Oklahoma Names Kyler Murray Starting Quarterback

The Oklahoma Sooners have named Kyle Murray their starting quarterback following a competition with quarterback Austin Kendall.

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley announced the program’s decision on Wednesday, according to The Athletic’s Jason Kersey.

Murray will take the reins of the Oklahoma offense from Baker Mayfield, who was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Murray is a redshirt junior, and is fully expected to shift to baseball following the 2018 season, as the Oakland Athletics selected Murray, who plays the outfield position, with the 9th overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft.

In playing time during the 2017 season, Murray completed 18 of his 21 passing for 359 yards and three touchdowns and no interceptions, while adding 142 yards on the ground in relief of Mayfield.

The Sooners kick off the season on September 1st against FAU.

 

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