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December 12, 2022 | Football

Murphy will be able to show off his skills to more than 100 professional scouts.Murphy will be able to show off his skills to more than 100 professional scouts.

Receiver Jeremy Murphy heading to Texas for Gridiron Showcase

Concordia Stinger all-Canadian receiver Jeremy Murphy has accepted an invitation to the 9th annual College Gridiron Showcase (CGS) Jan. 7-11 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Murphy, 23, of St. Bruno, Que. was selected to participate by a panel of football experts, scouts and coaches based on his professional potential. The event is designed to give top draft-eligible talent exposure tomore than 100 NFL and CFL scouts.

He will be on tight schedule from the moment he arrives at the all-star event. His five days will be filled with interviews, team meetings, practices, a scrimmage and sessions with guest speakers.

Murphy will do NFL testing, team drills, 1-on-1s and have his measurements taken. He will also complete the NFL Wonderlic evaluation which provides scouts with information regarding a player’s decision making and problem-solving abilities.

CGS has invited many Canadian players over the years – both those competing at Canadian and American schools. University of Waterloo quarterback Tre Ford, the 2021 Hec Crighton winner, attended a year ago, as did University of Calgary receiver Jalen Philpot. Both were first round picks in the 2022 CFL draft.

Last season, Murphy was named to the U Sports first all-Canadian team. It was the wide receiver’s second national award. In 2019, he was named the U Sports Rookie of the Year.

In 2022, he had 29 receptions for 589 yards and two touchdowns in seven games. He averages 20.3 yards a catch which is tops in the Quebec conference. He also caught five passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the RSEQ semifinal game against the Laval Rouge et Or. 

The six-foot-two, 195-pound star comes out of the Champlain, St. Lambert, football program and studies Recreation and Leisure at Concordia.