Murphy fielded Olindo Mare's opening kickoff on the first hop at the Bucs' 5-yard and ran straight into the middle of the oncoming rush before following a key block by tight end Marco Battaglia and quickly cutting to the right. Murphy picked up a great block down the right sidelines with running back Aaron Stecker leading the way.
Murphy's 95-yard kickoff return to open the game was the Bucs' fifth kickoff return TD in the preseason. Tampa Bay's last kickoff return for a touchdown in the preseason was Yo Murphy's 93-yarder vs. New England on August 28, 1999.
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