|THOMAS E. MURPHY
Inducted: May 21, 2010 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth: October 29, 1961 in South Bend
High School Attended: Mishawaka Marian Graduated: 1980
High School Honors: Team Captain of football, basketball, and track teams senior year; Team MVP in football, basketball, and track senior year; earned 9 varsity letters - 3 in each sport; football - started on both offense and defense 1977-1979; Defensive Player of the Year - WSBT Sports; represented North as member of North-South All-Star Game 1980; All-State and various All-State Teams 1977-1979; received Mishawaka Kiwanis Club Athlete of the Year as a senior; Sectional Champion in shot put 1980.
College Attended: University of Notre Dame Graduated: 1984
College Honors: Monogram (Letter) Winner 1982-1983, awarded based on number of special team appearances; played on all punt, kick off, and return teams, along with seeing spot duty as back up to inside linebackers; member of Sugar Bowl Team, New Year's Day 1981, losing to Georgia; member of Liberty Bowl Team, 1983, defeating Boston College.
Special Recognition: Serves as a CPA-Partner with Crowe Horwath LLP; serves on Board of Marian High School and the Michiana Miracle, a not-for-profit dedicated to raising scholarships for kids in need to attend private and parochial schools; serves on the Accounting Advisory Board for the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame; past-president of St. Thomas School Board and the Elkhart Centre, sponsor of the Elkhart Jazz Festival.
Family: Wife, Barbara; children, Kelly, Sean, Peter, Megan, and Patrick (deceased)
(Updated December 2010)