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Published: July 13, 2018 at 03:26 p.m.
Updated: July 13, 2018 at 03:36 p.m.

Through the years: DeMarco Murray

After seven years of rushing through the NFL, DeMarco Murray has announced his retirement from football. The three-time Pro Bowler was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2011, where he earned Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2014 after rushing for 1,845 yards. He eventually signed with Philadelphia where he played for one season (2015) and was eventually traded to Tennessee, where he spent the final two seasons of his career. Take a look back at memorable moments of Murray's career.

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  • During his four years as the feature back for the Oklahoma Sooners, DeMarco Murray averaged 4.86 yards per carry with 3,685 total rushing yards and 50 touchdowns. 10

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    Oklahoma Sooners

    During his four years as the feature back for the Oklahoma Sooners, DeMarco Murray averaged 4.86 yards per carry with 3,685 total rushing yards and 50 touchdowns.

  • The Dallas Cowboys selected DeMarco Murray in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. 9

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    2011: Dallas Cowboys

    The Dallas Cowboys selected DeMarco Murray in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

  • Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) hands the ball off to running back DeMarco Murray (29) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. Murray's synergy with Romo allowed them to dominate opposing defenses; Romo averaged a passer rating of 112.0, 246.6 yards per game, and 12 touchdown passes in games in which Murray received 20+ handoffs. 8

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    Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) hands the ball off to running back DeMarco Murray (29) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. Murray's synergy with Romo allowed them to dominate opposing defenses; Romo averaged a passer rating of 112.0, 246.6 yards per game, and 12 touchdown passes in games in which Murray received 20+ handoffs.

  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys won the game, 44-7. 7

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    DeMarco Murray

    Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys won the game, 44-7.

  • An improved offensive line helped DeMarco Murray achieve career numbers, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and rushing for 1,121 total yards in 2013. 6

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    Breakout year

    An improved offensive line helped DeMarco Murray achieve career numbers, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and rushing for 1,121 total yards in 2013.

  • DeMarco Murray made the Pro Bowl in 2013, 2014 and 2016. 5

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    Three-time Pro Bowler

    DeMarco Murray made the Pro Bowl in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

  • DeMarco Murray signed a five-year, $42 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on March 12, 2015. His performance within Chip Kelly's spread offense struggled. He totaled 702 yards for the 2016 season with only six touchdowns, less than half of his total production from the previous campaign. 4

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    2015: Philadelphia Eagles

    DeMarco Murray signed a five-year, $42 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on March 12, 2015. His performance within Chip Kelly's spread offense struggled. He totaled 702 yards for the 2016 season with only six touchdowns, less than half of his total production from the previous campaign.

  • Following a disappointing season with the Eagles, DeMarco Murray joined the Tennessee Titans. Murray enjoyed a resurgence, rushing for 1,287 yards for nine touchdowns. 3

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    2016: Tennessee Titans

    Following a disappointing season with the Eagles, DeMarco Murray joined the Tennessee Titans. Murray enjoyed a resurgence, rushing for 1,287 yards for nine touchdowns.

  • Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (29) dives over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman (23) as Murray scores a touchdown on a 6-yard pass reception in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. 2

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    DeMarco Murray, Terence Newman

    Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (29) dives over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman (23) as Murray scores a touchdown on a 6-yard pass reception in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (29) carries the ball in an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. 1

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    DeMarco Murray

    Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (29) carries the ball in an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn.