50th career start at UGA nearing for QB Murray

Quarterback Aaron Murray is hitting the big 5-0.

In starts, that is.

Saturday’s game against Appalachian State will mark his 50th career start at Georgia.

“Is this it?” Murray asked. “Oh, wow. That’s a lot of starts. It’s definitely an honor to play this long at this type of university for this type of program.”

Murray is on track to own the program record for starts. Kicker Blair Walsh had 53 and quarterback David Greene had 52.

Murray hasn’t missed a game at Georgia.

“There’s always bumps and bruises along the way and I’ve had my share of minor injuries here or there through my four years of playing,” Murray said. “Luckily, knock on wood, nothing serious has occurred. Hopefully it stays like that.”

Murray has left only two games due to injuries — the Auburn game in 2010 when he said he could have returned and one play against Auburn last year. A hit delivered last season by Alabama’s Quinton Dial after Murray threw an interception was the hardest he said he’s taken.

“That hurt a lot,” Murray said.

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