07 Breakout Stars: DeMarco Murray

Depending on my mood this could be the first, last and only entry in this "07 Breakout Stars" series. I'm not even sure Murray will be a breakout star, but I want to write about him, dagnabbit.

Murray is a redshirt freshman tailback at Oklahoma who has been tearing up the practice field of late.

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Redshirt freshman DeMarco Murray played a starring role in his third straight scrimmage on Saturday, piling up 103 yards on only four carries in the Sooners' spring game. Murray scored on an 18-yard run on his first carry and later darted around defenders for a 68-yard gain that set up another touchdown.



Murray totaled 327 yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries in the three spring scrimmages, averaging a whopping 11.3 yards. He had at least one run 65 yards or longer in each outing.

Murray came to Oklahoma last year highly regarded but the presence of Adrian Peterson and some turf toe forced a redshirt. It's doubtful he can be an everydown back given his build and style (more of a speedy slasher than the traditional Oklahoma bruiser), but his spring performances have been a revalation. Be sure and peek at the video below, he has several highlights (wearing No. 7), particularly the run at 3:28.

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