Missouri Football was represented on two preseason watch lists for national awards ,with senior DE Markus Golden and senior TB Marcus Murphy being named to the 20th Annual Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List and the 2014 Paul Hornung Award Watch List, respectively. Golden was arguably Mizzou's most productive defensive end in 2013, playing in 40 percent of the team's defensive snaps, but leading his position group in tackles with 55 stops.
He recorded 13 tackles-for-loss and 6.5 sacks, as well as eight quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries.
Murphy was an All-SEC Second Team selection by league coaches last season after accumulating a team-best 1,425 all-purpose yards.
He recorded 10 total touchdowns, with nine coming on the ground and one through the air.
With 3,191 career all-purpose yards Murphy ranks eighth all-time in school history in that category. The Hornung Award, now in its fifth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission.
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