Oklahoma to honor Kyler Murray's Heisman season during spring game

Wade-Peeryby:Wade Peery04/20/23

The Oklahoma Sooners have had no shortage of Heisman Trophy winners during their program’s storied history. Few coaches in the history of the game have produced quarterbacks quite like Lincoln Riley has over the years during his college football coaching career. Not only did the Sooners recently dedicate a Heisman Trophy statue to one of his former pupils in Sooner legend Baker Mayfield, but they’re also dedicating another this weekend for Kyler Murray, one of the most prolific athletes in sports’ history. Murray’s statue will join other Sooner greats in Heisman Park, outside Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. On Thursday evening, Sooners’ play-by-play announcer Toby Rowland tweeted a picture of the logo that Oklahoma will have on their 25-yard lines for Saturday’s spring game.

Check it out below.

Kyler Murray is one of the most decorated athletes of all-time

Kyler Murray was one of the most decorated prospects in the 2015 recruiting class coming out of high school. According to the On3 Industry Rankings, Murray was rated as the No. 3 quarterback in the nation and a four-star prospect. To this day, he remains one of the most accomplished high school football players in Texas High School football history.

He led Allen High School (Allen, Texas) to three straight state championships and never lost a game in high school as a starting quarterback (43-0). An incredible athlete, Murray became the first player to ever be selected to the Under Armour All-American game for baseball and football.

During his highly decorated high school career, Murray rolled up 14,500 rushing and passing yards and tallied an astounding 186 touchdowns in three seasons at Allen.

Coming out of high school, Murray ended up committing to the Texas A&M Aggies. He played his freshman year at Texas A&M but would transfer to Oklahoma following the 2015 season.

While at Oklahoma, his wildly successful football career continued. In 2018, he became the Sooners’ seventh Heisman Trophy winner. Murray threw for over 4,300 yards and rushed for over 1,000 yards in the same season, an incredibly rare accomplishment. That season, he threw for 40 passing touchdowns, while tossing in just seven interceptions. Murray propelled the Sooners to a 12-1 overall record and a berth in the College Football Playoff.

He was drafted as the top overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to the Arizona Cardinals. What’s easy to forget is that Murray was actually drafted in the first round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft as well, by the Oakland A’s. He became the first player to ever be drafted in the first round of both the NFL and MLB drafts.

For more information about the statue dedication ceremony and honoring Kyler Murray at halftime of their spring game this weekend, you can check out more details here.