DeMarco Murray last played in the NFL in 2017. He recently has been involved in the media as he joined a group attempting to purchase the New York Mets. Murray played seven seasons in the NFL and had success during his career.
Now he’s interested in having ownership of a professional team. He made a decent amount of money during his playing career.
A look at DeMarco Murray’s NFL career
Murray had a successful career at the University of Oklahoma before becoming an NFL running back. He’s the all-time leader in touchdowns, all-purpose yards, receiving yards for a running back, and kickoff return average. The Dallas Cowboys selected him in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft. During his rookie season, he started as the third-string running back. He appeared in 13 games and started in seven during the 2011 season. That season he rushed 897 yards with two touchdowns. In Week 7, Murray had a breakout performance when he rushed for 253 yards and one touchdown. That broke Emmitt Smith’s single-game rushing record for a Cowboys running back. Murray turned in an impressive rookie season, and there were high hopes for the running back.
During his second season, he became the starting running back. He missed a few games throughout the season due to a sprained foot. He finished the 2012 season rushing for 663 yards and four touchdowns. Murray had a breakout season in 2014 leading the league in rushing attempts, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns. He finished the season with 1,845 yards with 13 touchdowns. Murray was named the Offensive Player of the Year for the 2014 season.
After spending four seasons in Dallas, Murray signed with the Philadelphia Eagles ahead of the 2015 season. He would spend only one season in Philadelphia and finished his career with the Tennessee Titans. In his first season with the Titans in 2016, he rushed for 1,287 yards and nine touchdowns. The next season, he suffered a knee injury and was forced to miss the final regular-season game. He announced his retirement from the league in 2018. Murray finished his career with 7,174 rushing yards and 49 touchdowns.
DeMarco Murray becoming a football coach
A month after Murray announced his retirement, he was added to Fox Sports as a college football commentator. In 2019 he joined the coaching staff at the University of Arizona and was the running backs coach. The team finished with a 4-8 record during the 2019 season. After one season at Arizona, Murray returned to his alma mater.
Murray is currently the running backs coach at Oklahoma, where he once starred on the football field. Last season Oklahoma finished with a 12-2 record and advanced to the College Football Playoffs, where they lost to eventual National Champions, LSU, in the semifinals. Oklahoma is grateful to have Murray back and serving as the running backs coach. He will provide a lot of insight into the players.
How much did Murray make during his NFL career?
With Murray a part of a group trying to buy the New York Mets, he must have a good amount of money. Throughout his seven seasons in the NFL, he made a total of $25,751,703, according to spotrac.com. Murray made the most of his money during his final three years in the NFL.
In his final two seasons with the Titans, Murray made the most money during his career. He made $13,050,000 with the Titans. It seems as though Murray has made smart decisions with his money, and if the group that he’s a part does end up purchasing the Mets, that will be a big-time move.