Oklahoma Sooners

Kyler Murray Named Maxwell Award Player of the Week

Rich DeCray


On Tuesday morning, Kyler Murray was named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week. Each week, the Maxwell Award Player of the Week honors the top performance on offense, defense, or special teams by an athlete. Putting up impressive numbers for the second consecutive weekend, the quarterback bested all other college athletes in the eyes of the decision makers.

Completing 21-of-29 pass attempts, Murray play an important role in securing the first road win of the season after several mishaps on the defensive side of the ball. Throwing three touchdowns, the quarterback defined consistency over the weekend. However, showcasing elite athleticism, Murray also led the team in rushing with 77 yards on the ground.

This season, Murray has amassed 1,032 yard from the line of scrimmage. Responsible for 10 touchdowns, the starter continues to lead the machine that is Oklahoma Sooners Football. On the year, the quarterback has been labeled the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week twice, the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week once, and now the Maxwell Award Player of the Week.


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