Heisman Trophy history: three quarterbacks of color

Heather Diaz
December 8, 2018

Tua Tagovailoa rolled across the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a black scooter with a little Alabama sticker on the front, his sprained left ankle in a gray plastic boot, safely propped up as he pushed off with his right foot.

Murray received 39 first-place votes and a total of 145 points.

Tagovailoa took home the Walter Camp Award as well as the Maxwell Award, both of which honor the nation's top player.

After taking part in a little more than 30 minutes worth of interviews, Murray moved down to the floor of the stock exchange, eventually making his way with Tagovailoa and Haskins to the balcony where they rang the closing bell.

When the announcement was made of the finalists for the 2018 Heisman Trophy, history was made as well. Jackson won the Heisman that season. The last Maxwell/Davey O'Brien split among quarterbacks came in 2016 when Lamar Jackson won the Maxwell Award and Deshaun Watson won the Davey O'Brien Award.

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While Tagovailoa was voted the best player, he didn't win best quarterback. The Oakland Athletics took Murray with the ninth pick in the Major League Baseball draft in June.

Murray was Mayfield's backup last season and won the starter's job in preseason practice. This season's finalists, each still with at least one more game, have passed for 11,986 yards and 124 touchdowns, completing 69.7 percent of their passes at 10.6 yards per attempt.

Behind Murray, the University of Oklahoma has the top rated offense in the country, averaging over 8 yard per play.

Murray started his career at Texas A&M, where his father, Kevin Murray, set season and career passing records as the Aggies' quarterback in the mid-1980s.

"We talked about just having your family out here, stuff like that, kind of soaking it all in and having fun with it", Murray said. "All the hard work with my teammates has really paid off".

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