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Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray Oct 31, 2015 - Cropped.jpg
Oklahoma Sooners – No. 1
Position Quarterback
Class Redshirt Sophomore
Career history
High school Allen (TX)
Personal information
Born: (1997-08-07) August 7, 1997 (age 20)
Bedford, Texas
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Kyler Murray (born August 7, 1997) is an American collegiate football quarterback, who plays for the Oklahoma Sooners. He previously played college football for the Texas A&M Aggies. He also plays as an outfielder for the Oklahoma Sooners baseball team. He was the 2014 Gatorade Football Player of the Year.

High school career[edit]

Murray attended Allen High School in Allen, Texas. As a senior in 2014, he was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year.[1][2] 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.[3]

Murray was ranked by ESPN,, and 247Sports as a five-star recruit and the best dual-threat quarterback in his class.[4][5] In May 2014, he committed to Texas A&M University to play college football and college baseball.[6][7][8] He officially signed with them on February 4, 2015.[9]

Murray also plays 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 and Football games.[10][11] Murray opted out of the MLB draft after deciding to attend Texas A&M.[8] He was initially set to play as an infielder for the Texas A&M Aggies baseball team in the 2016 season until he announced his departure from Texas A&M on December 17, 2015.[12]

High school statistics
Year Team Pass Attempts Pass Completions Completion % Pass Yards Pass TDs INT Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush Avg Rush TDs
2012 Allen 249 153 61.4% 2,004 17 5 188 1,370 7.3 25
2013 Allen 325 207 63.7% 3,669 46 9 151 1,274 8.4 19
2014 Allen 433 278 64.2% 4,713 54 8 151 1,495 9.9 25
Total 1,007 638 63.4% 10,386 117 22 490 4,139 8.4 69


US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Kyler Murray
Allen, Texas Allen HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 177 lb (80 kg) 4.5 May 28, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 9 (QB)   Rivals: 5 (QB)  ESPN: 1 (Dual-threat QB)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

Texas A&M (2015)[edit]

As a true freshman in 2015, Murray competed with Kyle Allen before the season for the starting quarterback position.[14] Allen would win the job with Murray appearing in games as a backup (primarily on plays involving the wildcat formation).[15] 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.[16] 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 SEC 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.[17] On December 24, 2015, Murray announced that he was transferring to University of Oklahoma. He sat out the 2016 season per NCAA transfer rules.[18]

Oklahoma (2017)[edit]

In the 2017 season, Murray was a backup quarterback to Baker Mayfield. He got the opportunity to play in some games in relief of Mayfield. He made his season debut in the season opener against UTEP. In the 56–7 victory, he came into the game in the second half and finished 10-of-11 for 149 yards and a touchdown.[19] Two weeks later, against Tulane, he hit all three pass attempts for 103 yards and a touchdown.[20] On November 25, against West Virginia, he started the game after Mayfield was had to sit out some of the game due to disciplinary actions in the previous game against Kansas. In the game, he hit both pass attempts for 52 total yards and a touchdown while contributing 80 rushing yards on three carries.[21]

College statistics[edit]

Texas A&M Aggies
Year Team Pass Attempts Pass Completions Completion % Pass Yards Pass TDs INT Passer Rating Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush Avg Rush TDs
2015 Texas A&M 121 72 59.5% 686 5 7 109.2 53 335 6.3 1
Oklahoma Sooners
2016 Oklahoma - - - - - - - - - - -
2017 Oklahoma 21 18 85.7% 359 3 0 276.5 14 142 10.1 0
2018 Oklahoma - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 142 90 63.4% 1045 8 7 133.9 67 477 7.1 1

Personal life[edit]

Murray's father, Kevin Murray, was a quarterback at Texas A&M from 1983 to 1986.[22][23]


  1. ^ "Kyler Murray presented National Gatorade Player of the Year award at surprise ceremony in Allen". High School Sports Blog. Archived from the original on June 27, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kyler Murray named Gatorade National Football Player of the Year". USA Today High School Sports. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ Fox Sports. "Allen QB Kyler Murray completes perfect career with third state title". FOX Sports. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kyler Murray". Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Scout Recruiting – National Signing Day Coverage, Latest Commits, Top Prospects and More Front Page". Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Top-ranked QB Kyler Murray commits to Texas A&M Aggies". Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ Zac Ellis. "Kyler Murray, four-star QB recruit in the class of 2015, commits to Texas A&M". Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Top-ranked A&M QB signee Kyler Murray opts out of MLB draft". Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Star quarterback Kyler Murray officially signs with Texas A&M". Sports Update. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Kyler Murray Has Wild Journey To Become First Two-Sport Under Armour All-American". Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ "MLB Draft might be the biggest hurdle in getting Allen QB Kyler Murray to Texas A&M". High School Sports Blog. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Top QB recruit Kyler Murray says he'll play at Texas A&M, bypass MLB draft". The Birmingham News. May 6, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Kyler Murray 247Sports Profile". 2015-10-30. 
  14. ^ "Texas A&M's QB battle between Kyle Allen, Kyler Murray will begin soon". ESPN. May 6, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Texas A&M names sophomore Kyle Allen starting quarterback". Sports Illustrated. August 24, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Texas A&M turns to Kyler Murray at quarterback". Sports Illustrated. October 30, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  17. ^ "A&M's Kyler Murray pulls off rare SEC feat in debut". Austin American-Statesman. November 1, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  18. ^ [1]
  19. ^ "UTEP at Oklahoma Box Score, September 2, 2017". College Football at Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  20. ^ "Tulane at Oklahoma Box Score, September 16, 2017". College Football at Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  21. ^ "West Virginia at Oklahoma Box Score, November 25, 2017". College Football at Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  22. ^ "Allen's Kyler Murray follows in dad's footsteps at A&M". WFAA. May 28, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Kevin Murray has gone from one-time A&M star to Dallas-Fort Worth's elite quarterback coach". Retrieved May 6, 2015. 

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