The Arizona Cardinals Select “THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA’S HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER” QUARTERBACK KYLER MURRAY with No. 1 overall pick in 2019 NFL Draft.
Murray — a two-sport star at Oklahoma — became the first athlete ever to have been chosen in the top 10 selections of both the NFL and Major League Baseball drafts.
Kyler Cole Murray (born August 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He previously played college football for the Texas A&M Aggies and Oklahoma Sooners. He also played as an outfielder for the Oklahoma Sooners baseball team. He was the 2014 Gatorade Football Player of the Year as a senior in high school, and 2018 Associated Press Player of the Year as a college senior at Oklahoma. Murray was the recipient of the 2018 Heisman Trophy.
The Oakland Athletics selected Murray with the ninth overall selection in the 2018 MLB draft. Following his Heisman Trophy-winning 2018 season at Oklahoma, he declared his intentions to enter the 2019 NFL Draft. He was selected first overall by the Cardinals.
Murray was born in Bedford, Texas, to Kevin Murray and Misun Henderson. He attended Allen High School in Allen, Texas. As a senior in 2014, he was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year. His team won three straight state championships and 43 games in a row. He missed one start during this streak and finished his career with a perfect 42–0 record as a starting quarterback.
Murray was ranked by ESPN, Scout.com, and 247Sports as a five-star recruit and the best dual-threat quarterback in his class. In May 2014, he committed to Texas A&M University to play college football and college baseball. He officially signed with them on February 4, 2015.
Oakland Raiders 1st round NFL draft pick, and 4th PICK.
At a Coaches 4 Character event at Relentless Church in Greenville, SC, March 12, 2019, former Clemson football star Clelin Ferrell says he’s active in the “workplace.”
Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Ferrell, who accumulated 50 tackles for loss in only three seasons at Clemson to rank sixth on the career leaders list in that category, will watch the draft unfold from home, surrounded by family and friends and ESPN cameras as well.
Here are a few facts about the Richmond, Virginia, native.
How do you pronounce Clelin Ferrell’s name?
Ferrell was too polite to correct the media throughout much of his career, but the true pronunciations of both Clelin and Ferrell came to light during the NFL Combine.
Let’s make it official: CLEE-lihn FUR-uhl
Not surprisingly, Ferrell in January was named recipient of the inaugural Tim Bourret Award, which recognizes the Clemson football player who best represents himself, his teammates and Clemson University in the media. Voting on the award was split into thirds, with one-third of the vote belonging to local media, one-third to the Sports Information staff and one-third belonging to Coach Dabo Swinney.