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Nobody does it like Texas high school football as Murray makes it three straight No. 1s

Only in Texas does football reign supreme over anything else.

It proved that Thursday night on the biggest stage for a third-straight year.

Oklahoma’s Heisman winning quarterback Kyler Murray, a three-time state champion at Allen, was selected No. 1 overall by the Arizona Cardinals during the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville.

He was the third consecutive Texan to be selected No. 1 overall following Arlington Martin’s Myles Garrett (Texas A&M) and Austin Lake Travis’ Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), who were selected No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns the previous two years.

Mayfield and Murray were teammates at Oklahoma for one year, so, of course, the 2018 Heisman had to go on Twitter to send out his congratulations.

Murray also became the first person to be drafted in the first round of the NFL draft and MLB draft. The Oakland Athletics took him No. 9 overall last year.

The Browns and Cardinals will meet in Arizona on Dec. 15.

Check out some of the best reactions on Twitter following Murray’s selection like from OU coach Lincoln Riley.

Or check out the reaction from Two Rows restaurant in Allen, courtesy of WFAA’s Joe Trahan.

Here’s another angle from Allen, courtesy of NBC’s Meredith Yeomans.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.
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