Murray said he's as strong mentally as he's been since he arrived on campus. He reported at 207 pounds, down from 214 a year ago. He's confident he can still supply home-run plays, provide production as a receiver out of the backfield and pound for tough yards up the middle.
"I've always tried to gain (weight) as long as I've been here," Murray said. "When I first got here I was only 190. I've always put on weight for other people, not myself. So this year I concentrated on what I wanted to do. I know my body and felt this was the best weight for me.
"Last year I felt I could be a little stronger between the tackles. This year I wanted to go back to my normal weight, what I'm used to, not too heavy, not too light, somewhere in the middle. I feel I still have the speed as well as the strength. I'm feeling really good."
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DeMarco Murray year by year
A look at OU senior running back DeMarco Murray's production:
Year, Rush Yds., TDs, Rec. Yds., TDs
2007, 764, 13, 60, 0
2008, 1,002, 14, 395, 4
2009, 705, 8, 522, 4
Totals, 2,471, 35, 977, 8
Noteworthy: Established the school's single season record for all-purpose yards as sophomore (2,171 -- 1,002 rushing, 395 receiving, 774 kickoff returns).