Sporting News spoke with the managing editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football, Greg Tepper, in 2015. Even growing up in Texas, known for its immense high school football traditions, Murray exuded all of the special qualities that led to him winning a Heisman Trophy and being drafted first overall in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. It's probably true that most NFL players put up insane numbers in high school. It was all there at Allen High School, north of Dallas. Can't-Miss Play: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz's clutch TD dime to running back Boston Scott could not be more perfect. New York Giants linebacker Blake Martinez denies Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz's designed QB run on two-point try. Other notable players who Murray received more votes than in that survey include: Dez Bryant, Earl Campbell, Myles Garrett and Robert Griffin III. New York Giants complete goal-line stand with safety Logan Ryan's PBU. The speed, the arm talent, the winning. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz improvises for cross-body strike to Richard Rodgers for 30 yards. As a junior, Murray and Allen beat Pearland in the title game, 63-28. Kyler Murray 2018-19 Highlights || Oklahoma QB || ᴴᴰ - YouTube Ahead of Murray's return to Texas to take on the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on "Monday Night Football," which will be the first AT&T Stadium matchup between Texas high school football QBs (Murray and Andy Dalton), this is a look back at Murray's legendary high school football career. In 2015, his high school coach told Sporting News that the record in itself is "just unbelievable. Watch Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott's best plays from his team's comeback win over the New York Giants on "Thursday Night Football" in Week 7. Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nathan Gerry beats Andrew Thomas off the edge for sack. We'll get to more on those wins a bit later. Murray threw for 280 yards, ran for another 188 and scored five total touchdowns. New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones takes off, tumbles after 80-YARD dash. Murray's numbers at Allen don't disappoint. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz hits wide receiver Greg Ward on the move for late TD. I think they're going to get a winner whatever program he goes to.". A look back at Murray's time at Allen (TX) High School is mighty impressive. Philadelphia Eagles safety Jalen Mills lays out for impressive diving INT. Murray tied for second place in the voting with the late Cedric Benson, who also went on to play at Texas before playing in the NFL for the Bears, Bengals and Packers. That means basically all his single-game outputs were crazy, but we can look at a few specifics. Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham's strip-sack ICES Eagles' comeback win. “If Earl Campbell played in the social media age it would be similar,” Tepper told Sporting News in 2015. New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman's airborne TD gives Giants their first lead. According to MaxPreps, Murray opened his senior season with a 55-41 win over Guyer. Watch the highlights from the Week 7 matchup between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. “He kind of demands everybody plays at a high level. MORE: How good was Kyler Murray at baseball? Watch Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray's best plays from 3-touchdown game vs. Washington Football Team in Week 2 of the 2020 season. For those wondering, Murray has played at "Jerry World" since high school. Murray only ran for 39 yards that day, but it's because he threw all over the Longhorns to the tune of 379 yards and three scores. New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry gets UP for toe-tapping end-zone interception. Kyler Murray might be the best high school player his home state ever saw. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz dials launch codes to wide receiver John Hightower for 59 YARDS. As a senior, Murray's crew won 47-16 against Cypress Ranch. Murray's junior season opener against Carroll was crazy, too. Watch Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray's best plays from 3-touchdown game vs. Washington Football Team in Week 2 of the 2020 season. The leading vote-getter was Johnathan Gray, who went on to play at Texas. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. ", “At the next level, I don't see it a bit different,” Allen coach Tom Westerberg said. Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod scoops fumble after Fletcher Cox jars the ball free. He won three state titles. New York Giants tight end Evan Engram FLIPS after hurdle attempt doesn't go as planned. That day, Murray completed 20 of 31 passes for 394 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing seven times for 106 yards and another touchdown. New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones caps 15-play drive with TD dart to wide receiver Sterling Shepard. All other NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. Philadelphia Eagles' pass rush flocks to New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones for a massive sack. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e6/3b/kyler-murray-101420-getty-ftr_1u192nnb3ub8818qewwdpfeclz.jpg?t=741184805&w=500&quality=80. As a senior, Gray rushed for 3,891 yards and 65 touchdowns. And yes, if you're wondering, Murray did win three straight state titles. He completed 17 of 24 passes for 466 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for another 80 yards and two scores on 18 carries. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones shows great touch on sideline throw to tight end Evan Engram. NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham twists for 40-yard back-shoulder catch and run. He put up insane numbers. Watch New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones' most exciting plays against the Philadelphia Eagles on "Thursday Night Football" in Week 7. Watch some of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz's best plays against the New York Giants on "Thursday Night Football" in Week 7. It's always worth taking a look at Derrick Henry's high school dominance if you want a good laugh, for example. New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard spins off contact for 29-yard catch and run. Murray went 42-0 in his high school career. Many professional athletes are the best player their local high school has ever seen. New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard's first catch in return to action goes for a first down. That's where his Oklahoma team beat Texas in 2018, 39-27. Both games drew more than 50,000 fans. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. Of Murray's three state titles, the final two were played at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. I don’t feel comfortable saying he is unequivocally the best high school player in Texas high school history. Kyler Murray never lost a high school football game. That publication has covered local football in Texas for more than six decades. He again scored five total TDs while passing for 316 yards and rushing for 63 more. Below is a year-by-year breakdown of Murray's high school football stats (all stats via Max Preps). But if somebody else wants to come up and say that I won’t argue against it.”. NFL footage © NFL Productions LLC. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram did a survey prior to the 2019 season to see who local players, coaches and media thought was the best Texas high school football player ever. Tepper wasn't afraid to put Murray right up near the top of the Texas legends list. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham somersaults after smooth toe-tapping grab. © 2020 NFL Enterprises LLC. When you combine his junior and senior season stats, he passed for 7,640 yards and 91 touchdowns while running for 2,737 yards and another 42 touchdowns.