The Mayor of Dewitt
- Aug 15, 2011
Dick Murphy '67 is the 2022 recipient of the Zunic Award and will be honored during Syracuse's game against Purdue on Saturday.
Murphy was a member of the Orange's 1963 freshman team and was on 'Cuse's varsity squad from 1964-66, earning his varsity letter in 1966 as a kicker. He was a member of the 1964 Sugar Bowl and 1966 Gator Bowl Teams. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967. He also was a 2000 Varsity Club Letterwinnner of Distinction Award recipient.
After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Active Reserves. He served for three years, primarily assigned to the 8th Marine Corps Tank Division and was honorably discharged in September 1970.
Murphy continued to be involved in Syracuse's football community since his graduation. He was a member of the Varsity Club and Syracuse Football Letterman's club. He served on the Varsity Club board since 1979 and was the president from 1996-99.