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Attleboro's Kyle Murphy reflects on journey through the trenches at URI

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PHOTO CREDIT: MIKE SCOTT
By Miles Montgomery

KINGSTON, R.I. — Kyle Murphy notes that his journey to the University of Rhode Island did not come without ups and downs, but he enjoys being in the trenches and pushing through adversity on and off the field.

Murphy, a junior left guard for the Rams, has developed into one of the most well-respected leaders on and off the field.

“Coming in Division 1 from high school, I came in a little nervous, but I adapted quickly,” the Attleboro native said. “I felt like I blended in with the guys and felt like I could make an impact right away.”

What stands out the most about Murphy to his coaching staff, teammates and others is his work ethic, passion, and ability to lead by example.

“Kyle is a leader,” former URI linebacker and teammate Shawn Antoine II said. “Regardless of the situation, you can always count on him to remain positive and encourage others.”

The versatile former Hockomock Kelley-Rex All-Star flourished as a senior at Attleboro High w…