The Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League are well-known for having cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. on their roster. He is 1.80 m tall and 86 kg in weight. His football career and high school studies were both completed at Saguaro High School. He had 52 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior in high school and 88 receptions for 1,733 yards and 21 touchdowns on offense.
He participated in collegiate football for the Washington Huskies at the University of Washington. After spending his first year at Washington redshirting, he started six of the six games he played in in 2017 but missed seven due to injury. He had 16 tackles and three interceptions at the end of the season.
After making two interceptions in the 2018 Pac-12 Football Championship Game, he was named MVP. He declared for the 2019 NFL Draft in January 2019, forgoing the remaining two years of eligibility. The Arizona Cardinals selected Murphy with the 33rd overall pick in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
On November 2, 2020, the team put him on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and he was activated on November 11. He began the 2021 campaign as the Cardinals’ starting cornerback. He had two interceptions in Week 3 of the 2021 season, including a pick-six of 29 yards, which led to him being named NFC Defensive Player of the Week. He had 64 tackles and four interceptions by season’s end.
Is Byron Murphy Jr. Married?
Byron Murphy Jr. is not married and is not engaged to anyone.