Eric Murray was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His football career began at Riverside University High School where he helped the Tigers to an 11-2 record in 2011. Eric was named first-team All-State as a defensive back by both the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and the AP. He was also named All-Southeast region by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association. Eric scored 27 total touchdowns at the end of his high school career.
Eric committed to play college football at the University of Minnesota. During his freshman year he played all 13 games, primarily on special teams. During his sophomore season he also started in all 13 games, finishing seventh on the team with 52 tackles and 10 recorded pass breakups making him tied for 11th all-time in school history. Eric was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by the coaches and media that season. His junior season was a continuation of incredibly improvement. He ended the season fourth on the team with 69 tackles, was tied at second with seven pass breakups, recorded one interception and one fumble, and blocked two kicks. Eric was named to the coaches’ All-Big Ten Second Team and received All-Big Ten honorable mention from the media. During his last season, Eric made 66 tackles (47 solo). He was named All-Big Ten Third Team by the conference coaches and media and receive the Carl Eller Award. He also earned the title of Defensive Back of the Year.
Finishing at Minnesota, Eric was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He was the 17th cornerback drafters and the second selected by the Chiefs. In May 2016, Eric signed with the Chiefs. During rookie minicamp, defensive coordinator Bob Sutton tried Eric at safety and opted to keep him there. He made his professional debut during the Chief’s opening game in 2016, recording his first career tackles during a 33-27 overtime win. In December of 2016, Murray made a season-high two solo tackles in the Chief’s victory against the Broncos (33-10). With 8 solo tackles, a fumble recovery, 16 games, and zero starts, Eric finished up his rookie season. In January 2017 Eric appeared in his first professional playoff game, making one tackle during the 18-16 Chief’s loss to the Steelers.
In September of the 2017 season, Eric recorded a season-high six solo tackles and two pass deflections in a 27-20 victory against the Eagles. In Week 5, Eric had his first career start and recorded two combined tackles during the Chiefs victory against Houston Texans. In Week 15 Eric made three solo tackles and his first career sack on quarterback Rivers during the Chiefs win against the LA Chargers. In December 2017, he appeared in his second career start making two solo tackles during the Chief victory against the Broncos. With 36 combined tackles (31 solo tackles), five pass deflections, and a sack in 14 games and two starts, Eric wrapped up the 2017 season.
In April 2019, Eric was traded to the Cleveland Browns. On April 1st 2020, Eric signed with the Houston Texans. During Week 14, Eric led the team with 11 tackles and sacked Trubisky twice during their loss against the Chicago Bears.
Eric Murray has been sparking recent buzz with his style. His social media suggests bold suits are his thing-from an electric blue suit to a spicy maroon suit! Eric seems comfortable with color and definitely turns heads, we are here for it.
Eric has a French bulldog named Ollie.