Friday, Murray was trying to enjoy his first trip to New York City.
Earlier in the day, the Walter Camp Award for best player went to Tagovailoa, while Murray won the Associated Press' Player of the Year. Tagovailoa won the Maxwell over fellow finalists Murray and Grier.
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Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on 56 ballots submitted by AP college football poll voters and announced Thursday. Griffin was a running back at Ohio State from 1972 to 1975, finishing fifth in Heisman voting after his sophomore season before winning the trophy in both his junior and senior years. The past four Maxwell winners and past five Walter Camp winners have all gone on to win the Heisman.
Murray joins Baker Mayfield (2017), Josh Heupel (2000), Jason White (2003) and Sam Bradford (2008) as previous AP Player of the Year winners from Oklahoma. McCarron was the last Maxwell Award victor to not win the Heisman. 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.
If Murray wins, it would be OU's seventh Heisman Trophy. Murray has thrown for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns while rushing for over 800 yards and 11 touchdowns. This has been the year of the quarterback, with FBS records for completion percentage, yards per pass and yards passing per game all within range as bowl season arrives.