Kyler Murray on Heisman: ‘There’s a Higher Power Looking Down on Me; He Enables Me to Do All Things’

By Michael Morris | December 10, 2018 | 10:37am EST
Kyler Murray wins the 2018 Heisman Trophy, becoming the 84th recipient of the award. (Screenshots)

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray became the 84th Heisman Memorial Trophy winner on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, an award that is presented annually by the Heisman Trophy Trust to college football’s most outstanding player. During his acceptance speech on ESPN, Murray acknowledged that “there’s a Higher Power looking down on me; He enables me to do all things.”

“Man, this is crazy,” Kyler Murray stated, beginning his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. “I’ve worked my whole life to fulfill my goals, but at the same time, I know there’s a higher power looking down on me; he enables me to do all things. And for that, I’m grateful for the many blessings God has blessed me with.”

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray, Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins were invited to the 2018 Heisman ceremony broadcast live by ESPN at the Manhattan PlayStation Theater, the three athletes receiving 2,167 points, 1,871 points and 783 points respectively in the voting.

According to, Murray is “the seventh Sooner to win the Heisman, joining Billy Vessels (’52), Steve Owens (’69), Billy Sims (’78), Jason White (’03), Sam Bradford (’08) and Mayfield (’17).  That total ties Notre Dame and Ohio State for most Heisman wins.”

“Also, I want to congratulate my boys here, Tua and Dwayne, for their two historic seasons,” Murray said during his speech. “It’s been an honor to be with you guys the past few days and meet ya’ll, be with ya’ll’s families. I just want to say congratulations to ya’ll.

“For the Heisman Trust and voters, I just want to say thank you for your support,” continued Murray. “This is crazy. Man, this is an honor, something that, you know, I’ll never forget and something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life.”

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