Murray beat out Tagovailoa and Washington State's Gardner Minshew II for the Davey O'Brien.
No. 4-ranked OU, which behind Murray leads the nation in points per game (49.5), yards per game (577.9) and yards per play (8.7; FBS record is 8.6), will make its 52nd bowl appearance when it takes on No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 29 at 7 p.m. CT. The Davey O'Brien Award honors the nation's top quarterback each year.
- Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor won the Doak Walker as the nation's best running.
- Syracuse kicker Andre Szmyt won the Lou Groza Award. McCarron was the last Maxwell Award victor to not win the Heisman. No other school has had more than two AP Player of the Year winners. He joins Henry (2015) and McCarron (2013) as the only Crimson Tide players to win the Maxwell Award. He also ranks second in completion percentage (.709; first among Power Five players).
As for raw numbers, Murray has thrown for 4,053 yards, 40 touchdowns and just seven interceptions while completing 71 percent of his passes.
Kyler Murray has put together one of the greatest individual seasons in college football history. He also has rushed for 892 yards and 11 TDs.
Murray started his career at Texas A&M, where his father, Kevin Murray, set season and career passing records as the Aggies' quarterback in the mid-1980s.
"It's been a long journey with a lot of waiting, but I think it's all been worth it", Murray said.
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