Tribe football's Bill Murray signs free agent contract with Patriots

Posted at 8:57 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 20:57:17-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. ( - Former William & Mary All-America defensive tackle Bill Murray signed a free agent contract with the New England Patriots on Saturday evening.

Murray joins an impressive list of former Tribe standouts who have played in the NFL in recent years, as three former W&M players were on active rosters last season – DeAndre Houston-Carson (Chicago Bears), Luke Rhodes (Indianapolis Colts) and B.W. Webb (Cincinnati Bengals).

A first-team Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-America selection by Hero Sports, Murray posted an outstanding senior season in which he ranked first among all Division I players (FCS and FBS) with four blocked kicks.

A two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) selection, Murray, a team captain, also led W&M with 11.5 TFL and 6.0 sacks in 2019.

One of the best players in school history, Murray's career stats include 10 blocks, 19.0 sacks, 32.0 TFL, 143 tackles, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.