Leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft, Kyler Murray’s name continuously graced headlines across the country. With the selection process firmly in the rearview mirror, nothing has changed for the former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback. Moments after hearing his name called, Murray signed a ‘draft helmet’ and included the words “Go Cards!”
Sent to auction, the autographed piece of memorabilia fetched $3,450 as initially reported by Arizona Republic’s Katherine Fitzgerald. Starting off at an affordable $150, the final bid eclipsed all previous marks becoming a record setting number.
According to Sports Illustrated, the proceeds will directly benefit the football program at Allen High School. In 2014, Murray graduated from the same high school. It’s not common for the proceeds of an NFL Auction to return to the draftees alma mater, as this occasions marks the second instance.