Earlier within the week, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was showcasing the workforce’s new jerseys. Now, he has been completely memorialized at his alma matter.
The College of Oklahoma unveiled a statue on Saturday of Murray, who performed for the varsity from 2017-18. Murray was current for the statue’s public unveiling alongside Oklahoma head coach Brent Venables and Bob Stoops (Oklahoma’s head coach from 1999-2016), amongst others.
Murray began his collegiate profession at Texas A&M in 2015, after which transferred to Oklahoma after one season and red-shirted for one yr. In 2017, Murray backed up eventual Heisman winner and 2018 No. 1 general draft decide Baker Mayfield.
As soon as Murray turned the Sooners’ beginning quarterback, he was must-see TV.
Murray totaled 4,361 passing yards, 42 passing touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 199.2 passer score, whereas finishing 69% of his passes in 2018. He additionally totaled 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns on the bottom. Murray’s efforts in each the cross and run recreation helped him win the 2018 Heisman Trophy Award and get the Sooners to the School Soccer Playoff, although they misplaced to Alabama within the semifinal spherical.
Whereas Murray needs that he may’ve began not less than yet one more season, he expressed to Oklahoma’s social media workforce that he cherishes his time on the college.
“The truth that I did belief within the course of and never transferring once more or no matter it might be – as a result of these days, the switch portal, stuff like that. I caught it by means of, trusted the individuals round me, made nice relationships, nice friendships – lifelong, you already know, with the coaches and stuff like that,” Murray stated.
“I’m grateful for all the things that occurred right here. I wouldn’t change it for the world. Solely factor I might change is having the ability to play yet one more yr. Play yet one more yr. I hate that I solely acquired one season right here. However no, I beloved my time right here.”
The Cardinals chosen Murray with the No. 1 decide within the 2019 NFL Draft, and he has been their major quarterback since. Murray is at present recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered in December.
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