Jake Murphy
Jake Murphy

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chicago Heights, Ill.

High School:
Marist

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 157

Birthdate:
06/20/1986



2007-08 (JUNIOR, 157)
Wrestled just seven matches in his junior campaign, posting a 6-1 record ... scored two falls and a major decision en route to third place at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/3) ... notched a 3-1 decision over Virginia's Danny Gonsor at the ACC/Big Ten Clash (11/17) ... underwent season-ending shoulder surgery after the ACC/Big Ten Clash.

2006-2007 (SOPHOMORE, 157)
Season record of 16-14 overall with a record of 3-4 in Big Ten duals ... shut out Kevin Wallraff of Minnesota State at the UNI Open (12/3) with a 16-0 technical fall ... undefeated at the Purdue Duals (12/17) by going 2-0, including an 18-3 technical fall over Cole Carlin of Carson-Newman ... pinned Make Lauer of Southern Oregon at the Reno Tournament of Champions (12/20) in a personal best time of 32 seconds ... placed seventh in the Big Ten Tournament (3/3-4) in a 3-1 decision over Rob Sulaver over Michigan, earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament ... went 2-2 in the NCAA Tournament (3/15-17) ... ranked second on the team in technical falls on the season with two, and fifth on the team in wins, takedowns and major decisions on the season with 16, 36 and four, respectively.

2005-2006 (FRESHMAN, 157)
Was 9-24 overall in his first season at 157 pounds, including 0-8 in Big Ten Duals ... went 2-2 at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/5), including a 10-2 major decision over Jonathan Brookins of Lindenwood and a fall in 3:16 over Erin Bullock of Bowling Green ... went 2-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/2-3), including a fall in 1:07 over Bryant Reams of NC State and a 10-2 major decision over Tanner Cowan of Utah Valley ... went 2-1 at the Purdue Duals (12/10), shutting out both Aric Furhman of Bloomsburg and Ryan Furniss of Eastern Michigan with a combined score of 11-0 ... went 0-2 at Big Ten Championships.

2004-2005 (REDSHIRT)
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner at Marist High School ... compiled a 42-1 record as a senior ... ended high school career as AA Illinois State Champion and High School All-American ... coached by Mark Gervais and Allen Freed.

PERSONAL
Born on June 20, 1986, in Chicago Heights, Ill. ... full name is Jacob Gerard Murphy ... son of Anthony and Madeline Murphy ... has two brothers, Tony and Mike ... enjoys rock climbing ... majoring in pre-pharmacy.