McMurtry, Greg

Card: Action Packed Rookies 1990, Score 1990
Acquired: TTM 1992, 1993, Patriots Blitz

2 sport start Greg McMurtry was taken in the baseball amateur draft in 1986 by the Boston Red Sox, but decided to remain in school, attending Michigan at Ann Arbor. It was a huge coup for Michigan because McMurtry was offered a huge signing bonus to join the Red Sox. He’d go on to be an excellent player at wide receiver for the Wolverines, playing in the Rose Bowl and snagging All-American Honors. McMurtry would even be allowed to wear the hallowed #1 jersey for the team. He was selected in the 3rd round of the 1990 draft by the woeful New England Patriots, who were desperate to find a compliment to Irving Fryar.

In 1991 the Houston Oilers visited the New England Patriots and I had given a friend an immense spread to take the Patriots. The Patriots ended up winning the game with McMurtry catching the game winning toss from Hugh Millen 24-20. It was one of those really humbling moments being an Oiler fan. Greg’s 1991 season would be his best, with 614 yards and a 15 yard average. He’d play through 1993 for the Patriots, and then finish out his career with the Bears in 1994.

G/Gs  67/44   Rec 128   Yds  1631   Avg   12.7   Lg  65T   Td 5