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Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray Receives Davey O’Brien Award

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray Receives Davey O’Brien Award

Murray was drafted by the A's in the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and said he would give up football after playing this season with the Sooners.

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has put together one of the greatest individual seasons in Sooners football history.

The last five winners of the Walter Camp have gone on to win the Heisman, but only five Heisman winners have failed to win AP Player of the Year since the award started in 1998.




Murray lost out on the Maxwell award to Tagovailoa. He also ranks second in completion percentage (.709; first among Power Five players). Through 13 games, the sophomore has completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 3,353 yards and a school-record 37 touchdowns. The 5-foot-9 signal-caller led the Sooners to a College Football Playoff berth while throwing for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns and rushing for 892 yards with 11 scores.

Murray is having a historic season. His 4,527 yards of total offense are more than 68 of the country's other 129 teams, including six squads that are ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll. This week, he has been named the AP Player of the Year and the Davey O'Brien Award victor, and he hopes to add the Heisman Trophy to his collection Saturday night in NY. For the first time in 84 years, the top three vote-getters are quarterbacks of color: Oklahoma's Kyler Murray, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins. No school has ever produced back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners who were quarterbacks.

After a record-setting season, Murray is set to take home a list of awards, starting with this one. The game will be televised by ESPN.