Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa wins Walter Camp, Maxwell awards

ASSOCIATED PRESS           Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa

ASSOCIATED PRESS Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa

Murray was the most exciting player in college football this season and his success has many thinking he could reverse course and choose the NFL over the Major League Baseball.

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray won the Davey O'Brien Award for the nation's top quarterback Thursday night at the Home Depot College Football Awards.

The O'Brien Award was initially given to the top player in the Southwest before going to a quarterback-only honor in 1981.

After taking part in a little more than 30 minutes worth of interviews, Murray moved down to the floor of the stock exchange, eventually making his way with Tagovailoa and Haskins to the balcony where they rang the closing bell. He joins Henry (2015) and McCarron (2013) as the only Crimson Tide players to win the Maxwell Award. Tagovailoa received 13 first-place votes (117 points) and Haskins was listed first on four ballots (55 points).

On Friday, Murray will head to New York City for Heisman Trophy weekend. The past five winners of the Walter Camp Award won the Heisman, while the past four Maxwell winners did the same. No other school has had more than two players win AP Player of the Year. The Davey O'Brien Award honors the nation's top quarterback each year. As a result, Murray is the fifth Sooner to take home the award, joining Sam Bradford (2008), White (2003, '04) and running back Billy Sims (1978).

Murray is having a historic season. The 5-foot-9 signal-caller led the Sooners to a College Football Playoff berth while throwing for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns and rushing for 892 yards with 11 scores. He received a $4.6 million signing bonus from the A's with the expectation that this would be his last season on the gridiron.

Murray started his career at Texas A&M, where his father, Kevin Murray, set season and career passing records as the Aggies' quarterback in the mid-1980s.

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is adding to his trophy case. "All the hard work with my teammates has really paid off".

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