Pair honored for performances last week
Keyes named linebacker of the week for the second time in 2014
Murphy rushes for third 100-plus game, scores two TDs
The senior linebacker made his way from a small town in New York to The Heights
The Eagles welcome the Rams to The Heights for the first time
KEYES' CAREER HIGHS: Tackles: 8, Miami, Sept. 1, 2012 (4-4) Sacks: 1.0, Villanova, Aug. 31, 2013 (1-0); at Maryland, Nov. 23, 2013 (1-0); at USC, Sept. 14, 2013 (1-0) Tackles for loss: 1.5, at Maryland, Nov. 23, 2013 (1-0) Fumbles forced: 1, Villanova, Aug. 31, 2013
2013 (JUNIOR): Saw action in 11 games at linebacker and on special teams; missed one game (at North Carolina, Oct. 26) because of injury ... registered two starts ... totaled 30 tackles, including 15 solo tackles ... registered a solo takedown, a tackle for loss, a sack and a forced fumble against Villanova (Aug. 31) ... assisted on a tackle and had 0.5 tackles for loss against Wake Forest (Sept. 6) ... tallied four tackles (three solo) and a tackle for loss and a sack at USC (Sept. 14)... totaled four tackles (3 solo) and a tackle for loss against Florida State (Sept. 28) ... assisted on four tackles against Army (Oct. 5)...logged three takedowns (two solo) at Clemson (Oct. 12) ... registered a solo tackle at New Mexico State (Nov. 9) ... recorded six tackles (three solo) and a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack at Maryland (Nov. 23)...had two solo takedowns at Syracuse (Nov. 30).
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in nine games ... totaled 20 tackles (15 solo) ... participated in 238 snaps ... season-high 65 snaps and career-high eight tackles versus Miami (Sept. 1) ... registered a solo tackle at Northwestern (Sept. 15) ... tallied seven solo tackles against Clemson (Sept. 29) ... recorded solo tackles against Army (Oct. 6), Maryland (Oct. 27), and Notre Dame (Nov. 10) ... notched an assisted tackle versus Virginia Tech (Nov. 17).
2011 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine games ... Totaled eight tackles on the season, including four unassisted ... notched two takedowns, one solo, against NC State (Nov. 12) ... recorded two tackles, including a solo at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... made one tackle and hurried the quarterback against Virginia Tech (Oct. 22) ... recorded two solo tackles against UMass, registering the first of his collegiate career (Sept. 24).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned New York State Class C Player of the Year honors from the New York State High School Football Coaches Association as a senior running back/safety at Chatham Central ... gained Co-Player of the Year honors in 2009 ... was a two-time Small School Offensive Player of the Year ... ran for 1,721 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior; made 79 tackles and four interceptions on defense ... led the Panthers to the Class C South title ... rushed for 2,089 yards and 36 touchdowns on 168 carries as a junior; also made four catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns, returned a punt for a score, and a fumble for a touchdown ... played for head coach Mark Dwyer ... also competed on the school's basketball and track teams.
PERSONAL: Joshua Keyes ... enrolled as an English major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... is the recipient of The Hayes Family Scholarship Fund ... Josh is the one of Margo and Clifford Keyes's six children.