Florida State receiver Nyqwan Murray motivated by chip on shoulder – Orlando Sentinel
Murray — at 5-foot-11, 176 pounds — even watches Brown’s highlight film before every game and has even received praise from Jimbo Fisher during practice for making plays similar to one of the best receivers in the league.
“I think there are a few things I could tweak up to become the player Jimbo wants me to be,” Murray said while being profiled on the latest episode of Showtime’s “A Season With Florida State Football” on Tuesday night.
Murray, a former three-star receiver from Orlando’s Oak Ridge High School, is in the midst of a breakout sophomore season for the Seminoles.
Murray led FSU with nine receptions for 153 yards in a victory at NC State last week, building off of a standout performance in FSU’s loss to Clemson on Oct. 29, where he caught six passes for 96 yards and his first career touchdown.
“He can make a guy miss in a phone booth,” said sophomore running back Jacques Patrick, who has known Murray since they were 9 years old, and played 7-on-7 football with Murray and FSU quarterback Deondre Francois.
“When he gets the ball, you’ve got to hold your breath every time he touches it because he’s that kind of player.”
Although Murray has shown he is capable of playing at an elite level against some of the best teams in the country, it was not a given he would get the chance to prove himself.
Until committing to Florida State, Murray did not receiver scholarship offers from the type of schools he believed he could play for, said Elijah Williams, Murray’s former high school coach.
If it was up to Murray, however, Tallahassee