Football: Thunder LB Murray commits to Central

West Carroll senior linebacker Devon Murray announced Thursday on his Twitter account that he will continue his football career at Central College.

Murray led the Thunder in tackles last season on a defense that gave up 11.9 points per game, which included four shutouts. He was an Illinois High School Football Coaches Association 2A All-State selection and a unanimous pick to the NUIC Northwest first team.

The Thunder tied a school record for wins this past season with a 7-4 record, and won its second playoff game in history with a 2A opening-round win over Fieldcrest.

Murray, whose father played football at Augustana College after graduating from Mount Carroll High School in 2000, is the third Thunder player this season with college football plans. West Carroll seniors Kaleb and Kody Plattenberger will attend Monmouth College and play baseball and football.

Central, located in Pella, Iowa, competes at the Division III level in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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