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  Shane Murray
Shane Murray

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Pittsburgh Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230

Position:
LB

2009 Scouting Report: Seeking a return to healthy form after missing all but one game last year due to a knee injury...starter at Will linebacker in 2007...could contribute at middle linebacker as well this year...ranks among Pitt's toughest and smartest defenders.

2008: Was limited to one game (Syracuse) due to a preseason right knee injury that eventually resulted in surgery...saw action on only one series against the Orange.

2007: Starter at Will LB in each game...team's second-leading tackler with 60 stops...tied for Big East lead with 0.25 forced fumbles/game (tied for 28th nationally)...had three total forced fumbles...had four TFLs and three sacks...had a seven-yard sack vs. USF, forcing a fumble that halted a Bulls drive that reached the Pitt 11...had four tackles at Rutgers, including a nine-yard sack during which he forced a fumble that Pitt recovered...had career-high 10 stops vs. Navy...had seven stops vs. Michigan State, UConn and Cincinnati...had four tackles and his first career sack vs. Syracuse...keyed Cincinnati win with a forced fumble that teammate Kennard Cox recovered at Pitt's 39, setting the stage for the Panthers' game-winning TD drive in the fourth quarter...made first career start in opener vs. Eastern Michigan.

2006: Lettered in his first active season, playing in 11 games...worked at both safety positions and as a dime back...also saw special teams duty...had five tackles on the year, including a season-high two stops at Connecticut.

2005: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Dual-threat quarterback who led Pittsburgh Central Catholic to a 29-2 record (.935) over his final two seasons...directed the Vikings to a 16-0 mark and the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAAA championships as a senior...the Vikings were ranked No. 6 in the country by USA Today...threw for 1,485 yards and 20 touchdowns, while running for 476 yards and four TDs...as a starter at free safety, had five interceptions and two fumble recoveries...as a junior, team went 13-2, won the WPIAL title and finished as the state runner-up...Murray passed for 1,308 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 630 yards and seven TDs that year...defensive selection on The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA All-State Team (first team)...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...All-Quad East honoree on offense and defense...KDKA Extra Effort Award recipient... rated the No. 27 prospect in Pennsylvania by Scout.com and the state's No. 40 prospect by Rivals.com...played under Coach Art Walker Jr....selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...also lettered in track and field.

Personal: Shane Dorn Murray, born 6/15/87, is the son of John Murray and Emelyn Kelly...has two sisters and one brother...communications major.