The speculation is over. Oklahoma quarterback, and Heisman Trophy winner, Kyler Murray has to declared for the NFL Draft.
While his decision won’t end the debate between baseball and football for the Allen, Texas native, it does officially mark the end of his career at the University of Oklahoma.
However, Murray’s Sooners legacy is not complete just yet. He has still has the chance to make history but doing something that has never been done before. No player has ever been selected in the first round of the Major League Draft and the first round of the NFL Draft.
Doing things that have never been done before seems to be what Murray does best. Last fall he became the first quarterback ever to average 300 passing yards, and 60-plus rushing yards per game. He became the first quarterback ever to succeed a Heisman Trophy winner and go on to win the prestigious trophy himself.
As good as Baker Mayfield was in 2017, Murray was better in 2018. That in of itself speaks volumes.
Accounting for 5,362 total yards of offense, and 54 touchdowns, in 2018, Murray leaves Oklahoma as one of the greatest athletes to ever step on the gridiron. On Thursday night, April 25th, we’ll find out how much more his Sooner legacy grows.