Murphy has been a member of the program in South Bend over the past five years. After finally playing this past year as a graduate student, though, he will move on to elsewhere for his sixth season at the collegiate level.
Outside of one game as a sophomore, Murphy did not see any action over his first three years with the Fighting Irish. He then saw some work on special teams as a senior. Then, in 2023, he appeared in six games on an offensive line that was a semifinalist for the Joe Moore Award.
Murphy played high school football at Duxbury (MA) as a member of the 2019 cycle before walking on at Notre Dame.
Murphy is the 15th player that has left the team in the portal this offseason. Those losses include nine players from the offense, including four offensive linemen in Zeke Correll (NC State), Joey Tanona (Purdue), and Michael Carmody.
On the flip side, Notre Dame has made eight transfer additions for the No. 15 class overall per On3’s 2024 Team Transfer Portal Rankings. It doesn’t feature any new offensive linemen among them half of them will be part of the offensive unit next fall.
To keep up with the latest players on the move, check out On3’s Transfer Portal wire.
Field Yates proclaims Tennessee Titans should draft Joe Alt in 2024 NFL Draft
Ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft, there’s a myriad of teams that would love to select former Notre Dame OL Joe Alt.
One of those teams is the Tennessee Titans. That’s at least that’s what ESPN’s Field Yates is predicting. While Tennessee could look to bolster their receiving corps come April, Yates believes Alt should be their pick as a way to shore up their offensive line for the next half-decade.
“I would lean towards offensive tackle,” Yates proclaimed via ‘First Draft’. “I get it. The wide receiver spot has been a major vulnerability for them. They tried the free agent route at offensive tackle with Andre Dillard. Sounds like he could be a cap-casualty this offseason. Get the bird in hand here. Get Joe Alt. You had this home run pick last year in Peter Skoronski. When he was healthy on the field this year, he was terrific. Solidify the left side of your line for the next seven years.
“Joe Alt – 6’8″, 322 pounds. They don’t make left tackles like they used to back in the day. Those two players can give Will Levis the time and space that he needs,” Yates explained. “I’m not going to fight them if they end up taking a wide receiver at No. 7 overall. But, to me, Joe Alt provides so much at such an important position. While I think Joe Alt is fully capable of transferring from left tackle to right tackle, left tackle is for now his most natural position. You wouldn’t have to facilitate a change for Joe Alt. I think the Titans are actually sitting in a pretty quietly good spot.”