Kyler Murray Statue Unveiled At Oklahoma’s Heisman Park
Heisman Park in Norman, Okla., is now up to date.
One of top spots in the country celebrating the heritage of the Heisman Trophy, Heisman Park sits adjacent the Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and features statues of Sooner Heisman winners.
In 2022, the Park welcomed the statue of 2017 winner Baker Mayfield. But there was still one obvious omission.
The void was filled last Saturday (April 22) when 2018 Heisman winner Kyler Murray was honored with the unveiling of his own statue while also being honored at the Sooners’ Red-White Spring Game.
Heisman Park now features all seven of the Sooners Heisman Trophy recipients, including Billy Vessels (1952), Steve Owens (1969), Billy Sims (1978), Jason White (2003), Sam Bradford (2008), Mayfield and now Murray.
An estimated 3,000 fans came early — 3 hours before kickoff — to watch Murray’s statue unveiling. Among the Sooner luminaries who were there to share in the moment were former Oklahoma head coaches Bob Stoops and Barry Switzer as well as Heisman winner Sims.
Mayfield was there during the halftime ceremony to celebrate with Murray in front of over 50,000 fans.
Said a clearly moved Murray during his speech at halftime: “This place means the world to me. I had a rocky start to my college career. I chose the wrong school. As soon as I stepped on campus, I texted my pops — I told him, ‘I should’ve been here the whole time.’”
Murray threw for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns and rushed for 892 yards and 11 more scores en route to a decisive Heisman victory before becoming the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.