What to Know
- 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."