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QB Aaron Murray passes on helmet, shoulder pads

  • 2:41 pm Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Georgia record-setting quarterback Aaron Murray, who didn’t wear shoulder pads nor a helmet,  move fluidly through his Pro Day work out just five months after knee surgery on Wednesday.

He completed 47 of 54 passes. He had three drops, two catches out of bounds, a wide receiver slipped on another play and he had one inaccurate attempt on a windy day. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel came dressed to play for his Pro Day.

Murray just laughed when asked where was his helmet and shoulder pads.

“I think today showed these teams that they don’t have to worry about the knee,” Murray said. “They [More]

12 teams who could draft UGA star Aaron Murray

  • 6:00 am Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is set to leave for Phoenix today to start the final month of his preparations before Georgia’s Pro Day on April 16.

“He will work with quarterback coach Terry Shea,” said Pat Dye, Jr., Murray’s Atlanta-based agent. “We think the first week he’s there he’s going to be working with RGIII (Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III).”

Here’s the Sunday story on Murray skipping spring break to work on his craft.

Murray tore his ACL against Kentucky on Senior Night and had surgery the following Tuesday.

“He’s been training in Pensacola with the Athletes’ Performance, but they also have the Andrews [More]

Aaron Murray to get grilled by ESPN’s Gruden

  • 1:56 pm Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray throws during a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is set to get grilled about his football knowledge by ESPN’s Jon Gruden on his popular “Gruden’s QB Camp” show.

Murray and eight other of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL draft are scheduled to participate including 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, two-time BCS National Champion A.J. McCarron of Alabama, and Louisville standout Teddy Bridgewater.

Murray, who’s recovering from left knee surgery, met with teams at the Senior Bowl and the NFL scouting combine.

The other quarterbacks include Central Florida’s Blake Bortles, Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, Fresno State’s Derek Carr, Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy [More]

VIDEO — Aaron Murray at the NFL combine

  • 5:05 pm Friday, February 21st, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

NFL combine: Murray projected as mid-round pick by Kiper

  • 12:16 am Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Former SEC quarterbacks Aaron Murray (Georgia), Zach Mettenberger (LSU) and Connor Shaw (South Carolina) head up a list of 24 players with Georgia ties invited to the NFL scouting combine, which will run Feb. 19 through 25 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Last season, there were 29 players with Georgia ties invited.

In 2012, there were 26 players invited.

In 2011, a total of 31 players, including No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton, were invited.

Murray, Mettenberger and Shaw are all considered backup NFL quarterback prospects by ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. Murray and Mettenberger are projected to be selected in [More]

Ex UGA back Crowell on official list of NFL combine invitees

  • 6:30 pm Thursday, February 6th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Here are some of the players with locals ties on the official list of invitees to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, which will be held Feb. 19 through 25 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Albert Wilson, Georgia State; Aaron Murray (QB), Georgia; Chris Boyd (WR), Vanderbilt (Roswell); Jerry Attaochu (OLB), Georgia Tech; Jerick McKinnon (RB), Georgia Southern, (Sprayberry High); Arthur Lynch (TE), Georgia; Lavelle Westbrooks (CB), Georgia Southern (Riverdale); Jamea Thomas, CB, Georgia Tech; Zach Mettenberger (QB), LSU (Oconee County High), QB; Connor Shaw QB, South Carolina (Flowery Branch High); David Yankey (G), Stanford, (Centennial High); Isaiah Crowell (RB), Alabama State (UGA, Columbus [More]

Aaron Murray hopes to be ready by UGA Pro Day

  • 10:00 pm Monday, January 20th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

MOBILE, Ala. — Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament against Kentucky on Nov. 23, is attending the Senior Bowl.

Here’s my story on how he’s trying to impress NFL teams on our subscription site,

He plans to be ready to workout at Georgia’s Pro on April 16. He’s been rehabbing in Pensacola, Fla. under famed doctor James Andrews.