- Oklahoma QB drafted in MLB first round
- Signed $4.66 million deal with Oakland A's
- Will return to play football junior year
That's exactly what University of Oklahoma quarterback and Major League Baseball prospect Kyler Murray did when he signed a $4.66 million deal with the Oakland Athletics this month.
The 21-year-old junior will fight for a starting quarterback spot with the No. 3 ranked Sooners
this season before joining the A's in January.
The deal pays Murray nearly the same salary as Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, who is set to receive $4.8 million this year
But he's not letting the dollar signs go to his head -- especially when more than 100 of his teammates are living off student-athlete stipends of a few thousand dollars each.
"To me, I'm still broke," Murray told the Chicago Tribune. "I'm not the kind of guy to come up here and blow money."
He added: "They obviously made fun of having money. All that stuff, they make fun of it, but it's all been good. They showed love, supported me through it all, I'm very