Vikings’ Murphy Inducted into SC Football Hall of Fame

Former San Clemente High School standout and current tackle for the Minnesota Vikings Kevin Murphy, far right, tees it up with friends at the San Clemente Football Hall of Fame Golf Tournament on June 26. Photo: Steve Breazeale

Former San Clemente High School standout and current tackle for the Minnesota Vikings Kevin Murphy, far right, tees it up with friends at the San Clemente Football Hall of Fame Golf Tournament on June 26. Photo: Steve Breazeale

Compiled by Steve Breazeale

Surrounded by his former coaches, teammates and friends at Talega Golf Club in San Clemente on June 26, former San Clemente High School football player and current tackle for the Minnesota Vikings Kevin Murphy was enshrined among fellow Triton greats as the 2014 inductee into the San Clemente Football Hall of Fame.

Murphy was a two-time All-South Coast League player for the Tritons, where he played tight end and offensive tackle. After high school, Murphy attended Harvard University, where he started all 20 games in his final two seasons with the Crimson. While at Harvard, Murphy was given the Joseph E. Wolf Award as the top interior lineman for the 2011 season. Murphy was also named a first team All-Ivy League selection and All-ECAC first team member.

Murphy originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent for the San Francisco 49ers. He signed with the Vikings in 2012 and has been a member of the team’s practice squad ever since.

Murphy joined roughly 100 other golfers to celebrate his enshrinement and raise funds for the football program at the tournament. There were multiple closest to the pin contests, longest drive competitions and a putting contest at the event.

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