Player of the Week: Murphy snags latest honor

Player of the Week: Murphy snags latest honor

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - If one wants to limit the embarrassment Jordan Murphy unleashes on the football field, all one has to do is keep quiet.

The Pascagoula defense learned this the hard way last week. And as a result, Murphy pulled in 10 catches for almost 300 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-14 Hattiesburg High victory.

"It was because they was doing a lot of talking," Murphy said. "I don't like when people keep running their mouth to me. So I told, every time we were in the huddle, I was like Ju (Julian Conner) can you please throw me the ball. Because I'm trying to embarrass this dude because he's steady talking to me. I don't like people doing that."

After this performance, it is only right we name Murphy this week Academy Sports ad outdoors player of the week.

Those who see Murphy perform on a day to day basis are not surprised at this latest achievement.

"I''m not," Tigers coach Tony Vance said. "I told somebody on the sideline Friday night. I see him make those type plays every day in practice. So I've gotten accustomed to seeing him make those type catches and those type plays. He was due for a big, breakout game. He had some other games early in the year that were really good games but I thought that was a really good breakout game for him."

Murphy, who has verbally committed to Tennessee, has been showing off his SEC talent all year long. His relationship with quarterback Julian Conner is a major key.

"I've been knowing Ju since like elementary," Murphy said. "We've been growing up since then. We've been playing football on the same team since then. But now our connection has gotten better since we're in high school together."

Murphy is just one piece to a Tigers offensive puzzle that is putting up 47 points per game.

"That's one thing we've been fortunate to be this year," Vance said. "Pretty balanced and a lot of credit goes to our quarterback for putting the ball where it needed to be and the offensive line and running backs for giving him time do that. So you know, hats off to those guys as well."

With three games left in the regular season, it is clear if defense keep talking Murphy will keep balling.

"I like to thank my coaches and the offensive line," Murphy said upon winning the award. "I thank the offensive line for giving Ju enough time for him to be able to throw the ball and the running backs for blocking too."