32 Facts About Kyler Murray

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Kyler Murray was selected first overall by the Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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Kyler Murray was selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball in the 2018 draft, making him the first player to be drafted in the first round of both sports.

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Kyler Murray received consecutive Pro Bowl selections during his next two seasons, along with leading the Cardinals to the playoffs in 2021, their first appearance since 2015.

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Kyler Murray was born in Bedford, Texas to Kevin Kyler Murray and Misun Henderson.

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Kyler Murray's team won three straight state championships and 43 games in a row.

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Kyler Murray played baseball and was considered one of the top prospects for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.

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In high school, Kyler Murray was a shortstop and a second baseman.

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Kyler Murray was the first player to ever be selected for both the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game and Under Armour All-America Football Game.

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Kyler Murray made his season debut in the season opener against UTEP.

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In December 2018, Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy as the best collegiate football player in the country, giving Oklahoma back-to-back Heisman winners.

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Kyler Murray helped lead Oklahoma to a Big 12 Championship win and an appearance in the College Football Playoff.

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Kyler Murray became only the third Heisman Trophy winner to not be awarded consensus All-American honors.

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Kyler Murray played for the Oklahoma Sooners baseball team in 2017 as a left fielder.

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14.

Kyler Murray signed a contract with the Athletics which included a $4.

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Some believed that Kyler Murray's pursuit of a football career at the expense of a potential one in baseball was a mistake because of his limited stature relative to a typical NFL quarterback.

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In contrast, NFL Network reporter Charley Casserly said that Kyler Murray had "the worst report I've ever heard on a top-ranked quarterback from the interview part of it", though Kyler Murray's agent disputed this report.

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Kyler Murray was ranked as the best quarterback prospect available by multiple outlets and sports websites.

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Kyler Murray was drafted first overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft, becoming the shortest quarterback drafted in the first round.

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Kyler Murray led the Cardinals to a comeback in the fourth quarter from a 16-point deficit, joining Jake Plummer as the only Cardinals rookie quarterbacks to throw for 300 yards and two touchdowns since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.

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Kyler Murray was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance.

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In Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks, Kyler Murray threw for 118 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 40 yards before exiting the game due to a hamstring injury.

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Kyler Murray was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 7.

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In Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills, Kyler Murray passed for 245 yards, one passing touchdown, and one interception to go along with 11 carries for 61 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.

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Kyler Murray was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career, and although the physical event was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, an exhibition game was held online by means of the Madden 21 video game.

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Kyler Murray participated as one of 4 players representing the NFC, and won the match, earning Madden NFL 21 Pro Bowl MVP.

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Kyler Murray was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his Week 2 performance.

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On Christmas Day against the Indianapolis Colts, Kyler Murray threw for 245 yards and a passing touchdown and rushed for 74 yards, including a career-long 57-yard run.

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However, Kyler Murray erupted in the second half, throwing for 277 yards and a touchdown plus a rushing two-point conversion, along with scoring a rushing touchdown and throwing for a second two-point conversion to tie with 0:00 left in regulation.

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Kyler Murray is a third-generation Korean American, with his maternal grandmother being a South Korean national.

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30.

Kyler Murray's uncle, University of Texas alumnus Calvin Murray, is a former professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, and Chicago Cubs.

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Kyler Murray's cousin, Devin Duvernay, is a University of Texas alumnus and is a wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens.

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Kyler Murray is an avid chess player, and he has said it has helped him become a better football player.

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