Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa wins Walter Camp Award

Murray's 51 combined touchdowns are the most of anyone in college football. But right before the show started it was announced that Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.

The O'Brien Award was initially given to the top player in the Southwest before going to a quarterback-only honor in 1981.

Murray, Tagovailoa and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins are the three finalists for the Heisman Trophy. He joins Henry (2015) and McCarron (2013) as the only Crimson Tide players to win the Maxwell Award.

Murray won over Tagovailoa and Minshew for the O'Brien. The past five winners of the Walter Camp Award won the Heisman, while the past four Maxwell winners did the same. Murray was named The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. "It's a special deal for me and hopefully I can continue to make my family and teammates proud". Tagovailoa received 13 first-place votes (117 points) and Haskins was listed first on four ballots (55 points).

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The Heisman Trophy victor will be announced Saturday night, December 8 in New York City.

Named the AP Player of the Year earlier Thursday, Murray leads the nation in total yards (school-record 4,945), points responsible for (306), passing efficiency rating (205.7; FBS record is 198.9), yards per pass attempt (11.9; FBS record is 11.1) and yards per completion (16.8, tied). The Oakland Athletics took Murray with the ninth pick in the Major League Baseball draft in June.

The Allen, Texas, product has completed 241 of 340 passes this year for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns to seven interceptions. Jackson won the Heisman that season.

Behind Murray, the University of Oklahoma has the top rated offense in the country, averaging over 8 yard per play. Kyler Murray transferred to Oklahoma after his freshman season, sat out a season per transfer rules and then backed up Mayfield.

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