On June 15, the A's signed Kyler Murray to a $4.66 million signing bonus selecting him with the No. 9 pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. Just over two months later, Murray was named the starting quarterback at University of Oklahoma where he will try to lead the Sooners on the gridiron for free.
The Sooners open their season Sept. 1 against Florida Atlantic.
Murray served as Baker Mayfield's backup last season as Mayfield went on to win the Heisman trophy and was the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. In 2017, Murray appeared in seven games and threw for 359 yards while adding 142 yards rushing.
He started his college career at Texas A&M in 2015 and totaled 686 yards through the air and 335 yards on the ground. Between the two schools, Murray has eight passing touchdowns, seven interceptions and one rushing touchdown. He sat out the 2016 season due to transfer rules.
Murray shined on the baseball diamond in 2017. The center fielder hit .296 with 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases.
In high school, Murray was named the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback by ESPN and No. 9 shortstop in the country by Perfect Game.