31 Chris McMurtray
Chris McMurtray

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Garland, Texas

High School:
Rowlett

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 235

Position:
PK

Experience:
SR-3L


SMU's returning placekicker... Will also handle kickoffs.

Junior (2004): Earned SMU's Special Teams Award... Made seven of eight field goal tries and 21 of 23 PATs on the year... Had a season-long FG of 47 yards against Tulsa... Hit pairs of field goals against TU and Texas Tech... Hit a 42-yarder against Nevada... Tallied a team-best 42 points on the season.

Sophomore (2003): Saw action in all 12 games... Had 10 field goals and 40 points... Went 10-of-14 on FG attempts, hitting a season-long 42-yarder at Texas Tech... Was 2-of-2 from under 30 yards... Hit two field goals in both the La. Tech and TCU games... Also handled kickoffs.

Freshman (2002): Handled all kickoffs and split time on placements with Trent Stephenson... Had 11 touchbacks on 46 kickoffs... Began the year as the starter on placements but lost the job after the Texas Tech game... Regained the job for the final two games of the year... Was 10-of-11 on extra points and 1-of-4 on field goals... Was 1-of-2 (hitting from 32 and missing from 47) in the season finale against Tulsa; 2001: Sat out the season as a redshirt.

Prep: All-Area and first-team All-District 10-5A kicker as a senior... Also earned honorable mention All-State honors... Hit all 23 of his extra point attempts... Also made 7-of-12 field goal attempts with a long of 48... Averaged 40.7 yards per punt in 2000... Hit 6-of-9 field goals with a long of 55 as a junior... member of The Dallas Morning News' Area Top 100 List... Selected to kick in the All-American All-Star Game... Three-time All-District soccer player and a four-year letterman... Chose SMU after also visiting Wisconsin and Marshall and considering UTEP.

Personal: Economics with Finance Application major.