Byron Murphy Earns Pro Football Focus Pac-12 Conference Player Of The Year Award

Washington Huskies sophomore cornerback Byron Murphy continues his impressive season by earning another accolade.

Pro Football focused announced their selections for Conference Players of the Year and Murphy was their pick for the Pac-12 Conference.

Recently, Murphy was named the MVP of the Pac-12 Championship game for his game changing interception and stellar play.

He was also selected to the All-Pac-12 Defense First Team and was a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award given to the nation’s top defensive player.

Per Pro Football Focus Press Release…..


Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

There need be only one statistic to showcase the influence that Byron Murphy had on not only his team but also the entire conference this season. In the Pac-12 Championship, Washington and Utah combined for just 13 points and a single touchdown. That touchdown was scored by Murphy on a pick-6 as he also grabbed another interception and limited quarterbacks to a 47.1 passer rating on throws into his coverage this season. His 18 total plays on the ball this year included four interceptions (all four over his last four games) and 14 additional pass breakups. On the season, he forced an incompletion on 28.3% of all targeted passes coming his way proving almost impossible to throw on for much success against some of the nation’s most talented signal-callers in the Pac-12.