Kyler Murray

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Position: QB
Height: 5-10
Weight: 207
Arms: 28 1/2
Hands: 9 1/2
Experience: 5
College: Oklahoma
Age: 26
Hometown: Allen, TX

Kyler Cole Murray was born on August 7, 1997, in Bedford, Texas, U.S. He is widely renowned as an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). The son of former college football quarterback Kevin Murray, Kyler was born to have talent for the sport, taking after his father’s prowess.

In high school, Kyler Murray excelled both in football and baseball, earning himself three Texas state championships for football and a Gatorade Football Player of the Year award. His dual-sport athleticism earned him significant attention, ultimately leading to him being drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the Major League Baseball draft straight out of high school.

However, Murray chose to pursue football. He attended Texas A&M University in 2015, where his father once showcased his skills. It proved to be a rocky start for Murray. As a freshman, he started three games but struggled with consistency. After his first year, he transferred to the University of Oklahoma, where he had to sit out the 2016 season due to the NCAA’s transfer rules.

At Oklahoma, his football career began to soar. Sitting behind Baker Mayfield, who would become the number one pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Murray was patient. In 2018, after Mayfield graduated, Murray began his reign as the Sooner’s starting quarterback. That season, he led Oklahoma to a Big 12 Championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff. His exceptional performance earned him the prestigious Heisman Trophy, recognizing him as the best player in college football.

Despite the promising future in football, Murray was still enticed by the prospect of a baseball career. He was selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB Draft and even signed a contract with a $4.6 million signing bonus. However, football called him back again, and he decided to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

In the 2019 NFL Draft, Murray was the first overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals, marking the first time in history that a single player was picked in the first round of both the NFL and MLB drafts. The Cardinals’ selection of Murray signaled a new era in Arizona, with coach Kliff Kingsbury implementing a high-flying offensive attack tailored to Murray’s unique dual-threat skill set.

In his rookie year, he proved his worth by winning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Over the following seasons, Murray continued to flourish in the NFL. He is a model of the modern quarterback: able to make plays with his arm and legs and a threat to defenses every time he has the ball.

Despite his undeniable talent, Murray is known as much for his character and leadership as he is for his natural abilities. He continually exhibits humility, a relentless work ethic, and an unparalleled competitive spirit that endears him to his coaches, teammates, and fans. He also remains an excellent example of a dual-sport athlete, a competitor who chose football but still loves and respects baseball.

With his unique blend of physical skills and intangible qualities, Kyler Murray has quickly become one of the most exciting and respected athletes in the NFL. He continues to electrify on the field, showcasing the same dazzling abilities that made him a star in high school and college, now ripping through the best defenses the professional sport has to offer. As he continues his career, the sports world will surely watch with earnest excitement.

Latest Stats

Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec 03, 2023 Stats (away)
projected_passing_yards: 272.8
projected_passing_attempts: 39.4
projected_rushing_attempts: 9.3
projected_passing_completions: 25.6

New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals on Dec 12, 2022 Stats (home)
projected_passing_yards: 240.1
projected_passing_attempts: 34.9
projected_rushing_attempts: 6.1
projected_passing_completions: 22.7

Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals on Nov 06, 2022 Stats (home)
projected_passing_yards: 258.2
projected_passing_attempts: 36.4
projected_rushing_attempts: 8.14
projected_passing_completions: 24.9

Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings on Oct 30, 2022 Stats (away)
projected_passing_yards: 257.7
projected_passing_attempts: 36
projected_rushing_attempts: 6.3
projected_passing_completions: 24.6

New Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals on Oct 20, 2022 Stats (home)
projected_passing_yards: 246.6
projected_passing_attempts: 36.7
projected_rushing_attempts: 5.8
projected_passing_completions: 24.1

Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Oct 16, 2022 Stats (away)
projected_passing_yards: 270.8
projected_passing_attempts: 37.2
projected_rushing_attempts: 6.6
projected_passing_completions: 25.4

Indianapolis Colts vs. Arizona Cardinals on Dec 25, 2021 Stats (home)
projected_passing_yards: 245

Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals on Dec 13, 2021 Stats (home)
projected_passing_yards: 383