CCG CONGRATULATIONS to BEDFORD, TX-native OKLAHOMA SOONERS Junior Quarterback #1 KYLERMURRAY for being named the 2018 HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER!!!
With Kyler Murray winning the 2018 HEISMAN, this marks the second consecutive year that an Oklahoma QB has brought home the prestigious award. Current CLEVELAND BROWNS Quarterback #6 BAKER MAYFIELD brought it home for 2017. This year also marks the seventh Heisman win by a SOONER, tying OU with NOTRE DAME and OHIO STATE who also count seven winners.
Kyler Murray is also an accomplished athletic double-threat as a base`ball player, having already signed a $4.66 million deal with the OAKLAND A's.
Before leading the Sooners this fall to a 12-1 record, a Big 12 Championship and an appearance in the playoff later this month, Murray was drafted ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in this year's MLB draft, agreeing to a $4.66 million signing bonus. Like Harper, he is represented by superagent Scott Boras.
Although Murray has another season of eligibility remaining and is also considered a potential first-round pick in the NFL draft, he has said he is prepared to give up football to focus on baseball.
If Murray does pursue baseball as planned, he could become only the third player to win the Heisman and play in the majors, after Bo Jackson and Vic Janowicz.
Oklahoma's late-season Heisman campaign for Murray actually hearkened back Jackson, the 1985 Heisman winner who went on to star in both the NFL and MLB, and his "Bo Knows" Nike adsThe two remaining 2018 Heisman Trophy Finalists were ALABAMA Quarterback TUA TAGOVAILOA and OHIO STATE Quarterback DWANE HASKINS.