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Kyler Cole Murray (born August 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Texas A&M Aggies and Oklahoma Sooners. He also played as an outfielder for the Oklahoma Sooners baseball team. He won the 2014 Gatorade Football Player of the Year award as a senior in high school. He started his college career at Texas A&M, only playing one season for the Aggies before transferring to Oklahoma. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he wasn't able to play for the 2016 season. During his 2017 college season, he served as a backup to starting quarterback Baker Mayfield.

In 2018, Murray was named the starting quarterback. Murray immediately made an impact, leading his conference in passing yards and touchdowns, as well as setting a Big 12 single-season passer rating record with a 199.2 passer rating. He was named AP College Football Player of the Year and was awarded the Heisman Trophy for his performance.

Following Mayfield, Murray was drafted first overall himself by the Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after setting multiple Cardinals franchise rookie passing records. During his second season in 2020, he made the Pro Bowl. He was also drafted ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB draft, making him the first player ever to be drafted in the first rounds of both sports.

Murray was born in Bedford, Texas, to Kevin Murray and Misun Henderson.[1] He attended Allen High School in Allen, Texas.[2] As a senior in 2014, he was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year.[3][4] His team won three straight state championships and 43 games in a row. He missed one start during this streak and finished his career with a perfect 42–0 record as a starting quarterback.[5]

Murray was ranked by ESPN, Scout.com, and 247Sports as a five-star recruit and the best dual-threat quarterback in his class.[6][7] In May 2014, he committed to Texas A&M University to play college football and college baseball.[8][9][10] He officially signed with them on February 4, 2015.[11]

Murray also played baseball and was considered one of the top prospects for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. In high school, Murray was a shortstop and a second baseman. He was the first player to ever be selected for both the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game and Under Armour All-America Football Game.[13][14]

As a true freshman in 2015, Murray competed with Kyle Allen before the season for the starting quarterback position.[15] Allen won the job, with Murray appearing in games as a backup (primarily on plays involving the wildcat formation).[16] After the team lost two straight games in October, the competition was opened again prior to the South Carolina game, and Murray won the starting quarterback position.[17] In his first start, Murray threw for 223 yards and rushed for 156 yards with a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown, making him and Cam Newton the only Southeastern Conference quarterbacks in the past 20 years to gain over 100 yards passing and rushing, including a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in their first career start.[18] In his second start the next game against Auburn, Murray threw for 105 yards while throwing three interceptions, and rushing for 37 yards in the 26–10 loss.[19] He rebounded from his previous game the next week against Western Carolina, throwing for 191 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, while rushing for 50 yards in the 41–17 blowout win.[20] After the game, Allen was named the starting quarterback and Murray was sidelined for the rest of the season. On December 24, 2015, Murray announced that he was transferring to the University of Oklahoma. Per NCAA transfer rules, he had to miss the 2016 season.[21]

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