Byron Murphy II
HISTORY — From College Profile
Played in 13 games with one start … totaled 26 tackles (nine solo), three tackles for loss, one sack and two quarterback hurries ... recorded two tackles (one solo) in a season-opening victory over ULM … had two tackles (one solo) against Alabama … registered two tackles and half a tackle for loss versus UTSA … made a career-high five tackles and four solo tackles in a start at Texas Tech … tallied three tackles (one solo) with one tackle for loss against West Virginia … recorded one sack for a seven-yard loss in a shutout victory over Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown … registered three tackles and half a tackle for loss at Oklahoma State … had one tackle against TCU … registered three tackles (one solo tackle) at Kansas … made one tackle versus Baylor ... had three tackles and a career-high two quarterback hurries in the Alamo Bowl against Washington.
Named honorable mention Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year … played in all 12 games with one start … registered 15 tackles (10 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks … made his debut in the season-opening win over Louisiana … tallied his first two career tackles at Arkansas … had two tackles (one solo) and a sack for a 5-yard loss against Rice … collected two tackles (one solo) versus Texas Tech … recorded two tackles (one solo) and a tackle for loss at TCU … posted a career-high three solo tackles at Baylor … notched three tackles (one solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack at Iowa State … made one tackle versus Kansas.
An all-state and two-time all-district honoree and four-year varsity letterman ... ranked as the No. 20 defensive tackle and No. 44 player in the state of Texas by 247Sports ... the No. 27 defensive tackle and No. 48 player in the state, per Rivals ... slotted at No. 33 among his position and No. 75 in the state of Texas by ESPN ... ranked the No. 2 defensive tackle and No. 36 overall in the state by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football ... rated No. 19 in the Dallas Morning News Area Top 100 ... a PrepStar All-Midlands Region selection ... selected to the Texas MaxPreps All-State first team in 2020 ... chosen first-team All-District 11-6A ... compiled 79 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, 14 pressures, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble as a senior ... recorded at least five tackles in 11 games and at least eight tackles in five games ... part of a defense that posted two shutouts and five games of seven points or fewer ... tallied six tackles including three tackles for loss against Waxahachie ... notched eight tackles, two sacks and three pressures against Trinity Christian ... posted 10 tackles including five tackles for loss and four sacks in the playoffs against Shoemaker ... gathered nine tackles, including six for a loss, four sacks and six pressures in the playoffs against Spring ... helped DeSoto to an 10-2 overall record, including a 5-1 district mark, and an appearance in the 6A Division 1 quarterfinals in 2020 ... selected first-team 6A All-State by the Associated Press and honorable mention by the Texas Sports Writers Association in 2019 ... tabbed a unanimous first-team All-District 7-6A selection ... recorded 98 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, eight sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumbles recoveries, including one for a touchdown, as a junior ... registered six games with at least five tackles and three with at least 13 ... opened the season with 14 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one recovered fumble that he returned 25 yards for a touchdown against Permian ... logged 13 tackles, one tackle for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery against Mansfield Summit ... in his next game, gathered 14 tackles, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble against South Grand Prairie ... helped DeSoto to a 9-3 overall record, including a 5-2 district mark, and an appearance in the 6A Division 1 area playoffs in 2019 ... collected 37 tackles, nine tackles for loss and one sack as a sophomore ... posted six games with at least three tackles and two with six tackles ... registered three tackles for loss against Mansfield ... helped DeSoto to a 9-3 overall record, including a 5-2 district mark, and an appearance in the 6A Division 1 area playoffs in 2018 ... played for head coach Claude Mathis.
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