Kyler Murray Wins Heisman Trophy
NEW YORK CITY - Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy Saturday night, the seventh Oklahoma Sooners football player to win college football's most coveted award.
Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State signal caller Dwayne Haskins for the honor, handed out in New York City in front of a national television audience.
Murray's win one year after Baker Mayfield's is the first back-to-back Heisman win for one school since Army West Point's Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis did it back in 1945 and 1946.
OU is the first school to produce back-to-back quarterbacks as Heisman Trophy winners. Murray had 59 percent of the 1st place votes.
Murray led the nation in total yards with 4,945 and had 51 touchdowns this season. He congratulated Tagovailoa and Haskins, thanked God, the Heisman Trust, voters, and Coaches Bob Stoops and Lincoln Riley.
He also thanked his linemen, scout team, defense, nutrition staff, parents, uncle, siblings and the Sooner Nation.
Oklahoma's next order of business is the Orange Bowl national semifinal versus Tagovailoa and Alabama on Dec. 29. The winner of that game takes on the winner between Clemson and Notre Dame on January 7 in Santa Clara, California.
Kyler Murray talks to the media after winning the Heisman Trophy:
Watch part 2 of Kyler Murray's interview after winning the Heisman:
Three finalists talk to the media before the awards ceremony: