It’s official. Kyler Murray will be honored with his Heisman Trophy statue unveiling at Oklahoma’s Spring Game in April, as Vice President and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione announced the news Thursday morning.
“Of course, we’re planning to unveil Kyler Murray’s Heisman statue,” Castiglione said, in an interview with Voice of the Sooners Toby Rowland on the T-Row in the Morning Show. “So, there’ll be a lot going on.”
Baker Mayfield, of course, was honored in a similar ceremony at last year’s Red-White Game after he took down college football’s most prestigious award a year earlier than Murray. Mayfield was crowned the Heisman winner in 2017, with Murray joining the fraternity in 2018.
“Man, this is crazy,” Murray said at the time. “I’ve worked my whole life to fulfill my goals, but at the same time I know there’s a higher power looking down on me. He enables me to do all things, and for that I’m grateful for the many blessings that God has blessed me with. Also, I want to congratulate my boys here, Tua [Tagovailoa] and Dwayne [Haskins], for their two historic seasons. It’s been an honor to be with you guys the past two days and meet you all, be with y’all’s families, and I just want to say congratulations to you all.”
That season, the electric Sooner signal caller threw for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns to only seven interceptions. He also rushed for another 1,001 yards and 12 scores on 140 carries.
Murray directed the Sooners to a 12-2 record, Big 12 Championship and berth in the College Football Playoff. The Big 12 Title was the program’s fourth of five straight at the time and the CFP appearance the third in four years.