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#17 Ismael Murphy-Richardson
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Goodyear, Ariz.
High School: Desert Edge
Experience: Redshirt


  • Sensational athlete who will played both wideout and linebacker in high school. 

  • Will compete for snaps at linebacker this fall. 

Freshman (2014):

  • Redshirted his freshman season

High School:

  • Listed by as the No. 21 linebacker recruit in the country, rated by as the No. 45 outside linebacker prospect in the nation, also ranked by as the No. 65 overall prospect in the west region and the No. 11 outside linebacker in the region, rated by ESPN as the No. 60 outside linebacker recruit in the county. Also listed by 24-7 Sports as the No. 48 outside linebacker recruit in the nation and the No. 11 overall prospect in the state of Arizona. 

  • Earned All-West Region honors by PrepStar after his senior season. Also earned First-Team Arizona All-State Division III honors by the Arizona Republic after his senior season in which he recorded 61 tackles (20 TFL) with one sack as well as three interceptions and two fumble recoveries returned for touchdowns as a senior. 

  • In 2012, totaled 59 tackles, 6.5 sacks and two interception as a junior. Also added 32 receptions for 747 yards and 11 touchdowns. 

  • Chose ASU over reported scholarship offers from other Pac-12 programs as well as from Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas A&M. 

  • Coached by Rich Wellbrock at Desert Edge High School. 
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