Jayme Murphy has overcome a lot to help his home state Hawkeyes. The Dubuque native walked on to become a special teams standout and has risen above personal tragedy to play a big role in Iowa's success this fall. HN.com columnist Rob Howe gives you a closer look at a man who does most of his work behind the scenes.
October 28, 2008
Iowa recorded its first in-state verbal commit when Julian Vandervelde announced he would grey-shir and join the team in January of 2007. Currently, Iowa has no offers out to in state prospects in the class of 2006. One prospect who will undoubtedly receive a strong look is Jayme Murhpy, who has been told his first three games will determine whether he is offered or not. With a visit set to another Big Ten school later this week, will Murphy's recruitment even last into the fall?
July 31, 2005
There were a good number of recruits that showed up for Nebraska's first full scrimmage of the spring. Because it was "Junior Day", some of the invited preps from the surrounding area and up into Minnesota converged on Lincoln to see what they could see. Iowa standout Jayme Murphy was one of them and he's looking at Nebraska with a much more enlightened view.
April 4, 2005
Nebraska continues to rack up the visitors for the coming weeks and another such prospect has been identified. This young man will be attending Nebraska's upcoming Junior Day along with several others and offers a local flavor to the recruiting process, not from Nebraska, but rather from a Midwestern neighbor.
March 30, 2005