Cougar Snapshots: Jake Murphy
Jake Murphy
Jake Murphy
TBS Managing Editor
Posted Oct 23, 2007


American Fork High School star Jake Murphy has followed up his junior with an impressive senior season so far. TBS high school photographer Rick Marbury was on hand to capture Murphy in action during the American Fork vs. Pleasant Grove football game.

Jake Murphy

Jumping Jake Murphy

In hot pursuit, Murphy jumps over the opponent after being tackled by a teammate. At 6 feet 5 inches and 220 pounds, Murphy is an imposing force on defense.

Jake Murphy

Murphy In The Huddle

A standout player and leader on his team, Murphy takes charge in the defensive huddle.

Jake Murphy

Murphy In The Route

As a two-way player, Murphy has also enjoyed much offensive success. He is following up a junior season in which he recorded 30 receptions, 530 yards and eight touchdowns.

Jake Murphy

Murphy On The Run

Murphy, on the left, weaves in and out of defenders towards the end zone. The Cavemen defeated the Vikings 34-14.

Jake Murphy

Murphy On The Field

During the game, Murphy was able to intercept a pass at midfield that eventually led to AF quarterback Taylor James’ touchdown pass.

Jake Murphy

Murphy Gets Set

Murphy gets set as a wide receiver. The Cavemen racked up 410 yards of offense during the game.

Jake Murphy

Murphy Closes In

Last year Murphy played the safety spot, but he now plays outside linebacker, among other positions when called upon.

Jake Murphy

Murphy Goes Deep

Murphy splits the defense and goes downfield. Against California high school powerhouse Mater Dei, Murphy racked up a gaudy 189-yards receiving and five touchdowns. His touchdowns were 77, 23, 15, 34 and 27 yards.

Jake Murphy

All In A Days Work

Murphy helped lead his team to a share of the Region 4 crown. The Cavemen look to advance into the state playoffs with a favorable first place seeding in region.


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