Getting to Know UK Soccer: Brendan Muprhy

Part 1: Dylan Asher

In preparation for the 2011 Kentucky men’s soccer season, is rolling out a series of player questionnaires, allowing fans, friends and family to get an inside look at UK soccer.

The series continues with UK star sophomore Brendan Murphy, who emerged late in the year as one of the top talents in the college game. A native of Tamworth, England, Murphy played in 15 of UK’s 19 games, totaling one goal and one assist, seeing time in the midfield and at forward.

A 6-foot-1, 160-pounder, Murphy notched his first career assist off the bench in UK’s 1-0 win over IUPUI in the University of Kentucky Invitational on Sept. 5. Murphy emerged late in the season, starting the final two contest of the year and delivering one of the biggest goals of the campaign, a game-winning tally vs. eventual C-USA Tournament Champion South Carolina.  

Getting to Know Brendan Murphy

What is your favorite TV show?

- Phoneshop, Match of the Day, Friends
Funniest teammate?

- Sav (2010 UK senior defender David Harrison) or Pedro by far
Teammate with the dirtiest locker?

Definitely Craig (Heard) or Mully (Josh Mulvany), probably Mully!
Best player you have ever played with or against?

- Kane Hemmings at Rangers in Scotland was one of the best I've played with. Matt Jansen was difficult to play against too.
Favorite memory of being a UK student-athlete?

- Too many already!!
What is your favorite movie?

 - The Fighter
If you could visit one place, where would it be?

- Brazil
If you could have dinner with one person in the world, who would it be?

- Jennifer Aniston or David Beckham
What is something most people don’t know about you?

- Complete clean freak
If you had to play one sport other then soccer professionally right now, what would it be?

- Tennis
Player on the team with the worst sense of fashion style?

- Craig’s (Heard) extra small T-shirts aren’t the best. I don’t know about Brooksey's (Sam Brooks) pink jumper either! Ming!
What is your biggest fear?

- Not being good enough in everything I do