AP top player Murray adds O’Brien; Tua wins Camp

OU’s Kyler Murray named The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year

Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray split honors at College Football Awards

Murray has led Oklahoma to a 12-1 record, a Big 12 championship and a berth in the College Football Playoff semifinals, where the Sooners will face Alabama in the Orange Bowl. Tagovailoa also won the Walter Camp Award, another award that goes to the best player in the country. But Oklahoma quarterback Murray won the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's best quarterback, beating Tagovailoa out for that honor. He is a finalist for the award with Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins and Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Murray, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound junior from Allen, Texas, won the award in his final year as a college athlete.

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Kyler Murray has put together one of the greatest individual seasons in college football history. Tagovailoa received 13 first-place votes (117 points) and Haskins was listed first on four ballots (55 points).

The last five winners of the Walter Camp have gone on to win the Heisman, but only five Heisman winners have failed to win AP Player of the Year since the award started in 1998.

On Friday, Murray will head to New York City for Heisman Trophy weekend. The Oscars of the college football world, ESPN hosted this year's college football awards show with notable players can coaches in attendance. The Oakland Athletics took Murray with the ninth pick in the Major League Baseball draft in June. Jackson won the Heisman that season. Tagovailoa has thrown for 3,353 yards, 37 touchdowns to four interceptions and has completed almost 68 percent of his passes.

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