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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: James Murray, OL, Holy Cross

What is your name? 

James (Jimmy) Murray

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’5 301

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

College of the Holy Cross

Where are you from? 

Evanston, IL

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Dad and my Mom. Both of them work incredibly hard in everything they do

Who was your favorite teacher?

Baozhang He. Chinese Language teacher

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball and baseball early in high school. Eventually stopped to focus on football entirely.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Terrance West, RB for Towson University at the time

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Although he’s pretty highly rated I still think our QB Peter Pujals is underrated as a whole. He can do some incredible things on the field and is a work horse off the field.

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life? 

Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why? 

Nick Easton, OG for the Minnesota Vikings. He is a small school guy who moves very well and has no problem moving positions along the Interior offensive line.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it? 

Coming in as a walk on and earning a scholarship after my sophomore season by starting the whole year at right guard

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Listening to Music

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Scoring as time expired to force Dartmouth into overtime this past season.

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

I’ve been a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for the past 5 years.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 

Chicago Bears

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose? 

Eddie Vedder, Will Ferrell, and Rob Gronkowski

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