Selected by Oakland Raiders in the sixth round (184th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, April 27, 2013.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Explosive running back enters his third season after emerging onto the scene late in 2014…Finished second on the team with 82 carries and 424 yards on the year…His 5.2 rushing average led the team...Missed his entire rookie campaign after suffering a foot injury in training camp…Career totals include 82 rushes for 424 yards (5.2 avg.) and two TDs…Also has 143 receiving yards on 17 receptions (8.4 avg.).
2014: Assumed the starting running back role late in the season after serving as the team’s primary kick returner early in the year…Finished with 82 carries for 424 yards (5.2 avg.) with two TDs…His 5.2 rushing average led the team....Added 17 receptions for 143 receiving yards (8.4 avg.)...Totaled 19 kickoff returns for 429 yards (22.6 avg.)…(9/7) at NYJ: Saw action primarily on special teams in NFL debut...Served as the Raiders’ kick returner, bringing back three kickoffs for 67 yards (22.3 avg.)...Returned the opening kick of the second half 38 yards to set up the offense at the Raiders’ own 41-yard line...(9/14) vs. Hou.: Had his first career rushing attempt, a 6-yard gain, in the fourth quarter...Returned four kickoffs for 103 yards (25.8 avg.) with a long of 29 yards...(9/21) at NE: Saw action as a reserve running back and as kick returner...Rushed three times for one yard...(9/28) vs. Mia.: Set new career highs for kickoff returns and kickoff return yards with five returns for 112 yards (22.4 avg.), including a 32-yard return on the opening kickoff...(11/2) at Sea.: Caught the first two passes of his career for a total of 12 yards...(11/9) vs. Den.: Rushed twice for four yards...Caught one pass for seven yards...Brought back two kickoffs for 48 yards (24.0 avg.)...(11/16) at SD: Posted four carries for 43 yards (10.8 avg.), leading the team in rushing...Added three receptions for 16 yards, both personal bests...Added four kickoff returns for 75 yards...(11/20) vs. KC: Posted a career-high 112 yards on four attempts (28.0 avg.) and his first two career TDs, an 11-yard score in the first quarter and a 90-yard TD in the second quarter...Became the first player in NFL history to gain at least 110 rushing yards on five-or-fewer carries...The 90-yard TD run is the fourth longest run in Raiders history...Left game in the second quarter with a concussion and did not return...(12/7) vs. SF: Rushed a career-high 23 times for 76 yards (3.3 avg.)...Added two receptions for nine yards...(12/14) at KC: Earned his first career start, opening the game as the featured running back...Led the team with 12 carries for 59 yards (4.9 avg.)...Finished with two receptions for 17 yards (8.5 avg.)...(12/21) vs. Buf.: Started and totaled over 100 yards of offense for the second time in his career...Tied a season high with 23 carries for 86 yards (3.7 avg.), with a long run of 25 yards...Added three receptions for 22 yards (7.3 avg.), including a 19-yard catch...(12/28) at Den.: Started and totaled 37 rushing yards on 10 carries (3.7 avg.)...Added a team-leading and personal-best 60 receiving yards on four receptions.
2013: Suffered a foot injury in training camp and was placed on the reserve/injured list on Aug. 27.
COLLEGE: Played four years at UCF…Appeared in 45 career games, totaling 2,424 yards on 453 carries with 37 TDs…Averaged 5.4 yards per carry…Added 50 receptions for 524 yards and six TDs…Finished his career ranked second in school history in overall TDs (44), eighth in rushing attempts (453), sixth in rushing yards (2,424) and third in rushing TDs (37)…As a senior, racked up 1,106 yards on 198 rushing attempts with 15 TDs…Named first-team All-Conference USA…Selected to the watch list for the Doak Walker Award, presented annually to the nation’s top running back…Became the first player in UCF history to rush for a TD in nine straight games…Posted five 100-yard rushing games, and averaged 100.5 yards per contest to lead the conference…Hauled in 27 passes for 231 yards and four TDs…Named team MVP as a junior…Rushed 98 times for 549 yards and eight TDs…Added 17 receptions for 242 yards and one score…A finalist for the Running Back Performance of the Year presented by Intersport after rushing for 233 yards and two TDs on 21 attempts vs. UTEP…Performance ranked fourth on UCF’s single-game rushing yards list…As a sophomore, appeared in 14 games and totaled 637 rushing yards with 11 TDs on 111 attempts…Named MVP of the C-USA championship game and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl…Totaled 146 yards and one TD on just 11 carries at Tulane…Posted 94 rushing yards with one score and two receptions for 21 yards and a TD vs. SMU to earn C-USA championship game MVP honors…Totaled 104 rushing yards and one TD in AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Georgia…Redshirted sophomore season due to a knee injury…As a true freshman, saw action in eight games and totaled 132 yards with three TDs on 36 carries…Majored in interpersonal/organizational communication.
PERSONAL: Attended Onondaga Central High School in Nedrow, N.Y. …Named 2007 Gatorade Football Player of the Year in New York by Rise Magazine…Rushed for 2,194 yards and 28 TDs on 175 carries as a senior…Selected Class D Player of the Year and first-team all-state by the New York Sportswriters Association…On defense as a senior, recorded 78 tackles, three forced fumbles and returned two INTs for TDs…Also garnered first-team all-state honors as a junior, rushing for 2,030 yards and 30 TDs on 193 attempts…A third-team all-state honoree as a sophomore following a 1,609-yard, 14-TD season…All-league and All-Central New York selection in three straight seasons…Ranked as No. 5 prospect in New York by Rivals.com…Ranked as No. 6 prospect in New York by Scout.com.
Running back Latavius Murray spoke about the future of the Raiders offense and looked ahead to the matchup with the Chicago Bears during Wednesday's open locker room session.
Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray, the Tay Train, pulled into the Silver and Black Productions studio for some conversation.
RB Latavius Murray spoke with Raiders TV sideline reporter Nicole Zaloumis on the sideline at TCF Bank Stadium during the Raiders loss to the Vikings.