Kyler Murray is among the rare athletes who could perform their best in two sports: football and baseball.
Murray is presently the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. This accolade is given yearly to the most valuable college football player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Murray is currently playing as quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners football program of the University of Oklahoma.
Last season, he has passed for 4,361 yards and made 42 touchdowns for the college football team.
In addition, Murray rushed 140 times for 1,001 yards, complementing a 69 completion percentage with seven interceptions.
With these playing statistics, he posted the second-best passer efficiency rating in the history of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
In terms of Murray’s baseball stint, the Texas native was chosen by the Oakland Athletics as the first-round, ninth overall selection in the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft.
He was recorded as a very prolific outfielder. Murray was able to hit .296/.398/.556. Furthermore, he completed ten stolen bases and ten home runs.
On Monday, the 21-year-old college athlete has made an official declaration on his Twitter page, @TheKylerMurray.
He stated that he has decided to commit his time on becoming a National Football League (NFL) quarterback.
His firm decision is founded by the fact that football has been his “love and passion my entire life.”
Murray stated that he believes that he grew up to assume the important role in the NFL. Thus, he is anticipating the complete dedication of his life to being the optimal quarterback.
Plus, he cited that he is looking forward to bagging NFL championship victories.
Murray revealed that he has already begun intensive training sessions that will further prime him for forthcoming interviews and exercises.
The Oklahoma Sooners quarterback also cited that he is enthusiastically waiting for the chance to continue to prove himself as a worthy athlete to the NFL decision-makers in the draft.
The five-foot-ten Murray is eligible for the NFL draft this year which is slated from April 25 to 27.
Apparently, as a two-sport rising star, Murray’s well-rounded execution of his sporting talents are certainly difficult to disregard.
Robert Paul Melvin, the incumbent manager of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball, described Murray as among those atypical athletes who would highly succeed in any sport that they played.