|UPDATED: Murrell Gives It Another Try|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Wednesday, 20 June 2012 12:39|
Defensive end/linebacker Marques Murrill, who was a star player at Appalachian State University, is a pretty determined guy. Murrell, who was placed on waivers by the New England Patriots last season, is back at again. Only
this time, he's taken his talents north of the border. Murrell is currently a member of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He had two tackles in a preseason game against the Toronto Argonauts Tuesday night. Murrell was a two-time first team All-American performer at ASU, finishing his career with 36 sacks and a school-record 18 forced fumbles. Murrell had 13 sacks in both his junior and senior seasons, fueling the Mountaineers to a pair of consecutive Division I-AA National Championships in 2005 and 2006. In the 2005 title game he forced a fumble that was returned by Jason Hunter for the winning touchdown in a 21–16 victory over University of Northern Iowa.
Professionally, Murrell was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on May 14, 2007, following the 2007 NFL Draft. He was waived by the Eagles during final cuts on September 1, 2007, and was re-signed to the team's practice squad two days later.
NOTES: Also defensive back Ed Gainey, who was suspended by head coach Jerry Moore of the Mountaineers last season for unspecified reasons, will join Murrell as a member of the Alouettes after making the team. Gainey, from Mount Tabor High in Winston-Salem, N.C., was a second-team All-Southern Conference selection on defense in 2009; he was named to the SoCon All-Freshman squad in 2008.
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