James Murphy

Bio

Full name: James Jessie Murphy

Born: Oct. 10, 1959 in Deland, FL (63 years old)

Last Season (1990) Vitals:
  • Player classification: Import
  • Height: 5′ 10″
  • Weight: 177 lbs
  • Position: WR
  • Jersey: #21
Amateur Programs
  • Utah State
  • DeLand HS (DeLand, FL)
8 Season Career

Active years: 1983–1990
Active teams (1):

  • WPG 1983–1990

123 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 121 regular season games
  • 2 Grey Cup appearances (2 championship wins)
2 Grey Cup Appearances
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
8 seasons
(Rank: T946th,
91st percentile,
8 CFL seasons)
1 team 121
(Rank: T791st,
93rd percentile,
121 CFL games)
0 2
1983 WPG WR 21 14 -- 0
1984 WPG WR 21 16 -- 1
1985 WPG WR 21 12 -- 0
1986 WPG WR 21 18 -- 0
1987 WPG WR 21 16 -- 0
1988 WPG WR 21 16 -- 1
1989 WPG WR 21 17 -- 0
1990 WPG WR 21 12 -- 0
James Murphy Records Held and Approached

CategoryRankValueTeamSeasonGameLeague Record Held Span OR
Regular Season
Receiving Yards – Game 44th 229 yards WPG 1988 WPG 35 @ HAM 29
 
Grey Cup
Longest Reception – Play -- 71 yards WPG 1988 BC 21 vs WPG 22
Receiving Yards – Game 5th 165 yards WPG 1988 BC 21 vs WPG 22
Weekly
1987
  • Offensive Star Week 10 (WPG)
1988
  • Offensive Star Week 13 (WPG)
  • Offensive Star Week 14 (WPG)
  • 1986 Winner (WPG) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1988 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1988 Winner (WPG) Grey Cup Most Valuable Offensive Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

James Murphy was inducted into the Player wing in 2000 (Canadian Football Hall of Fame profile).

Winnipeg Blue Bombers WFC Hall of Fame

James Murphy was inducted into the Player wing in 1995.

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

James Murphy was inducted into the Player wing in 2009.

  • 1997 Receivers (WPG)
  • 1998 Receivers (WPG)