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77 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: Aidan Murray

In which BracketCat counts down the 77th day until the 2017 kickoff with a profile of defensive tackle Aidan Murray.

#77 Damion McIntosh
Seeing a big old guy like Aidan Murray out there sacking fools while wearing No. 77 really would conjure up some old memories of such K-State greats as Damion McIntosh.

#77 Aidan Murray

Redshirt Sophomore | 6-1 | 255 lbs. | Salina, Kansas
Aidan Murray
Aidan Murray
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Scout Team
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Aidan Michael Murray (b. June 23, 1996) is a preferred walk-on defensive tackle who apparently sat out the 2015 season after graduating from high school that year. It will be credited to him as a redshirt, not a deferred enrollment. He did not play in 2016.

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 after earning a 4.0 grade-point average.

Murray’s father, Mike, played football at Hutchinson Community College and both of his parents also attended K-State.