Sport Famed two-sport athlete Bo Jackson offers his advice to Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray

02:30  07 june  2018
02:30  07 june  2018 Source:   cbssports.com

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Three years ago, Kyler Murray turned down the possibility of being a first-round pick in Major League Baseball’s Draft, opting instead to pursue a two - sport dream in college. The younger Murray didn’t play baseball during his freshman season after transferring to Oklahoma from Texas A&M, then had

Kyler Murray , who was projected to succeed Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield as Oklahoma ’s quarterback , may have a tough choice to Listed here are some necessary issues to learn about Murray and what his future might maintain: What makes Kyler Murray so distinctive as an athlete ?

a crowd of people watching a baseball game© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. If Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray wasn't already a player to watch in 2018, he is now. The expected successor to Baker Mayfield was drafted surprisingly high at No. 9 by the Oakland Athletics on Monday evening during the MLB Draft.

If anyone knows about playing baseball and football at a high level, it's Bo Jackson. Speaking with MLB Network on Tuesday during the draft, Jackson offered a piece of advice to Murray: find your sport and concentrate on it.

"The sporting world's a little different now than it was when I played," Jackson told Alex Datt of MLB Network. "They have more talent, way more talent. The talent pool is deep. I can't tell the young man what to do, but whatever sport he chooses, concentrate on it."

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It's no secret that Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is a star two - sport athlete dating back to his pre-college days. The former Allen (Texas) High School product was a first-round talent in the MLB draft but opted to pursue football at Texas A&M before transferring to the Sooners.

Kyler Murray , the He could sign with the Athletics and still play this coming season for Oklahoma , putting his to being a professional baseball player that put us in a position to be competitive for the very best athletes , and that’s important for the future of our sport ,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said


In time, Murray will heed this advice. What was initially an interesting situation presented to him ended up not being so interesting. Not long after being drafted, Murray and Sooners coach Lincoln Riley both confirmed the redshirt junior would be playing football this fall. The A's, by the way, are totally cool with it (and needed to be in order to draft him that high) because the expectation is he'll join the organization in the future.

And the writing on the walls is that Murray will choose baseball full-time. On top of the fact that the MLB is an overall smarter career path, Murray's more slender 5-foot-11 build is going to make playing quarterback an awfully hard, although certainly not impossible, job at the next level.

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Friday was a really busy day for two - sport athlete Kyler Murray . Murray is expected by many to emerge as Oklahoma ’s starting quarterback this fall. And while he battles to secure that spot for the Sooners during spring practice, he has also been starring for OU on the baseball field.

Sports . Features. Archives. Kyler Murray : Oakland Athletics pick Oklahoma QB in MLB Draft. By Alex Butler | June 5, 2018 at 7:56 AM. "We were totally on board with his desire to play quarterback at Oklahoma .

The talented outfielder also had a good season for the Sooners, batting .296 with 10 homers, 47 RBI, 46 runs and a .398 on-base percentage over 51 games.

The good news is he can do both for now while earning in the neighborhood of $4.76 million by way of a signing bonus -- the slot value for the ninth pick -- and be eligible under NCAA rules. There's precedence for this, too, including former Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker.

In fact, the signing bonus would actually make Murray a higher-paid employee than Riley for 2018. Who knows what effect that will have on the upcoming season for Murray, but it's an interesting dynamic all the same.

To the NCAA, Murray is different than other athletes who get paid .
The NCAA lets players get paid in one sport while playing another in college. On Wednesday, news broke that Oklahoma quarterback and outfielder Kyler Murray — the ninth overall pick in the MLB Draft by the A’s — had agreed to a roughly $5 million contract that allows him to play football for the Sooners for one year.

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