Adrian Murrell arrived at West Virginia University in 1990. The Mountaineers went 4-7 that season, with Murrell only seeing limited time. He only rushed for 48 yards on 7 attempts that season. In his sophomore year, 1991, Murrell and the Mountaineers began to increase their product. The Mountaineers went 6-5 that season, while Murrell saw the starting role. He rushed for 904 yards and seven scores on the year, with an added 100 receiving yards. In his final season as a Mountaineer, his junior year of 1992, Murrell produced the best season of his college career. Murrell rushed for 1,145 yards and six touchdowns, along with 244 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.
New York Jets
Adrian Murrell left West Virginia University after his junior season, and was picked with the eighth pick in the fifth round (120th overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. In his first two seasons as a Jet, Murrell rushed for a total of 317 yards and a touchdown. In 1995, Murrell began to break out as a player. He rushed for 795 yards on the season, along with a touchdown. He also added 495 yards and two touchdowns receiving. The following year, 1996, Murrell posted his best pro performance of his career. He rushed for 1,249 yards and 6 touchdowns that season, along with a receiving touchdown. In 1997, Murrell recorded 1,086 yards rushing with 7 touchdowns. However, to make space for Curtis Martin, Murrell was traded to the Arizona Cardinals.
Murrell is eighth on the all time Jet rushing list.
Stats as a Jet
After the Jets
Murrell played with the Cardinals for a couple of seasons, then signed for Washington in 2000. A two year break followed, then in 2003, Murrell signed for the Dallas Cowboys, where he played a handful of games and then retired.