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Kyler Murray | Quarterback

Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 188

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According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Kyler Murray's finalized contract with the Oakland A's includes language that allows him to play football in 2018 before he must turn his attention to baseball full-time.
Good news, bad news for the Sooners. The good news -- the glorious news -- is that Murray is locked in to play quarterback for the Sooners next fall. He'll almost assuredly take over Baker Mayfield's old post. The bad news is that Oklahoma will not be able to cash in on his redshirt senior campaign in 2019. As part of the deal, Murray has agreed to forego his final collegiate season of eligibility. Murray is expected to play out the football season and then turn his attention full-time to baseball, reporting to 2019 spring training with Oakland. The ninth overall pick in the MLB Draft earlier this month, Murray signed for about $4.6 million. The deal includes an insurance policy in the event that Murray suffers a severe injury playing football this season. Jun 14 - 11:53 AM

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FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Kyler Murray and the Oakland A's have agreed on a contract which will be worth nearly $5 million and will allow him to play quarterback with the Sooners for one year.

We saw North Carolina freshman WR Jordyn Adams earlier bounce from football altogether in order to pursue a career in baseball with the Angels. Murray's not taking it quite to that extreme, instead reportedly splitting the difference by finding a way to fit both baseball and football into his life after he was drafted at No. 9 overall by the A's on Monday. First up for the all-world athlete will be the gridiron. He'll be competing with Austin Kendall for starting honors in Norman when August camp opens. Murray has the athletic upside for a potential Heisman campaign.
Jun 7 - 11:09 AM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Kyler Murray said that he will play football this coming season after being selected by the Oakland A's with the No. 9 overall pick in the MLB amateur draft.

Sooners HC Lincoln Riley said in May that he had an understanding with Murray and family that the dynamic multi-sport athlete would be playing quarterback in the fall regardless of the outcome of the MLB draft. The 5-foot-11, 188-pounder -- who plays center field on the OU baseball team -- reiterated that he will be sticking to the gridiron for the coming season after the A's selected him on Monday night. He's considered to have a strong inside track to win out for starting honors over Austin Kendall in August camp. Murray has until July 15 to sign with Oakland, but signing with the club will not preclude him from retaining his eligibility in football.
Jun 5 - 11:40 AM

Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley said that he has an understanding with redshirt junior QB Kyler Murray that he will play football this season regardless of where he's selected in next week's MLB amateur draft.

"I knew the deal when we were getting into it. [The Murray family has] lived up to their word in every part of it," Riley said on Thursday. The 5-foot-11, 188-pound redshirt junior plays center field for the Sooners baseball team and could potentially land within the first five rounds of the MLB draft, but he will not be taking part in summer baseball -- all his energies are being devoted to football right now -- and is expected to remain on the football team through this upcoming season at the very least. Former Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield referred to Murray as the "best athlete in the country" in January. He's widely viewed as the favorite to step up as the Sooners' next starting quarterback, but will need to go through competition with Austin Kendall in August camp to win the job officially.
Jun 1 - 1:15 PM

Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley said there are "no assumptions" as to who will be the starting quarterback for the Sooners in 2018.

Most -- if not all -- have assumed that Kyler Murray will be the starter who takes over for Baker Mayfield in 2018. Be it coachspeak or not, it sounds like there might just be a battle. In addition to Murray, the Sooners also have Austin Kendall, a former four-star recruit who doesn't have Murray's speed, but might be a more accurate passer as a pro-style quarterback. We'd certainly bet on Murray to win the job, but Kendall could at least earn some playing time for the Sooners in 2018, and maybe push the athlete for the starting job.
Mar 8 - 2:50 PM

Baker Mayfield called Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Kyler Murray "the best athlete in the country."

"They're in great hands," Mayfield said of Sooners fans. "They have the best coach in the country. Kyler is the best athlete in the country. They're going to be just fine." With Mayfield off to the NFL and the uber-athletic Murray set to start in 2018, Sooners HC Lincoln Riley is expected to incorporate more of a zone-read look as he builds the offense around Murray and running back Rodney Anderson. The 5-foot-10, 192-pound Murray is also a tremendous baseball player. He was the first athlete to play in both the Under Armour All-America football and baseball national high school all-star games.
Source: ESPN
Jan 31 - 11:05 PM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore QB Kyler Murray will serve as backup to redshirt senior Baker Mayfield this season.

