Kyler Murray, the quintessential Oklahoma Sooners quarterback

09 December, 2018, 04:13 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • Murray Wins Davey O'Brien Award

Murray and Tagovailoa - who will meet in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 31 - have always been the favorites to win the award, with both posting the highest QBRs in the FBS entering bowl season since ESPN began tracking the statistic in 2004 with 96.0 and 94.2 respectively.

Murray added the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback Thursday night at ESPN's College Football Award Show at the Hall of Fame in Atlanta. And only five Heisman winners have failed to win AP Player of the Year since the award started in 1998.

"I think he's been one of the best players in college football all year long", Alabama head coach Nick Saban said last week.

The Crimson Tide quarterback and fellow Heisman Trophy finalists Kyler Murray of Oklahoma and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State were on Wall Street on Friday to ring the closing bell on a day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 558 points.

Or will the Heisman go to Murray? The other finalists for the Walter Camp were Murray, Minshew, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen.


Murray hasn't even played a top-10 defense all season, and the only top-10 D that Tua played was Georgia.

Kyler Murray's football career should be winding down over the next month as the Oklahoma Sooners quarterback is expected to join the Oakland Athletics in spring training in 2019.

Brian Hartline, the current wide receivers coach for the Buckeyes who played seven seasons in the National Football League, had to teach the media on Twitter about why Haskins should be the frontrunner for the award.

Haskins set several Big Ten records this season as he passed for over 4,500 yards and threw for 47 touchdowns.

Haskins is likely being held back by the fact that Ohio State just missed the playoffs while Tua (Alabama) and Murray (Oklahoma) made it in.

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