Kyler Murray makes decision on whether he will play football or baseball

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Two-sport star Kyler Murray on Monday announced which of his passions he will pursue. For now.

Murray, who was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the summer, announced on social media he was going to stick with football over baseball as MLB spring training opens up and the NFL draft lurks two months away.

COLIN KAEPERNICK SITUATION SHOULD HAVE BEEN HANDLED DIFFERENTLY, FORMER NFL GREAT SAYS

“Moving forward, I am firmly and fully committing my life and time to become an NFL quarterback,” he tweeted. “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.”

Murray added that he’s already started an “extensive training program” to prepare for the upcoming NFL scouting combine.

The Heisman Trophy winner has been pushed toward football after an incredible junior season in which he threw for 4,361 passing yards and 42 touchdowns for Oklahoma. He led the Sooners to the College Football Playoff semifinals.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Murray is expected to be high on many teams’ draft boards.

The A’s, however, retain Murray’s MLB rights, and there are scenarios in which he could reverse himself and seek to play for Oakland.

Provided by Fox News

More to explorer

Police: More than a dozen people rescued from SeaWorld ride

In this photo provided by Kasia Gregorczyk, more than a dozen people are trapped on a ride at SeaWorld Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in San Diego. San Diego police tell FOX5 News that around six gondolas stopped functioning Monday night after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on "Bayside Skyride." (Kasia… …

ATF joins hunt for suspects who stole 79 guns in brazen Arkansas hardware store burglary

Authorities say three men entered an Ace Hardware store in Arkansas and stole 79 guns within minutes. (Prairie Grove Police)Authorities in Arkansas released surveillance video Monday they say shows three suspects inside an Ace Hardware shop swiping 79 guns—mostly pistols—within two minutes after breaking into the store.The incident occurred at about 3 a.m. on… …

Leave a Comment

Scroll to Top