Murray, who transferred over from Texas A&M in the winter of 2015, beat out sophomore Austin Kendall for backup duties. He could potentially see some package-specific work during the season given his ability to tuck and run -- Mayfield has called him the fastest player on the team -- but won't be seeing extensive reps this season unless injury strikes.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 02:05:00 PM

Oklahoma redshirt senior QB Baker Mayfield called redshirt sophomore QB Kyler Murray "the fastest player on the team."

Murray, who transferred over to Oklahoma from Texas A&M in December of 2015, sat out the past season to satisfy NCAA regulations. He's eligible, now. With Mayfield already having the starting job locked down, Murray and sophomore Austin Kendall are battling it out in camp for backup honors.
Source: OU Daily
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 06:51:00 PM

Oklahoma soon-to-be redshirt freshman QB Kyler Murray plans to join the Sooners baseball team in the spring of 2017.

In his first media session since joining Oklahoma from Texas A&M, Murray told reporters he missed playing baseball. Many believe his pro projection is much better as a baseball player and Murray could have been a first-round pick in the MLB Draft if he elected to go that route. Murray will be eligible to practice with the football team this season but not play until 2017, when he will compete for the starting gig.
Source: News OK
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 08:59:00 AM

It's unclear if Oklahoma freshman QB Kyler Murray will play baseball at the school.

Murray planned on playing baseball at Texas A&M this spring prior to transferring to Oklahoma. "We haven’t gotten there yet," OU football coach Bob Stoops said earlier this month. "We’re gonna get him in here. First things first, let’s get him on the football team." The former five-star quarterback prospect will compete for the starting job in 2017. In three starts and eight games total with the Aggies, Murray completed 59.5 percent of his attempts for 686 yards and a 5/7 TD/INT rate while rushing for 335 yards.
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Former Texas A&M freshman QB Kyler Murray has signed with Oklahoma.

Murray will join Oklahoma for the spring semester. The Sooners recruited Murray out of high school, but Kyler chose Texas A&M and started games during his first season. He will have to sit out the 2016 season to satisfy transfer regulations, but Oklahoma has experience in this area, as current starter Baker Mayfield transferred from Texas Tech. Mayfield apparently wowed coaches during practices while he was redshirting, and the obvious conclusion is that Murray will eventually start when Mayfield leaves.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 02:56:00 PM

Texas is not interested in Texas A&M freshman transfer QB Kyler Murray, according to beat writer Anwar Richardson.

"UT is focused on future QBs Shane Buechele & Sam Ehlinger," Richardson tweeted. That certainly doesn't bode well for freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard, either. Murray would not be eligible to play until 2017 if he transferred to an FBS program. Many expect him to pursue baseball over football.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 10:17:00 AM

Texas A&M freshman QB Kyler Murray cannot transfer to any SEC program or Texas A&M opponent over the next four seasons.

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman notes many expect Murray to pursue baseball rather than football. Since Murray elected to bypass the MLB after high school, he must wait multiple years to enter the draft. Murray could pursue both sports wherever he ends up, as numerous prospects have done the same.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 10:25:00 AM

Texas A&M freshman QB Kyler Murray tweeted a goodbye message to the school and its fans.

"I wish nothing but the best to all my guys in that locker room," Murray tweeted. He has said that his decision to transfer is final. The Aggies do not appear terribly devastated that he's leaving. Lauded offensive lineman Germain Ifedi tweeted this on Thursday: "Entitlement is such a silly beast. Welcome to 2015."
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 09:08:00 PM

Texas A&M freshman QB Kyler Murray has requested a transfer from the school and his decision is "final," according to beat writer Billy Liucci.

Texas A&M is basically without a quarterback. Murray follows Kyle Allen out the door, and leaves everyone wondering what Kevin Sumlin will do at the position for next season. Sumlin has showed he is not afraid to switch up his No. 1 quarterback, and perhaps that is the reason for these quarterbacks deciding to leave. Many will suggest Oklahoma's Trevor Knight to A&M as a graduate transfer.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 04:30:00 PM