Class 5A Mr. Football: Jordan Murphy
Position: Wide Receiver
Sparked the Tigers to a 10-4 record and the Class 5A quarterfinals… Three-year letterman and two-year starter at receiver who also made an impact in 2016 as a free safety in key situations… Caught 78 passes for 1,695 yards and scored 22 touchdowns as a senior. Had 50 receptions for 844 yards and 11 TDs as a junior… Selected for the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Classic… Verbally committed to the University of Tennessee.
Hattiesburg coach Tony Vance says:
“Each and every night, whether it was double coverage or even triple coverage, Jordan made plays. It wasn’t just the deep ball, either. There were a number of times where he caught a short pass then broke several tackles. He also was an underrated blocker. Other than Jordan’s numbers, it’s also his body of accomplishments and how hard he has worked to put himself in this position to be Mr. Football. He has great character. On and off the field, he is an all-around great kid.”