Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray donated 60,000 meals to the North Texas Food Bank, The Arizona Republic reported on Thursday.
Murray was the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner with the Sooners, where he threw for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns, and rushed for another 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns, in his only season as a starter before moving on to the NFL.
With the Arizona Cardinals, he was a first-round pick in 2019 and that season’s NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
But he also grew up in Allen, Texas, where he played high school football for the Allen Eagles and won three state championships and was the 2014 Gatorade Football Player of the Year.
Allen is about 30 miles north of Dallas and experienced the crippling winter weather that cut off power to millions of Texans last week. It also led to the loss of water service for thousands of Texas, along with damaged water pipes.
According to the Republic, Murray was the one that called the North Texas Food Bank and simply asked what they needed. He did this after spending last week in the Dallas area during the storm and losing his power on several occasions.
“It means the world being able to give back,” Murray said. “It’s really bigger than anything that I could do. Obviously, sports is my thing, football is my thing, but I think I have a bigger purpose.”
The North Texas Food Bank serves 13 counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Murray is coming off a 2020 season with the Arizona Cardinals in which he threw for 3,971 yards and 26 touchdowns, and rushed for 819 yards and 11 touchdowns.
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