Rico
Murray
#3 Defensive Back
Rico
Murray
#3 Defensive Back
Height 5'11
Weight 203 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1987-08-21 (31)
Born Cincinnati, OH
School Kent State
INT / NAT INT
Defensive Tackles 55
Special Teams Tackles 3
Interceptions 5
Sacks 0

Rico Murray is a Linebacker currently playing for the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

ACQUIRED:

Signed as a free agent on July 6, 2013.

CAREER:

2016: Started 12 regular season games, twice at defensive back and 10 times at linebacker for the Tiger-Cats…Registered 38 defensive tackles, two tackles for loss, one interception, two pass knock downs and one quarterback sack…Missed the final five regular season games and Eastern Semi-Final due to injury.

2015: Appeared in nine regular season games, making eight starts, in his third season with the Tiger-Cats…Registered 32 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception and six pass knock downs…Missed the first-three games of the season and eight games total due to injury. Playoffs: Started both of the Ticats playoff games, registering seven defensive tackles and one pass knock down.

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 Tiger-Cats 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 the 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…Released by the team following training camp on September 3.

2010: Released by the Cincinnati Bengals following training camp on September 4…Re-signed to the team’s practice roster on October 29…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 an 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…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.

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

College: 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.

Personal: Born on August 21, 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.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2013
HAM 14 52 4 2 2 0 1
2014
HAM 15 59 4 0 5 1 3
2015
HAM 9 31 3 0 1 0 0
2016
HAM 12 38 0 1 1 0 0
2017
TOR 18 55 1 1 1 1 1
2018
OTT 18 55 3 0 5 0 1
Total
86 290 15 4 15 2 6

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-21
2 SSK 3 0 0 1 0 0
06-28
3 CGY 2 0 0 1 0 0
07-06
4 MTL 3 0 0 0 0 0
07-12
5 CGY 7 0 0 0 0 0
07-20
6 BC 2 0 0 0 0 0
07-28
7 HAM 4 0 0 0 0 0
08-02
8 TOR 3 0 0 1 0 0
08-11
9 MTL 1 1 0 0 0 0
08-17
10 WPG 1 0 0 0 0 0
08-31
12 MTL 5 0 0 0 0 0
09-07
13 BC 1 0 0 0 0 0
09-15
14 SSK 1 1 0 0 0 0
09-22
15 EDM 2 0 0 1 0 0
10-05
17 WPG 3 0 0 0 0 0
10-13
18 EDM 6 1 0 0 0 0
10-19
19 HAM 7 0 0 0 0 1
10-27
20 HAM 3 0 0 0 0 0
11-02
21 TOR 1 0 0 1 0 0
11-18
23 HAM 6 0 0 0 0 0
11-25
24 CGY 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total
65 3 0 5 0 1