Harvard senior left tackle Kevin Murphy (San Clemente, Calif.) has signed a free agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers while 2011 grad and former captain Collin Zych is headed to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The latter made it to the final cut last season with the Dallas Cowboys and is gearing up for another try at the NFL
"It's the perfect place for me, the perfect opportunity," Murphy said in an interview with The Crimson late Sunday night. "I'm so blessed to represent my family and my teammates and my friends in a place like that. Right now I'm just living off the high, just being excited about it and celebrating with my family."
Murphy, who had offers from four other teams, is represented by agent Joe Linta who also represents Pro Bowl Ravens center Matt Birk '98.
Murphy started the last 20 games for Harvard and was a two-time all-league selection.