Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray wins Davey O'Brien Award

Murray Wins Davey O'Brien Award

Murray Wins Davey O'Brien Award

Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on 56 ballots submitted by AP college football poll voters and announced Thursday.

He is up against Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa for the Heisman Trophy which will be presented Saturday night.

Earlier in the day, the Walter Camp Award for best player went to Tagovailoa, while Murray won the Associated Press' Player of the Year. Murray took home the Davey O'Brien Award, which goes to the best quarterback.

But, after an electrifying season that saw Murray eviscerate opposing defenses on his way to becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist, the 21-year-old might be eyeing a more exclusive path. He joins Henry (2015) and McCarron (2013) as the only Crimson Tide players to win the Maxwell Award.

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.

The Walter Camp victor has won the Heisman the last five seasons. The Oscars of the college football world, ESPN hosted this year's college football awards show with notable players can coaches in attendance. Given to the nation's best quarterback, the Davey O'Brien award is seen as one of the most-prestigious awards in the game. That battle, which will rage on this weekend in NY for the Heisman, was won by Kyler Murray. Tagovailoa has thrown for 3,353 yards, 37 touchdowns to four interceptions and has completed almost 68 percent of his passes.

Murray has thrown at least two touchdown passes in 12 of 13 games this season, and has thrown at least three TD passes in 10 contests. He received a $4.6 million signing bonus from the A's with the expectation that this would be his last season on the gridiron. He also has rushed for 892 yards and 11 TDs.

Murray started his career at Texas A&M, where his father, Kevin Murray, set season and career passing records as the Aggies' quarterback in the mid-1980s.

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