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Ford Murray - Courtesy BGSU Athletic Archives Ford Murray, a graduate of Liberty Center H.S., earned a total of nine letters in the sports of track (1931), football (1931-32-33), basketball (1932-33-34) and baseball (1933-34). He helped the BG track team to the Northwestern Ohio Intercollegiate Athletic Association title, running the dashes (100, 220, 400) and the mile relay.

Murray spent his sophomore season in football as a running back in a backfield that featured Doyt Perry as the quarterback. He moved into the quarterback slot as a junior, earning team MVP and third-team All-Ohio honors, and also punted for the Falcons.

He also earned monograms as a member of the Falcon basketball team as well as in a relief pitching role in baseball. Away from the field/court/diamond/track, Murray served as class president during his sophomore year, and was also vice-president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

After graduation, he served as terminal manager for Interstate Motor Freight Systems in Toledo. Following military duty, he worked for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, then began a 21-year relationship with Muskegon Business College and Baker College in Flint, Mich. During his tenure at the colleges, Murray served as an instructor, placement director, counselor, admissions officer and Dean of the Business Administration department.

From 1966 until his retirement in 1976, Murray served on the Board of Directors and was the Vice-President at Baker. He received a Master's degree from Western Michigan in 1966. Upon retirement, he and his wife, Virginia, relocated to Naples, Fla. Murray passed away in November of 1995.

He was inducted to the BGSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.

(Information on this page courtesy bgsufalcons.com press release, September 27, 2005.)
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