Football Marc Murphy is a professional Australian Football League (AFL) player that plays for Carlton Blues and wears jersey number 3. He was born on July 19, 1987; weighs about 80kg and is about 1.9 metres tall. He plays in the midfield position and was a priority pick number 1 in the 2005 AFL national draft where he was picked by the Carlton Blues. Early Football Career Marc Murphy did his high school at Whitefriars College located in Donvale. He played for a number football clubs during his early years which include Beverly Hills Junior Football Club, and Doncaster Football Club prior to his playing the TAC Cup football with Oakleigh Chargers Football Club. He was also a representative of Vic Metro team during the AFL National U-18 Championships in 2005 where he won the Larke Medal as the Best Player of the tournament. His father John Murphy was also a prestigious footballer who played for Brisbane Lions and was listed in their Hall of Fame. Marc was eligible to join the Brisbane Lions under the Father-son rule but he decided to decline the offer and opt for the 2005 AFL national draft. Carlton Blues Football Club picked him in that draft as a priority pick number one. Professional AFL Career Marc Murphy made his debut into the AFL with the very first round of 2006 season where his outstanding performance made him to be nominated for the NAB AFL Rising Star Award. He eventually missed that award narrowly as a result of an injury he sustained towards the end of the season. However, his peers voted him for the AFLPA Best First Year Player Award. He had the highest number of assists for the season in his club in spite of playing only twelve full games. The 2007 season was quite a very challenging one for him. His form was still very intact but most opposing teams prepared players specially to ensure that he did not do much damage. He was unable to get an award at the end of that season, but his performance was above average. Marc had a good season by all standards in 2008. The return of an injured player Nick Stevens and the .ing of a new player Chris Judd helped him tremendously by taking a lot of work from him. Thus he had a lot of time and energy to do the runs he loved so much to do. He made amazing records during matches, some of which saw him helping Carlton Blues to win in very tight situations. At the end of the season, he came second in the Best and Fairest Awards for Carlton FC, where he got eleven votes in the Brownlow Medal. He went ahead to consolidate his achievements for previous season in the 2009 season by establishing himself as an astute goal scoring midfielder. He later revealed that he had set a personal goal of achieving at least one goal in every match. He finished the season as the second best in the Best and Fairest Award for that season. The 2010 season was indeed a memorable one for Marc and his entire family they were able to make history in the AFL. He played his 100th game this season and they made history in the AFL as the only father, son and grandson to play 100 games each in the AFL. His father and grandfather had all played in the AFL. His father John Murphy played about 275 games with Fitzroy, South Melbourne and North Melbourne clubs while his grandfather Leo Murphy played about 132 games for Hawthorn. He had it a little bit rough this season as a result of a hip surgery that made stay out of play for the first half of the year. He had a better performance during the second half of the year finishing third in the Best and Fairest Awards. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: