The Curious Case of Kyler Murray

Written by Charlie Mitelhaus

To be athletically gifted enough to obtain a full-scholarship to play a sport at the NCAA division one level is incredible. To be able to play two, is incredibly rare. To be able to have your choice of the two on which you would like to play professional ball in, is just downright unheard of in this day and age. Yet the University of Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray is faced with that exact predicament.

After completing arguably the most impressive career in Texas high school football history, winning three consecutive state championships, going undefeated in all three of those years, Kyler Murray having won the Heisman just a month ago is faced with a decision that young boys grow up dreaming about. MLB? or NFL? The Oakland A’s already drafted Murray, yet his first love has always been football. The organization told the San Francisco Chronicle, that they do expect Murray to test the NFL Draft waters. Now, the date to watch for is February 15, when A’s position players report to spring training. The NFL scouting combine kicks off February 26, if Murray does not attend spring training, he will surely see where he stacks up against the rest of the NFL Draft bound signal callers at the combine.

If Murray does choose football over baseball, he will have to reimburse the $4.66 million signing bonus he already received from the A’s. January 14 is the deadline for underclassmen to declare for this year’s NFL Draft. Be on the lookout for news regarding one of the top collegiate athletes in the country and his decision on whether he would rather sling touchdowns or throw runners out.

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Charlie Mitelhaus