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  1. JohnLSU

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    Pretty big news: Richard Murphy will wear coveted No. 18 in 2010

    Figured it deserved it's own thread being how big of a deal it is.

    LSU junior tailback Richard Murphy...will wear the Tigers coveted No. 18 jersey in 2010, head coach Les Miles confirmed today.

    Senior tight end Richard Dickson awarded the jersey to Murphy before the team headed to Orlando for the Capital One Bowl game against Penn State. Dickson, in turn, received the jersey from tailback Jacob Hester at the end of the 2007 season prior to the BCS national championship game against Ohio State.


    As the Hester-to-Dickson-to-Murphy chain makes clear, the relatively new tradition surrounding the number '18' is built on a player's character as much as his accomplishments. Hester, a pit bull running back who, despite his small size, topped 1,000 yards his senior year and now plays on Sundays for the San Diego Chargers, while the similarly undersized Dickson was a three year starter who this season became LSU's all time leading receiver as a tight end.

    Murphy, who like Hester and Dickson is a very popular player, has endured more than his share of hardship. He lost both is parents to cancer before even enrolling at LSU as a freshman and now lost his junior season to the knee injury.

    LSU tailback Richard Murphy will wear coveted No. 18 in 2010 | LSU Tigers Central - - NOLA.com

    GEAUX MURPHY!!!!!!!!!

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  2. WestCoastTiger

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    Re: Pretty big news: Richard Murphy will wear coveted No. 18 in 2010

    Some of you thought this was a black or white issue. Obviously it's not.
     
  3. Richdog

    Richdog 02 Cecilia alumni champs

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    Re: Pretty big news: Richard Murphy will wear coveted No. 18 in 2010

    Lord. here we go.:huh:
     
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  4. ok awesome

    ok awesome geaux

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    Re: Pretty big news: Richard Murphy will wear coveted No. 18 in 2010

    Yeah this was pretty big news last week.
     
  5. LEGACY TIGER

    LEGACY TIGER Defy Yourself

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    Re: Pretty big news: Richard Murphy will wear coveted No. 18 in 2010


    Really, it wasn't made official until today, last week it was a rumor. As for the B & W thing I think we ironed that out last week and that part got old by the end of the discussion.
     
  6. LSUTIgerSTL

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    Re: Pretty big news: Richard Murphy will wear coveted No. 18 in 2010

    At the end of last week's postings I believed it was a B/W thing and am delighted to know it's not. Character, drive, talent, overachievers...that makes the #18 jersey special! I love that the player having worn the jersey passes it on. Good stuff.
     
  7. bhelmLSU

    bhelmLSU Founding Member Staff Member

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    Re: Pretty big news: Richard Murphy will wear coveted No. 18 in 2010

    Richard Murphy was told he was awarded #18 a week ago so I would think that would make it official.:wink:
     
  8. LEGACY TIGER

    LEGACY TIGER Defy Yourself

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    Re: Pretty big news: Richard Murphy will wear coveted No. 18 in 2010


    Ok, I agree, but it still wasn't really made public official until today. So I am being a stickler about semantics. :hihi:
     
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  9. luvdimtigers

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    Re: Pretty big news: Richard Murphy will wear coveted No. 18 in 2010

    After all he's dealt with, well deserved.
     
  10. LSUtiger327

    LSUtiger327 Pow right in da kissa

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    Re: Pretty big news: Richard Murphy will wear coveted No. 18 in 2010

    yeah as bhelm reported on 12-22.:thumb:
     

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