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DeMarco Murray Is The NFL's No. 4 Player


The NFL Network series featuring the Top 100 Players of 2015 concluded on Wednesday night and running back DeMarco Murray was ranked by his peers as the league's top running back and fourth-best player overall. It is the highest position for an Eagles player since the series launched in 2011.

Murray was the league's rushing champion and its Offensive Player of the Year in 2014 after gaining 1,845 yards on the ground and 2,261 yards from scrimmage for the Dallas Cowboys. He had 484 more rushing yards than Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell, who was second in the league in rushing.

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The new Eagle rushed for at least 100 yards in his first eight games and finished with 12 100-yard performances which tied for the second most in NFL history. Murray became the first running back since Barry Sanders in 1997 to win the NFC Offensive Player of the Month award in consecutive months (September and October).

In addition to his yardage prowess, Murray was tied for the league lead with 13 rushing touchdowns and caught 57 passes for 416 yards.

Murray is not a one-year wonder. He was 87th on the Top 100 Players of 2014 after gaining 1,121 yards on the ground and scoring 10 total touchdowns. He also had 53 receptions for an additional 350 yards.

The All-Pro running back isn't just loved by his peers. Fans made his jersey the most popular among all running backs for the month of June.

Three of Murray's new teammates joined him on the Top 100 Players of 2015. Running back Darren Sproles was No. 81 on the countdown. Linebacker Connor Barwin debuted at No. 58. Tackle Jason Peters, the No. 3 offensive lineman on the Top 100, checked in at No. 40.

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