A strong safety out of West Liberty State, Mark Murphy was an unheralded 10th-round draft pick in 1980. He went on to establish himself as a consistent leader in the Green Bay Packers defensive secondary for 11 seasons (1980-85, 1987-91). He sat out the 1986 season with a stress fracture of the left foot.
Murphy ranks among the Packers career leaders in several defensive categories, including career tackles (926) and career unassisted tackles (687). In 1988 he led the defense in three major categories: unassisted tackles (86) interceptions (5) and fumble recoveries (4). He was voted Packers Rookie of the Year by Wisconsin Sports media in 1981 after replacing an injured Johnnie Gray in the starting lineup.
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