Published: Sun, December 16, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Kyler Murray’s baseball agent says he won’t play football

Kyler Murray’s baseball agent says he won’t play football

"Coach Riley, nobody really knows how hard these past couple of years have been for me but you and my family", Murray said tearfully.

Murray and Tagovailoa are also expected to finish their respective seasons with higher passing efficiencies than Mayfield's record set during his Heisman Trophy-winning season past year. But Oklahoma quarterback Murray won the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's best quarterback, beating Tagovailoa out for that honor.

A rare two-sport star, Murray was a top-10 pick in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics.

Murray, who threw for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns this year, is set to lead the 11-1 Sooners into the College Football Playoff against undefeated Alabama on December 29.

The 2018 Heisman Trophy victor will be announced on Saturday, December 8 at 7 pm, ET. Murray spent one tumultuous season with the Aggies, playing eight games before deciding to transfer. This season, as the focal point of Lincoln Riley's creative offense, Murray developed into the dominant player he had seemed destined to become while at Allen.

"This is insane. This is an honor", Murray said following the announcement.

After passing for 396 yards and 6 touchdowns during "The Game" against the No. 1 defense in the country and 499 yards with 5 scores in the Big Ten Championship Game, Haskins' invitation was secured. Mayfield finished last season averaging 353 yards of offense and accounting for 49 touchdowns as Oklahoma won the conference and lost a playoff semifinal to Georgia in a wild Rose Bowl.

Oklahoma joins Yale (Larry Kelly and Clint Frank, 1936-37), Army (Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis, 1945-46), Ohio State (Archie Griffin, 1974-75) and USC (Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush, 2004-05) as schools to feature back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners, although Bush technically was forced to give back his trophy due to NCAA sanctions.

Murray apologized right away, tweeting, "I used a poor choice of word that doesn't reflect who I am or what I believe".

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