10 All-Academic second team with a 3.50 GPA in political science ... 2000 ... saw limited time against Washington State for his only action of the year ... 1999 ... redshirted while working on scout teams.

High School/Personal: A three-year starter at Hanford HS ... earned first team West Yosemite League and second team All-Valley honors as a senior ... also lettered in volleyball and basketball as a prep ... as a political science major, he is considering law school after graduation ... has a sister, Elinor, who played water polo at UCLA ... parents are William and Susan Murphy ... born May 13, 1981 in Berkeley, CA.