Kyler Murray | Before They Were Famous | MLB & NFL First Round Draft Pick 2019

Kyler Murray | Before They Were Famous | MLB & NFL First Round Draft Pick 2019

Before Kyler Murray would be drafted first
overall to the Arizona Cardnials in the NFL 2019 Draft making him the first ever athlete
to be a first round draft pick in both professional football and baseball. Before Kyler Murray would clock in over 500K
followers on Instagram and over 160 plus K on Twitter at the time of this recording… Before he took home a 2014 / 2015 Gatoraid
Football Player of the Year award and would pick up the Heisman Trophy in 2018 playing
with Oklahoma. Just last year Kyler Murray had already secured
the bag as the 9th pick in the 2018 MLB draft going to the Oakland Athletics with a signing
bonus of $4.6 Million dollars. Most people would chalk that up as the ultimate
W but Kyler had always been a man of two sports, much like his old man who faced the same tough
decision a few decades earlier. Murray’s high school career is one of the
greatest in Texas football history and became the first athlete ever to be selected for
both the Under Armour All-America Baseball and Football games. But before he became the number one NFL draft
pick he had some tough decisions to make… and who can blame him. I mean I’ve seen Moneyball. What’s going on guys? It’s your boy Michael McCrudden documenting
the life and career of Kyler Murray prior to fame, here for you of course on Before
They Were Famous. We had a couple hot drops during march madness
with Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and Tacko Falls. We have yet to Ja Morant so we will get working
on that. We need more suggestions from you guys in
the comments down below, how about Nick Bosa? Quinnen Williams? or Clelin Ferrel? All 2019 Draft picks. You guys let me know, but for now let’s get
into Kyler Murray. Kyler Cole Murray was born on August 7th,
1997 in Bedford Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth. If you know anything about Texas well they
love themselves some football. Pennington Field in Bedford Texas has 12,500
seats which is one quarter the size of the town’s population. Kyler is a second-generation Korean American,
with his grandmother being a South Korean national, what does this mean? Well dude probably likes some K Pop. As with many of today’s great sports super
stars the story starts with Kyler’s father Kevin Murray who he himself was torn between
a career in Baseball or Football. He was selected in the 11th round of the 1982
MLB draft and ultimately faced the same difficult decision as his son did, having to decide
if he was going to pursue baseball or football. Kevin’s baseball career was short-lived
as he hit just .161 in 41 games with the Pikeville Brewers, which were one of the team’s minor
league affiliates. Kevin decided to head to Texas A&M to play
college football, we actually found some footage but remember this was the 80’s so the picture
quality isn’t great. The music ain’t so great either. Once he made the switch, Kevin was a standout
quarterback. During his four seasons he threw for 6,506
uards and 48 touchdowns. He declared his eligibility for the NFL but
an ankle injury squashed this dream. He went on to coach high school football while
running his own football training business specializing in quarter backs. Obviously he played a major role in his son’s
development on the field. There was some success in the family with
the MLB, his uncle Calvin Murray played professional baseball for the San Francisco Giants, Texas
Rangers and the Chicago Cubs. As for Kylers mom Missy, In an Instagram post
he stated: To the two strongest women in my life, I love
ya! Happy She had this to say about her sons strange
obsession when he was just a toddler. “This is a kid that when he was 5 and 6,
his toys in his room were color-coordinated. All his Power Rangers, all the red ones were
together, all the white ones were together. That was me, so he grew up learning that.” There was actually a third sport young Kyler
dabbled in during his youth which was Basketball playing from 7 to 10 for the Brewer’s Texas
Tar Heels. His old Basketbal coach recalls that even
at the age of 7 the kid hated to lose, makes sense cause the kid’s horoscope is that of
Leo just like Tom Brady. I’m just putting that out there. Kyler attended Allen High School in Allen,
Texas where he played both Baseball and Football. On the diamond he played shortstop and as
a second baseman. He was the first player to ever be selected
for both the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game and Under Armour All-America Football
Game. It was as a football player he led the team
to three straight state championships as quarter back. Kyler finished his high school career with
a perfect 42-0 record as a starting quarterback helping Allen build a 43-game winning streak
that is No. 6 all-time in state history. He finished his career with 10,388 yards passing
and 117 passing touchdowns, both Top 10 in Texas high school history. He led his team in rushing for two seasons
as well, finishing his career with 4,093 yards and 69 scores on the ground. He cemented his status as the best amateur
football player in state history and for his hard work. He earned himself the title of 2014 Gatoraid
Football Player of the year in his senior year, posting about this honour on Instagram
he stated:
This is an incredible honor and truly an amazing night, one that I will never forget! Thank you Gatorade and all those who contributed
to this unbelievable moment for me. In May 2014, he committed to Texas A&M University
to play college football where he won the starting quarterback position while continuing
to play college baseball. In his first start, Kyler threw for 223 yards
and rushed for 156 yards with a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown, making him and Cam
Newton the only Southeastern Conference quarterbacks in the past 20 years to gain over 100 yards
passing and rushing, including a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in their first career
start. On December 24, 2015, Murray announced that
he was transferring to the University of Oklahoma. Per NCAA transfer rules, he had to miss the
2016 season. Murray played for the Oklahoma Sooners baseball
team in 2017 as a left fielder. He had a .122 batting average and six runs
batted in RBIs in 27 games. In 2018, playing as a centerfielder, Murray
batted .296 with 10 home runs, 47 RBIs, and 10 stolen bases. Over at the University of Oklahoma Kyler worked
his way up to becoming the starting quarterback. He threw for more than 4,000 yards and 40
touchdowns in the 2018 regular season. In December 2018, Murray was awarded the Heisman
Trophy as the best collegiate football player in the country and took his team to the 2019
Orange Bowl. Kyler was a complete animal travelling with
both teams playing both sports. Despite his intentions to play professional
football the MLB expressed their interest with the Oakland Athletics selecting Murray
with the ninth overall selection of the 2018 MLB draft. Aright, I won’t use that clip again. He signed a contract with the Athletics which
includes a $4.66 million signing bonus. At the time of his deal with the Oakland Athletics
he stated to the press: “I feel like I could play in the N.F.L.,
but as far as giving it up, as of now, yeah, that’s the plan.” The plan was for him to report to spring training
in 2019 to begin his professional baseball career. However, following his Heisman Trophy-winning
2018 season, he would forgo baseball career and enter the NFL Draft. In Feb of 2019 he had made his decision and
announced via Twitter “Moving forward, I am firmly and fully committing my life and
time to becoming an NFL quarterback. “Football has been my love and passion my
entire life. 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.” Kyler’s decision was worth millions of dollars. He’ll have to return $1.29 million of the
$1.5 million signing bonus Oakland gave him, and he’ll have to pass on the $3.16 million
the team was to pay him on March 1. There was a lot to gamble but just so long
as he was drafted in the first round he was pretty much guaranteed to make a lot more
millions… his four year contact with Arizona is expected to earn him $34.9 million, including
a $23.4 million signing bonus.

100 thoughts on “Kyler Murray | Before They Were Famous | MLB & NFL First Round Draft Pick 2019

  1. He grew up in Lewisville and transferred to Allen his sophomore year so I guess y’all don’t know everything

  2. growing up in coppell i couldn’t get enough. of him. always would beat us. i hope he has a great career in the nfl

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