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Rico Murray
Rico Murray
Rico Murray
Height: 5.11Born: Cincinnati, OH
Weight: 200College: Kent State
Birthdate: 1987-08-21Years: 2 HAM / 2 CFL
Status: International 
Player Info

Signed as a free agent on July 6, 2013.

2014: Started 15 regular season games in his second season with the Tiger-Cats…registered 63 defensive tackles, four special teams tackles, four tackles for a loss, two fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, four pass knockdowns and tied for second in the CFL with five interceptions…scored his first career touchdown on a 42-yard interception return at Montreal on September 7…named an East Division All-Star. Playoffs: Started both of the Ticats playoff games, including the 102nd Grey cup vs. Calgary…registered 11 defensive tackles.

2013: Played 14 regular games, starting in 13, with the Tiger-Cats after signing as a free agent on July 6…finished second on the team in defensive tackles with 53…also had four special teams tackles, two quarterback sacks, two interceptions, five pass knockdowns, and a forced fumble as a rookie…made seven defensive tackles in his CFL debut at Saskatchewan on July 21. Playoffs: Started all three of the Tiger-Cats playoff games, including the 101st Grey Cup vs. Saskatchewan…recorded 12 defensive tackles and three special teams tackles in the playoffs.   

2012: Re-signed by the Cincinnati Bengals on January 9…was released by team on  April 12…signed as a free agent by the Edmonton Eskimos on June 4…placed on injured list on June 24…was released by the team on July 10.

2011: Activated by the Cincinnati Bengals from the reserve/injury list on February 9…was released by the team following training camp on September 3. 

2010: Released by the Cincinnati Bengals following training camp on September 4….was re-signed to the team’s practice roster on October 29…was released by the Bengals on November 9…re-signed to the team’s practice roster on November 10…signed to Cincinnati’s active roster from the practice squad on November 13…placed on the reserve/injury list after suffering a ankle injury…made 13 defensive tackles in four games.

2009: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals on April 30…was released by the team following training camp on September 5….re-signed to the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad on September 23…signed to the Bengals active roster on December 12…made one tackle in four games with Cincinnati

Played 47 games in four seasons (2005-08) at Kent State…registered a total of 218 defensive tackles (125 solo, 93 assisted), 18 pass breakups, four interceptions, three fumbles forced and two fumble recoveries with the Golden Flashes…had 72 defensive tackles (47 solo, 27 assisted) and led team with seven pass breakups as a senior…added two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and an interception in 2008…was named team captain 

Born on August 27, 1987 in Cincinnati, Ohio…attended Moeller High School, where he was honoured as All-Greater Catholic selection as a junior and senior...was a Physical education major at Kent State.



  Tackles Interceptions Fumble Recoveries
Team TKL STT Sacks Ints YDS LG TD Fumb YDS LG TD
MURRAY, R 2013 HAM 53 4 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0
MURRAY, R 2014 HAM 63 4 5 103 42 1 2 0 0 0
Career Total 116 8 2 7 109 42 1 2 0 0 0
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