Kyler Murray was unavailable to the media on Wednesday, December 26. The Oklahoma football star and reigning Heisman Trophy winner was a late scratch from Orange Bowl Media Day when after he informed the Sooners staff that he was feeling under the weather.
There is no word on whether will be available for the Sooners’ practice later in the afternoon.
Andrea Adelson of ESPN passed along the news.
This season, Murray threw for 4,053 yards, rushed for 892 on the ground, and totaled 51 touchdowns — 40 through the air and 11 on the ground.
Murray was also the 2018 recipient of the AP Player of the Year award.
From the report:
Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in voting by 56 AP college football poll voters who submitted player of the year ballots. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. was third in the award announced Thursday. Murray received 39 first-place votes and a total of 145 points. Tagovailoa (117 points) received 13 first-place votes and Haskins (55 points) was listed first on four ballots. All three are finalists for the Heisman Trophy , which will be presented Saturday night in New York.
Murray joins Baker Mayfield (2017), Josh Heupel (2000), Jason White (2003) and Sam Bradford (2008) as previous winners from Oklahoma. No other school has had more than two players win AP Player of the Year.
Up next for Oklahoma, which is ranked No. 4 in the nation, is a meeting with the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff. Oklahoma and Alabama will be facing off in the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida on Saturday, December 29. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.