Going back to his high school days in New York, Latavius Murray has a pretty nice selection of awards. The running back was the 2007 Gatorade Football Player of the Year in the state of New York and the Class D Player of the Year out of Onondaga Central High School. While at UCF, he was the 2010 Conference USA Championship Game MVP, the 2010 AutoZone Liberty Bowl MVP and the 2011 team MVP.
But none of that matters right now.
As Murray gets set to represent the Knights at the 2012 C-USA Media Day in Dallas, he wants to experience another season similar to that 2010 campaign. One in which UCF won a program-record 11 games and recorded its first bowl victory by topping Georgia. Those team achievements are far more important to Murray than anything else.
"The best feeling is going out, playing for a conference championship, winning the title game and going to a bowl game," Murray said. "That is our goal. It's what our season is all about."
The 6-foot-3, 222-pound senior will have a busy itinerary at this year's media day as players will head to dinner at Hard 8 Barbecue Tuesday evening. Murray will then travel to FOX Sports Southwest Studios for television interviews Wednesday morning before meeting with print media at the DFW Marriott Hotel in the afternoon.
"It's an honor to represent UCF for C-USA Media Day. This is definitely something I'm looking forward to," Murray said. "It's going to be exciting to meet some of the coaches and players I've competed against as well."
ConferenceUSA.com will present free, live video streaming of interviews with coaches and players on Wednesday. East Division coaches and players will be on the stream from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET and West Division coaches and players will be on from 2-3 p.m. ET. These interviews will also be archived on the conference website.
Conference USA's social media platforms will provide live updates throughout the day. Quotes, notes and photos will be posted via Twitter (@ConferenceUSA1 or #CUSAFB) and on the Conference USA Facebook page. Also follow the Knights on Twitter at @UCF_Football.
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