Kyler Murray Picks NFL over MLB

Kyler Murray
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Feb. 11 (UPI) — Uber athletic Oklahoma Sooners star Kyler Murray has made his decision between the National Football League and Major League Baseball.

Murray announced his decision to solely concentrate on the gridiron Monday on Twitter.

“Moving forward, I am committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback,” Murray wrote.

“Football has been my love and passion my entire life,” Murray added. “I was raised to play QB, and I very much look forward to dedicating 100% of myself to being the best QB possible and winning NFL championships. I have started an extensive training program to further prepare myself for upcoming NFL workouts and interviews. I eagerly await the opportunity to continue to prove to NFL decision makers that I am the franchise QB in this draft.”

The Oakland Athletics selected Murray with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft. Murray was allowed to play his final season for the Sooners and won the 2018 Heisman Trophy.

He is projected to be a first round pick in several mock drafts, including those conducted by NFL.com and ESPN.

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