“Football has been my love and passion for my entire life.”
Kyler Murray is a great two-sport athlete from the University of Oklahoma. Murray has been an outfielder on the OU baseball team, and the Oakland Athletics drafted him in the first round of the 2018 Baseball Amateur Draft. Murray was selected ninth overall. Murray is a quarterback for the Sooners, and he recently said that he is going to go to the NFL Combine. Murray is a sure bet to be a first round selection in the upcoming NFL Draft. Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy, emblematic of the Nation’s most outstanding College Football player, in 2018.
Kyler Murray is choosing football over baseball. With his arm and his legs, not only did he win the Heisman Trophy, but he also led the Sooners to the BCS! Since his passion is football, he made the right choice. Football offers him instant recognition in the NFL and the potential for instant fame. Had Murray chosen baseball, in all likelihood, he would have spent several years in the Minor Leagues. Since football is where Murray’s heart is, he might have questioned a decision to play baseball during the many long bus rides that are a big part of the Minor Leagues. Yes, there is less risk of serious injury in baseball, and yes, careers in baseball quite often are longer than careers in football. However, in the end, Kyler Murray followed his heart. And I admire that.