The Kansas City Chiefs selected Georgia QB Aaron Murray with the 23rd pick of the fifth round in the 2014 NFL Draft, 163rd overall.
Murray has been the mainstay for the Bulldogs offense ever since he suited up for Georgia, starting each of the 52 games he appeared in. Guiding the Georgia offense, he compiled a 35-17 record (67.31%) as their starter, including a 29-10 mark (74.36%), during his last three campaigns.
In his 52 starting assignments, Murray went on to set Southeastern Conference records for pass completions (921), passing yards (13,166) and touchdown passes (121). The type of offense that Murray led at Georgia should aid his transition to the National Football League.
Kansas City Chiefs Assistant Director of College Scouting Dom Green spoke of Murray's ability as a leader.
"We're really excited about this pick," Green said. "Aaron is a phenomenal leader, there at Georgia, a four-year starter and he's the type of guy who his teammates rally around and gravitate towards, just an overall very-competitive player. "
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Murray was named a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and a semi-finalist for both the Davey O'Brien Award and Maxwell Award in his final season on campus. The Academic All-American finished with 225-of-347 passes for 3,075 yards, 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He ranked 12th in the nation with a 158.8 passing efficiency rating and ranked second in the league with an average of 296.5 yards per game in total offense. Murray closed out his career owning 27 school records and four SEC marks.
In addition to setting the Southeastern career-records for passing yardage, completions, TDs and total offense, he is the only quarterback in league and school annals to have four consecutive 3,000-yard passing seasons. Murray also holds the rare distinction of being just one of four Bulldogs QBs to start four seasons at the university since Georgia began playing organized football in 1892.
"I'm excited," Murray said about joining the Chiefs. "I'm very excited. We were watching the draft as a family and I said, starting with Kansas City to New Orleans, somewhere in those five to seven picks, I felt like I had a good shot and obviously, as soon as Kansas City got on the board, I got the call. It's definitely very exciting. I'm extremely excited about the whole thing and I'm looking forward to getting up there and getting to work."