Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa won the Maxwell Award on Thursday night.

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray won the Davey O'Brien Award for the nation's top quarterback Thursday night at the Home Depot College Football Awards. For the first time since 2008, when Oklahoma's Sam Bradford, Texas' Colt McCoy and Florida's Tim Tebow were the Heisman finalists, only quarterbacks were invited to NY for the trophy presentation.

Murray lost out on the Maxwell award to Tagovailoa.


Murray was drafted by the A's in the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and said he would give up football after playing this season with the Sooners.

That didn't stop one Ohio State fan from calling out Kirk Herbstreit on Twitter for ESPN's "typical Ohio State and Big Ten disrespect". The Davey O'Brien Award honors the nation's top quarterback each year. Griffin was a running back at Ohio State from 1972 to 1975, finishing fifth in Heisman voting after his sophomore season before winning the trophy in both his junior and senior years.

Murray's 51 combined touchdowns are the most of anyone in college football.


The last five Walter Camp winners won the Heisman Trophy and the last four Maxwell winners have won the Heisman.

Murray joins Baker Mayfield (2017), Josh Heupel (2000), Jason White (2003) and Sam Bradford (2008) as previous AP Player of the Year winners from Oklahoma. No other school has had more than two players win AP Player of the Year. This season's finalists, each still with at least one more game, have passed for 11,986 yards and 124 touchdowns, completing 69.7 percent of their passes at 10.6 yards per attempt.


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