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77 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Aidan Murray

In which BracketCat counts down the 77th day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of defensive tackle Aidan Murray.

Boston Stiverson has graduated and signed a free-agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys. His No. 77 will be inherited by defensive tackle Aidan Murray.
Boston Stiverson has graduated and signed a free-agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys. His No. 77 will be inherited by defensive tackle Aidan Murray.
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Yesterday was actually 77 days to kickoff, but since I had one last catch-up post to publish, I though this profile could wait a while longer. I will publish today's post a little later tonight.

#77 Aidan Murray
Redshirt Freshman
6-2 | 265
Salina, Kan.

Bio

Position: Defensive Tackle

Previous College: None

Projection: Scout Team

Status: Walk-On

Aidan Michael Murray (June 23, 1996) is a preferred walk-on defensive tackle who apparently sat out last season after graduating from high school in 2015. It will be credited to him as a redshirt season, not a deferred enrollment.

He played at Southeast Saline High School under head coach Mitch Gebhardt and helped the Trojans to earn a 36-11 record over his four years, including 10-2 records as a freshman and senior.

Murray, who earned first-team All-State honors on the defensive line as a junior and senior, led the state in sacks both seasons with 13 and 16, respectively. He subsequently was invited to play in the 2015 Kansas Shrine Bowl.

He also lettered three years in basketball and four years in track and field; was a state qualifier in the shot put three times; and was named to the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State team with a 4.0 GPA.

Murray's father, Mike, played football at Hutchinson Community College and also attended K-State. Watch Aidan Murray's high school highlights here.