|Full Name:||Kyler Cole Murray|
|Place of Birth:||Bedford, Texas|
|Parents:||Missy Murray, Kevin Murray|
Kyler Murray is a quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL.
He played college football for the Texas A&M Aggies and Oklahoma Sooners, and was as an outfielder for the Oklahoma Sooners baseball team. He won the Heisman Trophy award for his 2018 season with Oklahoma.
He was drafted first overall by the Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft, as well as ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB draft, making him the only player to ever be drafted in the first rounds of both sports.
Murray finished his rookie season with 3,722 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, and 12 interceptions to go along with 544 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns on 93 carries and was named a Pro Bowl Alternate. He won the AP Rookie Of The Year Award.
Murray attended Allen High School in Allen, Texas, where his team won three straight state championships and 43 games in a row. He finished his career with a perfect 42–0 record as a starting quarterback.
ESPN, Scout.com and 247Sports ranked Murray as a five-star recruit and the best dual-threat quarterback in his class. In May 2014, he committed to Texas A&M University to play college football and college baseball.
Over the course of his high school career, Murray compiled 117 passing touchdowns, 69 running touchdowns, 10,386 passing yards and 4,139 rushing yards.
In his first start, Murray threw for 223 yards and rushed for 156 yards with a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown. His time at Texas A&M was short-lived however, and after the season he announced that he was transferring to the University of Oklahoma. In the 2017 season, Murray was a backup quarterback to Baker Mayfield.
In 2018, Murray threw for more than 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns in the 2018 regular season. In December 2018, Murray won the Heisman Trophy. Murray became only the third Heisman Trophy winner to not be awarded consensus All-American honors.
Murray was drafted first overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft after a long offseason where some wondered whether he would report to the Oakland A’s, who had drafted him in the 1st round.
Ultimately, Murray decided to play football, a sport that he has been fantastic at so far into his short career. Murray finished his rookie season with 3,722 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, and 12 interceptions to go along with 544 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns on 93 carries and was named a Pro Bowl Alternate.
Murray won the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. Halfway through his second season, Murray was on pace to be the first player in NFL history to have 4,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing.
Similar to Patrick Mahomes, Murray has gotten off to a modest start concerning his endorsement deals. Currently, he has agreements with Perfect Hydration and Nike.
Murray signed a four-year, $35 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals after being drafted 1st overall.
Murray's father, Kevin Murray, was a quarterback at Texas A&M from 1983 to 1986. His uncle, University of Texas alumnus Calvin Murray, is a former professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, and Chicago Cubs. Murray is a third-generation Korean American, with his maternal grandmother being a South Korean national.
His cousin, Devin Duvernay, is a wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens.