Second-team NFL 1980's All-Decade Team
Edward Peter “Eddie” Murray
Detroit Lions Player (1980 – 1991)
Eddie Murray was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia attending Spectrum High School but did not play American football. He accepted a scholarship to Tulane University where he set records as a kicker and was a two-time Honorable mention All-American. He was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 1980 NFL draft where he spent the next 12 seasons. He held numerous Lions kicking records. Over the next eight seasons he appeared with six additional teams. During his 11-year Lions career, Murray appeared in 174 games making 244 field goals and scoring 1,113 points. He made the NFL All-Pro team in 1980, was a two-time Pro Bowl selection, won a Super Bowl (XXVIII) and was named a second-team NFL 1980s All-Decade Team. Eddie Murray was elected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 and inducted in 2010.