Storm Warning: Aundreias Murphy needs to put forth a heroic effort for his team in 2024 @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS @1776Bank

Storm Warning: Mattox Allen

’26 prospect can play at WR, RB, or DB, team’s choice

Aundreias Murphy reminds us of another famous A. Murphy. His given name was Audie Murphy and he was among the most decorated and celebrated soldiers to ever wear a United State’s Armed Service’s uniform. Our A. Murphy seems to have a fine future ahead of him too, if we can just jump-start him down the road a little.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

Audreias Murphy sure spells that given name in an interesting manner. He isn’t the only member of the Murphy clan about whom such may be claimed. There was an American hero once named Audie Murphy.

The great Audie Murphy

Audie Murphy was an American soldier, actor, and songwriter. He was the most decorated American combat soldier in U.S. History.

Audie Murphy received every military combat award for valor the United States Army had to bestow. He also received commendations for valor (or heroism) from the French and the Belgians.

At 19, Murphy held off a company of Germans, single-handedly, for an hour at Colmar Pocket in 1945 (France). Immediately thereafter, though wounded, he led a successful counterattack. Did we mention he was out of ammunition?

After Pearl Harbor, Murphy’s sister helped him falsify documents to attempt to enlist in the Army. He was turned down for being underweight.

Audie Murphy’s sister initially helped him falsify documents to enlist in the Army; he was rejected for being too slight

Wikipedia page, Audie Murphy

After the war, he embarked on a 21-year acting career. Murphy would play himself in the 1955 autobiographical film, To Hell and Back.

The “soon to be great,”
Aundreias Murphy

We can learn a lot from the life of Audie Murphy. Aundreias Murphy can too.

One lesson would be stay after what you want in life no matter who rejects you. Murphy was told he was too small to be in the Army, but wouldn’t let it go. He became the very essence of what a soldier was ever even thought to be, even today.

Our Murphy, Aundreias and not Audie, didn’t get much varsity play in 2023. Matter of fact, he didn’t get any. However, his work on the JV was right impressive and he has undeniable physical gifts which lend themselves to on field success.

Our Murphy is listed at WR, DB, and RB. That is quite a bit of versatility and Murphy got his most action on the JV level at RB. Having just graduated a thousand yard rusher, who left the roster the program’s all-time ground gainer, TD-maker, and two-time, first team All-State FB (Calil McNary), wouldn’t it be swell if Murphy could render us a heroic performance in the offensive backfield in ’24 at RB?

Like the Murphy who rose to fame before him, our Murphy is a bit light, a bit undersized, and a bit young for us to place on him the burden upcoming. Perhaps like the Murphy who rose to fame before him, our Murphy will single-handedly hold off our district foes in ’24 and lead a successful counterattack like what was done in France so many years ago.

I would give him a medal for that. How about you?

This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

If you enjoyed this article and wish to gain full-access to the site, then subscribe monthly to Kentucky Prep Gridiron by following the prompts!

© The information contained on this site is the copyrighted intellectual property of KPGFootball. Any unauthorized dissemination of this material without the author’s express written consent is strictly prohibited!

About Fletcher Long 1534 Articles
Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply