Oklahoma Sooners’ quarterback Kyler Murray won the 2018 Heisman Trophy with 517 1st place votes, earning the Sooners’ their second Heisman in a row and the first for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League. Murray juggled baseball and football for the Sooners, leading the Oklahoma to a 12-1 record and an Orange Bowl berth against Alabama this season, and a .296 average with 10 home runs in 51 games.
In 2017, Murray spent 16 games on the cape playing for the Mariners, hitting .170 with a pair of doubles before reporting back to campus in June for football workouts. The Oakland Athletics selected Kyler in the first round, ninth overall in the 2018 entry draft, and while many have speculated an impending addition to the Bo Jackson/Deion Sanders Double Duty Club, Scott Boras has announced that his client intends to focus on baseball.
Kyler Murray is the first Cape Cod Leaguer in the circuit’s 133 year history to win the prestigious college football award.