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Archive for Friday, November 19, 2004

HINU frosh honored

November 19, 2004

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Defensive back Cory Murphy is the lone Haskell Indian Nations University football player to earn a first-team berth on the All-Central States Football League team.

Murphy, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound freshman, also was a first-team pick on the all-league specialty team.

Murphy, who hails from Norman, Okla., led the CSFL and ranked fifth in the NAIA with nine interceptions. He also ranked second in the league in punt returns and fifth in kickoff returns.

Last year, Murphy's older brother, Chad, was a CSFL first-team pick after leading the league in rushing. Chad Murphy, a sophomore, injured a knee in Haskell's opener and was lost for the remainder of the season.

Two other Haskell players earned second-team all-league berths -- tight end Jeff Emerich and offensive tackle Kelvin Starks. Emerich is a 6-3, 215-pound sophomore from Federal Way, Wash. Starks is a 6-1, 290-pound sophomore from Skiatook, Okla.

Haskell finished with a 2-4 record in the CSFL and 4-7 overall.

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