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NYQWAN MURRAY - Football - Florida State Seminoles

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Played in 41 games with 18 starts and finished with 127 receptions for 1,854 yards and 12 touchdowns…ranked 17th on FSU’s all-time career lists for receptions and receiving yards…catches per game average of 3.10 ranked 15th in program history…ended career with streak of 30 straight games played with at least one reception.


Appeared in all 12 games with eight starts…led team with 54 receptions for team-high-tying 744 yards and three touchdowns…third-team All-ACC selection…average of 4.5 receptions per game ranked seventh in ACC…tied career high with two touchdown receptions, including game-winning 58-yard catch with 1:13 remaining, in 28-24 victory at Louisville…caught six passes for 114 yards and gained nine yards on three rushes at Cardinals…made season-high eight catches for season-best 131 yards and one touchdown in 38-17 win vs. Wake Forest…opened season with five catches for 52 yards vs. No. 20 Virginia Tech…made six receptions for 63 yards and caught two-point conversion in 36-26 win vs. Samford…caught three passes for 31 yards at Syracuse…made five catches for 85 yards in 37-19 win vs. Northern Illinois…totaled 11 yards on two catches at No. 17 Miami…made five receptions for 49 yards vs. No. 2 Clemson…caught two passes for 35 yards at North Carolina State…made six receptions for 79 yards at No. 3 Notre Dame…caught three passes for 59 yards in 22-21 victory vs. No. 22 Boston College…ended season with 35 yards on three receptions vs. No. 13 Florida.


Followed a strong end of 2016 to lead all Seminole receivers with 604 yards and tied a team best with 40 receptions, also securing four touchdowns…appeared in 12 games, starting eight…..hauled in season-high five catches for 81 yards at Duke…followed that up with four catches, 95 yards and his first touchdown of the season against Louisville…notched his first 100-yard performance at Boston College, tallying 102 yards on three catches…finished the season scoring three touchdowns in his last five appearances.


Showed steady improvement throughout the season, culminating with his sensational two-touchdown, 104-yard performance versus No. 6 Michigan in the 2016 Orange Bowl in just his second career start…caught the game-winning, 12-yard touchdown pass from Deondre Francois with 36 seconds remaining to give the Seminoles a 33-32 victory over the Wolverines…also had a spectacular 92-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the first quarter – the longest reception in Orange Bowl history and FSU bowl history as well as the Seminoles’ longest play of the season and sixth-longest catch in school history…finished the season with 27 catches for 441 yards (16.3 ypc) and five touchdowns…ranked second on the team in yards per catch and 11th overall in the ACC…ranked third on the team in receiving yards and touchdown catches and ranked fifth in receptions…found most of his success over the season’s final six games, totaling 22 receptions for 395 yards (18.0 ypc) and five scores while tallying his first two 100-yard games of his career down the home stretch…had six catches for 96 yards and his first career touchdown against No. 3 Clemson…followed that effort with career highs in catches (nine) and yards (153) the following week at NC State en route to ACC Receiver of the Week honors…made two receptions for four yards and a touchdown versus Boston College and tallied a pair of receptions for 37 yards and a score at Syracuse…had one reception versus No. 13 Florida before his game-breaking performance in the Orange Bowl…first career start came in Week 2 in the home-opener against Charleston Southern…made three receptions for 31 yards against CSU…had one catch against both Ole Miss and Louisville.


Played in four games including the Peach Bowl vs. Houston…finished his freshman season with six receptions for 65 yards…flashed electric play-making ability…made his collegiate debut at home against Syracuse finishing the game with two catches for six yards…notched his first career reception against the Orange – a seven-yard pass from J.J. Cosentino in the fourth quarter…recorded a career-high four catches for 59 yards against Chattanooga including a long of 32 yards in the fourth quarter from Everett Golson…also contributed on special teams for the Seminoles in his first season…tallied three punt returns for 11 yards including a season-long eight-yard return against the Mocs…finished with two punt returns for six yards in the win over UTC.


Three-star receiver rated as one of the top 100 players in Florida in the 2015 class…rated the country’s 76th-best wide receiver and No. 17 wide receiver in Florida by Scout…ranked the No. 65 wide receiver and No. 77 overall player in Florida by ESPN…ranked the No. 101 wide receiver overall and No. 98 player in Florida by 247Sports…listed as the No. 97 overall player in Florida by Rivals…tallied 75 receptions for 1,355 yards and 16 TDs as a senior while averaging 18 yards per catch…helped Oak Ridge win its first district title in 37 years by catching 10 passes for 271 yards and two TDs in a win over East River…as a junior in 2013, posted 88 catches for 1,523 yards and 19 touchdowns…ranked the No. 8 player in the Sentinel’s 2015 Central Florida Super60 and the No. 49 player in the Sentinel’s 2015 Florida Top 100…selected FSU over South Carolina, Duke and UCF among other offers…born July 28, 1997…majoring in social science.