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Kyler Murray won the 2018 Heisman Trophy. The Oklahoma Sooner's 7th player to win the award.
Murray was born in Bedford and attended Allen High School.
Murray won three straight state championships at Allen, and finished his high school career with a perfect 42-0 record as starting QB.
Heisman Trophy winner and Allen native Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL over playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics.
Murray was the ninth overall pick in last June's baseball amateur draft, and the outfielder agreed to a minor league contract with Oakland for a $4.66 million signing bonus. He is a football quarterback and he is eligible for this year's NFL draft, which starts April; 25.
Oakland, which started spring training workouts Monday, had a locker with a No. 73 jersey waiting for him.
Murray tweeted: "Moving forward, I am firmly and fully committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback."