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Kyler Murray: Weekend Warrior

Kyler Murray: Weekend Warrior

For most college athletes, a weekend consists of one football game or a series in baseball or one basketball game; but for Kyler Murray, this weekend in April was a rare combination.

Murray started the weekend in Austin playing left field and leading off against the Longhorns. The outing didn’t go great as he went 0-for-4 at the plate with two putouts in the field in a 5-3 loss.

From there, Murray flew to Norman to play in the OU spring game as a quarterback. He went 9-13 for 144 yards and a touchdown to senior Jefferey Mead. The backup quarterback performed better than the Heisman finalist as he was the only QB to throw for a score. After this game, there is a definite chance Murray will be the No. 2 QB on the depth chart, but head coach Bob Stoops has chosen not to name the backup as of now.

After the game, Murray hopped on a plane and headed south for the final game of the series against Texas. Murray, however didn’t play on Sunday against the Longhorns.

This is the only time the seasons would overlap beside some summer camp time if the Sooners make the College World Series.

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