Member of Canadian Football Hall of Fame (Inducted 2000)
CFL All-Star: 1986, 1988
Division All-Star: 1986, 1988, 1989
CFL Most Outstanding Player: 1986
Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy (Most Outstanding Player, West Division): 1986
Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Player: 1986, 1988
James Murphy is a prime example of a player who comes north to the CFL after bouncing around the NFL and finds a home here both during and after his playing days. Murphy arrived midway through 1982, suiting up for the two playoff games that fall and didn’t take long to begin his assault on the Bombers record books. He retired as the club’s all-time leading receiver (since passed by Milt Stegall), was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 1986 and later was enshrined in both the Winnipeg Football Club and Canadian Football Halls of Fame.