Former Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is headed to the college football sidelines.
Murray is joining the Arizona Wildcats coaching staff as the school’s running back coach, according to The Arizona Star Daily. Arizona is expected to officially announce the news in the coming days.
Murray spent this past season as a college football analyst for Fox Sports after retiring from the NFL in 2017.
The Cowboys drafted Murray in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma. Murray played his first four seasons in Dallas, his finest coming in 2014 when he rushed for 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns. He then spent one season in Philadelphia before departing for the Tennessee Titans for his final two years.
The Oklahoma product rushed for 7,174 yards and 49 touchdowns in his seven-year NFL career.
In Arizona, Murray will reunite with current Wildcats coach Kevin Sumlin. The Arizona coach recruited Murray to Oklahoma while he served as an assistant coach with the Sooners from 2003-2007.
Running back coach at Arizona will be Murray’s first coaching gig. He is replacing Clarence McKinney who left last month to become head coach at Texas Southern.
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