Murray Honored at State Capitol

ATLANTA - On Wednesday former UGA quarterback Aaron Murray was honored at the Georgia State Capitol as Legislature passed a bill honoring his contributions to the state.

Murray, who played his final game with the Bulldogs in their 59-17 win over Kentucky in November, was invited to the House as a result of his services to his team as well as his surrounding community and state.

Murray joined the Bulldogs' football team in the Spring of 2009 before serving as the team's starter until its final home game of the 2013 season. While Murray, a native of Tampa, Fla., tossed for over 3,000 passing yards in four straight seasons during his illustrious football career in Athens, making him the first SEC quarterback to do so, he also spent time off the field working with programs such as Extra Special People, Special Olympics, Camp Sunshine, American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, Read Across America, Healing Place of Athens, Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer and others throughout the Athens, Atlanta and Tampa areas.

It was for these reasons among his other contributions to the state of Georgia that Representatives deemed it appropriate to commend Murray for his achievements as a student-athlete as well as his work in the public service realm. A document titled House Resolution 1457, drafted by Representatives Williams of the 119th, Ralston of the 7th, Ehrhart of the 36th, England of the 116th, O'Neal of the 146th and others was put in place to commend Murray for his service.

Murray was a hit with House Members, and received no shortage of applause.

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