Murray Wins Davey O'Brien Award

Murray Wins Davey O'Brien Award

Murray Wins Davey O'Brien Award

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa won the Maxwell Award on Thursday night.

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is adding to his trophy case. Haskins also is a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented Saturday night in NY. For the first time in 84 years, the top three vote-getters are quarterbacks of color: Oklahoma's Kyler Murray, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins.

Tagovailoa is Alabama's second Walter Camp Award victor, joining running back Derrick Henry in 2015.

Murray lost out on the Maxwell award to Tagovailoa.

Haskins, a third-year sophomore, stepped in after the departure of a four-year starter and smashed Ohio State and Big Ten passing records. The Oklahoma quarterback topped Tagovailoa for the Davey O'Brien Award given to the nation's top quarterback.

Will college football's most famous trophy go to Tagovailoa?

This year's Heisman Trophy ceremony will be aired on ESPN at 7 p.m. CT from the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. The last Walter Camp victor to miss out on the Heisman was Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.

Named the AP Player of the Year earlier Thursday, Murray leads the nation in total yards (school-record 4,945), points responsible for (306), passing efficiency rating (205.7; FBS record is 198.9), yards per pass attempt (11.9; FBS record is 11.1) and yards per completion (16.8, tied).

As for raw numbers, Murray has thrown for 4,053 yards, 40 touchdowns and just seven interceptions while completing 71 percent of his passes.

Murray, a fourth-year junior, replaced last season's Heisman victor and had an even better season than his predecessor. Murray, who batted.296 with 10 home runs and 13 doubles in 50 games as the Sooners' center fielder, signed for almost $5 million, with the A's agreeing to let him return to school and play football this season.

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