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Daniel Murray

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Iowa City, IA

High School:
Regina HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
PK

Birthdate:
09/28/1987

Hawk-Item - - Tied for 11th in points in a season with 89 in 2009 . . . ranks 13th in career scoring with 158 points.

2010 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten.

2010 preseason Honors - - Named to preseason Watch List for Lou Groza Award . . . 2010 - - did not see action in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois due to injury . . . did not see action in 35-7 win over Iowa State due to injury . . . did not see action in 34-27 loss at Arizona due to injury . . . did not see action in 45-0 win over Ball State . . . did not see action in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . did not see action in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . saw first action of season in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin, handling one kickoff . . . did not see action in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State . . . did not see action in 18-13 win at Indiana . . . did not see action in 21-17 loss at Northwestern . . . did not see action in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . did not see action in 27-24 loss at Minnesota . . . did not see action in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri.

2009 Honors - - Honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media . . . academic all-Big Ten for third year . . . third team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . ESPN.com Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Michigan.

2009 - - Handled all KO, PAT and field goal attempts throughout the season . . . scored 89 points, connecting on 19-26 field goals and 32-33 PATs, with a long field goal of 48 yards . . . handled all KO, PAT and field goal duties in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . converted 2-2 PATs and 1-2 field goals, connecting from 39 yards and missing wide right from 48 yards . . . averaged 60.8 yards on four KO, with one touchback . . . handled all KO and PAT attempts in 35-3 win at Iowa State, but had no field goal attempts . . . converted career-high five PATs at ISU . . . averaged 65.3 yards on six kickoffs, with one touchback . . . handled all KO, field goal and PAT attempts in 27-17 win over Arizona . . . made both field goal attempts, converting from 20 and 40 yards . . . made all three PAT attempts . . . averaged 65.3 yards on six kickoffs . . . matched career high with two made field goals . . . handled all KO, field goal and PAT attempts in 21-10 win at Penn State . . . connected on field goals of 41-yards in second period and 31-yards in fourth quarter . . . 41-yard field goal is season long . . . matched career-best two field goals in a game for sixth time . . . missed 42 yard attempt in second period . . . handled all KO, field goal and PAT attempts in 24-21 win over Arkansas State . . . converted 20-yard field goal in fourth quarter after missing from 28 yards earlier . . . averaged 60 yards on five KO's . . . handled all KO, field goal and PAT attempts in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . career-best three field goals in career-high four attempts in win over Michigan . . . made attempts from 28, 40 and 41 yards, while missing from 53 yards . . . made all three PAT attempts to extend consecutive streak to 31 . . . averaged 58.6 yards on seven KO's . . . handled all KO, field goal and PAT attempts in 20-10 win at Wisconsin . . . connected on 37-yard field goal in the first half vs. Badgers . . . added career-best 48-yard field goal in fourth quarter for final 20-10 margin . . . made both PAT attempts to extend consecutive streak to 33 . . . handled all KO and field goal attempts in 15-13 win at Michigan State . . . tied career-best by connecting on three field goals at MSU . . . converted 37-yard field goal in second period to tie score at 3-3 . . . booted 20-yard field goal early in fourth period to tie score aat 6-6 . . . booted 20-yard field goal with 2:56 remaining to give Iowa a 9-6 advantage . . . had no PAT attempts as Iowa did not kick PAT after game-winning touchdown . . . has made nine of last 10 field goal attempts in last four games, with only miss being a 53-yard attempt . . . handled all KO, field goal and PAT attempts in 42-24 win over Indiana . . . connected on all six PAT attempts vs. Indiana, and missed only field goal attempt (44 yards) . . . handled all KO field goal and PAT attempts in 17-10 loss to Northwestern . . . connected on 39-yard field goal in first period and missed from 46 yards in third period . . . handled all KO, field goal and PAT attempts in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State . . . connected on one of two field goals vs. OSU, a 32-yarder that gave Iowa a 3-0 advantage . . . handled all KO, field goal and PAT attempts in 12-0 win over Minnesota . . . made both field goal attempts vs. Gophers, connecting from 30 yards in first period and 45 yards in third period . . . only PAT attempt of the game was blocked, ending streak of 43 straight . . . handled all KO, field goal and PAT attempts in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech . . . connected on 33-yard field goal in third quarter in only attempt . . . connected on all three PAT kicks as well.

