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Rob Murphy
№: 56     Toronto Argonauts
Date of birth: January 18, 1977 (1977-01-18) (age 32)
Place of birth: Buffalo, New York
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: Import
Position(s): LT
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 310 lb (140 kg)
Jersey №: 56
College: Ohio State
High school: Moeller High School
NFL Draft: 1999 / Undrafted
 As player:
Kansas City Chiefs
Frankfurt Galaxy
Chicago Enforcers
Indianapolis Colts
San Francisco 49ers
BC Lions
Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 2006, 2007
Playing stats at
Playing stats at

Robert Donald Murphy[1] (born January 18, 1977, in Buffalo, New York) is a professional gridiron football offensive lineman currently playing for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was originally signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2000. He played college football at Ohio State.

Murphy has also played for the Frankfurt Galaxy, Chicago Enforcers, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers and BC Lions.


Early years

Murphy was a starter throughout his three seasons for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He participated in the 1997 Rose Bowl and the 1998 Sugar Bowl and was a 2-time All-American in 1997 and 1998 as well as earning All-Big Ten Conference honours.

Professional career

Murphy went undrafted but signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in 1999, was picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs, and played with the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe in 2000, starting all ten Galaxy games.

Murphy was drafted 184th overall[2] by the Chicago Enforcers in the 2001 XFL Draft and started 11 games including their playoff game.

From 2002 to 2005, he played 26 National Football League games including 10 games with the Indianapolis Colts in 2002 and 15 with the San Francisco 49ers in 2004.


Canadian Football League

The BC Lions signed Murphy as a free agent prior to the 2006 CFL season and made an immediate impact winning the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award, was selected to the CFL All-Star team, and helped the Lions win the 94th Grey Cup; all in his first CFL season. With such success, Murphy was able to renegotiate a significant salary increase for the option year on his contract.[3]

Murphy continued his success in the 2007 CFL season. He was again named the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman and selected for the CFL All-Star team. He was named Gladiator of the Game during Friday Night Football against Edmonton Eskimos and, at the conclusion of the season, named a 2007 Walby Warrior.[4]

He became a free agent on February 16, 2009, and the Argonauts signed him the same day for a two-year deal worth $390,000 plus incentives.[5][6]

Personal life

Murphy and his wife, Amy, live in Florida in the off-season and are the parents of triplets (two boys and a girl) born July 1, 2008.[7]


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