Oklahoma’s Murray is AP’s player of the year
Kyler Murray is The Associated Press Player of the Year, the second straight Oklahoma quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998. Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on 56 ballots submitted by AP college football poll voters and announced Thursday. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. was third.
More awards: Kyler Murray added the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback, but Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and the Maxwell.
The past five winners of the Walter Camp have gone on to win the Heisman.
● Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker is the first Bulldogs’ player to win the Thorpe Award as the top defensive back.
● Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor became the fourth Badgers player to win the Doak Walker award as the top running back.
● Syracuse freshman Andre Szmyt won the Lou Groza as top kicker.
● Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver.
● Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly is the coach of the year.
● LSU’s Devin White won the Butkus Award as the top linebacker.
● Iowa’s T.J. Hockenson won the John Mackey Award as the top tight end.
● Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the top defensive player.
● Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams won the Outland Trophy as the best interior lineman.
● Texas A&M’s Braden Mann won the Ray Guy Award as the best punter.