2008 honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2008 - - Made 6-9 field goals and 14-14 PATs during the season . . . ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 32 points . . . listed as first team place kicker following spring practice . . . saw action in 46-3 opening win over Maine . . . made all four kicks, including three PATs and a 44-yard field goal . . . also handled all kickoffs, averaging 66.7 yards on nine kicks . . . had four touchbacks and allowed opponent an average of 14.8 yards on five returns . . . saw action in 42-0 win over Florida International . . . made all three PAT attempts vs. FIU and had no field goal attempts . . . averaged 62.1 yards on seven KO vs. FIU . . . saw action in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . missed only field goal attempt (50 yards) and was 2-2 on PATs vs. ISU . . . averaged 62 yards on five kickoffs, with one touchback . . . handled all kickoff duties in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh, averaging 65.6 yards on six kicks, with one touchback . . . made only PAT attempt and missed only field goal attempt (35 yards) at Pitt . . . handled all kickoff duties in 22-17 loss to Northwestern . . . averaged 66.5 yards on four kicks, with one touchback . . . had no field goal or PAT attempts . . . handled all kickoff duties in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . averaged 69 yards on three kicks, with one touchback . . . had no field goal or PAT attempts . . . handled all kickoff duties in 45-9 win at Indiana . . . averaged 68 yards on eight kicks, with three touchbacks . . . also had a touchdown-saving tackle on a kickoff return . . . had no PAT or field goal attempts . . . handled all kickoff duties in 38-16 win over Wisconsin . . . averaged 62.7 yards on seven kicks, with one touchback . . . had no PAT or field goal attempts . . . handled all kickoff duties in 27-24 loss at Illinois . . . averaged 68 yards on six kicks, with three touchbacks . . . had no PAT or field goal attempts . . . handled all kickoff and field goal duties in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State . . . made only field goal attempt of the game, a 31-yard kick with one second remaining to give Iowa the win, his first field goal attempt since the fourth game of the season . . . also allowed Penn State 58 yards on four kick returns . . . handled all field goal and kickoff duties in 22-17 win over Purdue . . . connected on season-long 45-yard field goal in the third quarter and made only PAT attempt of the game . . . averaged 60.6 yards on five kickoffs, with one touchback . . . handled all field goal and kickoff duties in 55-0 win at Minnesota . . . matched career-best with two field goals at Minnesota, connecting from 35 and 29 yards to give Iowa an early 6-0 advantage . . . averaged 65.7 yards on 10 kickoffs, with one touchback and was also credited with one assisted tackle . . . handled all field goal, PAT and kickoff duties in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina . . . made 18-yard field goal vs. South Carolina after missing 45-yard attempt . . . was 4-4 on PAT attempts in bowl win and averaged 64.7 yards on six kickoffs, with no touchbacks.

2007 Honors - - Named to Freshman all-Big Ten team selected by The Sporting News . . . Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2007 - - Listed as co-first team kicker following spring practice . . .ranked second on the team in scoring with 37 points , hitting 7-10 field goal attempts and 16-18 PATs . . . saw action in opening win over Northern Illinois, averaging 57.5 yards on two kick-offs . . . had no field goal or PAT attempts . . . saw action on kickoffs in win over Syracuse, averaging 61.7 yards on six kicks, with one touchback . . . handled all kickoff duties in loss at Iowa State, averaging 63 yards on four kicks . . . handled all placement duties in loss at Wisconsin . . . connected on two of three field goals, having one attempt being blocked, and was successful on only PAT attempt . . . connected on 41-yard field in the first half to give Iowa a 3-0 advantage with his first career attempt . . . added a 37-yarder in the fourth period to cut deficit to 14-13 . . . averaged 57.2 yards on four kick-offs as well . . . 36-yard field goal attempt in the third period was blocked . . . saw action in loss to Indiana, making only PAT attempt and missing 25-yard field goal attempt . . . also averaged 64.5 yards on two kick-offs . . . saw action in loss at Penn State, making only PAT attempt and attempting no field goals . . . saw action in win over 18th-ranked Illinois, handling all PAT and field goal attempts . . . made 28-yard field goal to tie the score late in the second period and added PAT in third quarter in 10-6 win . . . connected on both field goal attempts in loss at Purdue, converting from 35 yards in the first period and 31 yards in the third period . . . saw action in double OT win over Michigan State, handling all PAT and field goal attempts . . . connected on 43-yard field goal in second period, a career-long at the time . . . gave Iowa a 20-17 advantage with career-best 47 yard field goal in the fourth period before missing from 40 yards . . . made all four PAT attempts in the game, including two in overtime periods . . . handled all PAT attempts in win at Northwestern, as Iowa had no field goal attempts . . . made all four PATs against Northwestern . . . handled all PAT attempts in win over Minnesota, as Iowa had no field goal attempts . . . made all three PATs against Minnesota . . . made one of three PAT attempts in loss to Western Michigan and had no field goal attempts.

2006 - - Redshirted after joining team as a walk-on.

High school honors - - Named to Elite all-state team as a senior . . . first team all-state as a junior and senior after earning second team all-state honors as a sophomore . . . named first team all-Area as a junior and senior . . . first team all-District for three straight seasons after earning honorable mention honors as a freshman . . . holds school record for longest field goal (52) yards and holds school record for career goals (115) in soccer . . . Career - - career totals include 18-28 field goals, 128-135 PATs . . . also scored five touchdowns and had seven interceptions on defense . . . converted 29-30 PATs and 6-9 field goals as a senior . . . four-year football letterman as kicker, punter, wide receiver and defensive back . . . also returned punts . . . earned four letters in soccer as midfielder and defender and also earned one letter in basketball.

Personal - - Born 9/28/87 . . . Mechanical Engineering major . . . earned academic all-district and academic all-state recognition . . . parents are Anne and Mike Murray . . . one of nine players from Iowa City on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Chuck Evans.

Career Bests
Field Goals:	3, twice, last at Michigan State, 10/24/09
FG Attempts:	4 vs. Michigan, 10/10/09
Long:	48 at Wisconsin, 10/17/09
PATs:	5 at Iowa State, 9/12/09
PAT Attempts:	5 at Iowa State, 9/12/09

Scoring		FGs	Lng	PATs	Points
Freshman	7-10	 47    16-18	 37
Sophomore	6-9	 45    14-14	 32
Junior	       19-26	 48    32-33	 89
Senior          0-0      --     0-0      0
Career         32-45	 48    62-65	158

FG 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-+ Total Blk Freshman 0-0 1-2 3-4 3-4 0-0 7-10 0 Sophomore 1-1 1-1 2-3 2-3 0-1 6-9 0 Junior 0-0 5-7 8-8 6-10 0-1 19-26 0 Senior 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 Career 1-1 7-10 13-15 11-17 0-2 32-45 0

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