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James McMurchy
James McMurchy

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Clear Lake

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
11/21/1986

Experience:
3L

Major:
Humanities


TULANE: A three-year letterwinner who has played in 28 career games with one start... career numbers include 14 tackles (8 solo), including one stop for lost yardage and one pass breakup... enters fall camp as the backup at weak-side linebacker.

2008 (JUNIOR): Saw action in eight games and registered two tackles (one solo)...

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 games and notched three unassisted tackles... did not see action against SMU or Memphis...

2006 (FRESHMAN RS): Played in 10 games and earned his first collegiate start in the home opener against SMU... recorded two tackles against Houston, Mississippi State and Southern Miss... broke up a pass against the Cougars and had one stop for lost yardage against the Bulldogs... did not see action against Rice and UTEP...

2005 (FRESHMAN): Did not play; received a red-shirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first team all-district honors in 2003 and 2004 and was named outstanding linebacker of his high school team both years... a three-year letterman who served as team captain his senior season... as a senior, made 132 tackles, including 90 solo stops and eight tackles for loss... picked off one pass and broke up five others... credited with eight quarterback hurries, recovered a pair of fumbles and forced four... as a junior, tallied 89 tackles, 56 solo... Clear Lake advanced to the Class 5A semifinals in 2004 and finished with a 13-2 record... also lettered twice in baseball where he played catcher... qualified for the Academic Honor Roll.

PERSONAL: Major is sociology... born James Martin McMurchy on November 21, 1986, in Killeen, Texas... the son of Tara McMurchy and Randy McMurchy... a two-time member of Tulane's 3.0 Club (2007, 2009), and the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2007, 2009).

MCMURCHY'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
Year	G/GS	UT-AT-TT	TFL	Sacks	FF/FR	QH	PD	Int
2006	10/1	4-5-9	        1-1	0-0	0/0	0	1	0-0
2007	10/0	3-0-3	        0-0	0-0	0/0	0	0	0-0
2008	8/0	1-1-2	        0-0	0-0	0/0	0	1	0-0
Career	28/1	8-6-14      	1-1	0-0	0/0	0	1	0-0