USF Spring Q&A with RB Demetris Murray

Running back Demetris Murray is one of a host of USF redshirt freshmen that are looking to make an impact with the Bulls in 2009. USFN spoke to him about how his first spring has been going, and what changes he's made. Read on to see what he's saying. Only on

Demetris Murray Profile


USFN: How's your first day of spring as a Bull going so far?

Murray: Spring is going great. After winter conditioning, it feels great to be out on the field again. There's a lot to absorb and I've been working hard training, learning and things like that.


USFN: What's the hardest thing being out here for you?

Murray: I know the plays; it's the things to do after the plays. I'm so used to just walking back to the huddle, but there is a lot more than that. There are ten other guys that you have to worry about and follow the play.


USFN: What's the biggest change you've made in yourself since arriving on campus?

Murray: I lost a lot of weight and dropped my weight down so I can compete at a higher level. I got stronger in the offseason and did a lot of running.


USFN: What is your current height and weight this spring?

Murray: Right now I'm about 5'11 and weighing 195 pounds. I came in about 212-215 pounds.


USFN: How much stronger have you gotten?

Murray: I've gotten a heck of a lot stronger, and I probably went up about 15 pounds in everything.


USFN: What's it like being out here this spring compared to your first summer?

Murray:  When I first got here there was a whole lot that I had to learn and had to follow, but now that I got that first year under my belt, I've learned so much. I redshirted my first year and that was tough at first for me, but after doing it and thinking about it, I'm really glad that I did.  


USFN: What other backs are you learning from the most?

Murray: All of them help me out a lot. We're a very tight knit group and if somebody does something wrong, we're sure to jump on them and tell him what they did wrong and how to do it better. Any one of them we'll help out.


USFN: How do you like the extra reps you're getting with a small amount of backs?

Murray: It's tough but I like the extra reps.  It's a lot different from the summer. Less time to get your breathers, and if a man goes down then that's even more running just for you.


USFN: What do you want to accomplish this spring?

Murray: I just want to get better, and compete. Get a little better every day out here.


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