November 3, 2008

Murray recognized as Army All-American

The U.S. Army All-American ceremony for Rivals100 quarterback Aaron Murray went extremely well, but it was not quite perfect for the Tampa (FL) Plant student-athlete. Murray recently had surgery after breaking his fibula in a game against Hillsborough, so he was on crutches being honored. If he would have been 100 percent healthy, then things would have been perfect.

"It was hard trying to put my jersey on while on crutches," said a laughing Murray. "Everything really went great though. We had a pep rally on our football field, they called me and Orson Charles (Murray's teammate and fellow 2009 Army All-American) to mid field to get our jerseys, they talked about the event, and it was a really special event."

The 6-foot-1, 205 pound signal caller would love to be healthy and still playing football this fall, but he did not let the injury dampen the celebration.

"Me being hurt took nothing away from the event at all. It was still great and I was still a part of something special. I have been turning this game on every January on NBC to watch some of the best players in the country play against each other, so being selected for this was a big honor."

Murray has already committed to the University of Georgia and he chose the Bulldogs over 54 other scholarship offers. He made a tough choice in recruiting and he made another choice when it came to the Army All-American Bowl.

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