Bruce Murray attended Clemson University where he played as a forward on the men's soccer team finishing his career as the first Clemson player to gain 40 goals and 40 assists.
His standout college career led to his selection by Soccer America Magazine to its College Team of the Century. He then played professionally in both Europe and the United States, including the American Soccer League and American Professional Soccer League. Concussion syndrome forced him to retire in 1995, Murray had earned 86 caps, scoring 21 goals, including one at the 1990 FIFA World Cup. At the time of his retirement Murray was the all-time leading scorer for the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT).
He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.