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Kyler Murray's college football career came to an end last night when the Oklahoma Sooners fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP Semifinals. Photo by @SportingNews [Twitter]
  • All along, Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray has maintained that he will still choose baseball over football
  • MyBookie is out with a prop bet favoring that to occur
  • In Murray’s final game for Oklahoma, he went for 417 yards and 3 TDs

Kyler Murray is prepared to trade in Oklahoma for Oakland.

College football ended for the Sooners quarterback with Friday’s 45-34 Orange Bowl loss to Alabama in their College Football Playoff semifinal, and Murray, a 2018 first-round draft pick of the Oakland Athletics, has stated all season that his intention remains to trade in getting hit by defensive linemen for hitting a baseball.

My Bookie is offering a prop bet that favors Murray being true to his word.

Odds Kyler Murray Reports to Oakland A’s Spring Training

Will Kyler Murray report to Oakland A’s spring training? Odds at MyBookie
Yes -300
No +200

*Odds taken 12/30

Murray is rated to go as high as a late first round choice in the NFL Draft.

Murray’s Football Farewell Was Memorable

If Friday was indeed the last time Murray will step onto a gridiron, he certainly left something to remember him by.

He was 19-of-37 through the air for 308 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He gained 107 yards and a TD on 17 carries.

Murray, whose game has been compared to Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, rallied the Sooners from a 31-10 halftime deficit to make it close against the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide.

Going Forward, It’s All A’s – Oakland A’s

Murray has continued to insist all season long that his next athletic stop will be the baseball diamond, and earlier this month, his agent Scott Boras confirmed to numerous media outlets that this remains the plan for Murray’s sporting future.

Major League Baseball seemed to be having a little fun with this on social media as Friday’s Orange Bowl kickoff, and possibly Murray’s football swan song loomed.

On the diamond, Murray is an outfielder and his game has been compared to Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson and Bo Jackson.

While Murray has steadfastly repeated his stance on baseball and his plans to be in spring training with the A’s, lately, he’s also been hedging his bets, refusing to completely rule out a career in football.

And as fellow Heisman Trophy winner Jackson could tell him, it is possible to play both.

Look for Murray to start with baseball, but don’t discount the possibility of football entering the equation.

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