Murray gets academic, athletic honors


Senior quarterback Aaron Murray was named the 2013 Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Murray was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America first team, and he was also one of 16 players nationwide who earned one of the prestigious National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards. The Tampa, Fla., native graduated in 2011 with a degree in psychology after posting a GPA of 3.3 and then recorded a 4.0 in his first semester of his psychology doctorate program. The three-time First Team Academic All-District selection was a member of the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, and he was named one of 12 finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy, which honors the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement. Murray set four SEC career records in his final season as a Bulldog, including touchdown passes, total offense, passing yards and completions. The 2013 SEC football individual awards were voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own players.