Tua Tagovailoa will have to wait until Saturday to find out if he's the victor of college football's top prize. For the first time in 84 years, the top three vote-getters are quarterbacks of color: Oklahoma's Kyler Murray, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins.
Tagovailoa is Alabama's second Walter Camp Award victor, joining running back Derrick Henry in 2015.
Murray added the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback Thursday night at ESPN's College Football Award Show at the Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
Murray beat out Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Washington State's Gardner Minshew for the honor. Tagovailoa won the Maxwell over fellow finalists Murray and Grier.
Murray and Tagovailoa will then face each other in the College Football Playoff, when No. 1 Alabama plays No. 4 Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl semifinal on December 29.
All three are finalists for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented Saturday night in NY. The past four Maxwell winners and past five Walter Camp winners have all gone on to win the Heisman. Only twice since 2002 has the AP Player of the Year not won the Heisman, Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh in 2009 and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey in 2015. Given to the nation's best quarterback, the Davey O'Brien award is seen as one of the most-prestigious awards in the game. As a result, Murray is the fifth Sooner to take home the award, joining Sam Bradford (2008), White (2003, '04) and running back Billy Sims (1978).
After a record-setting season, Murray is set to take home a list of awards, starting with this one.
Kyler Murray's football career should be winding down over the next month as the Oklahoma Sooners quarterback is expected to join the Oakland Athletics in spring training in 2019. Murray has thrown for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns while rushing for over 800 yards and 11 touchdowns. "All the hard work with my teammates has really paid off".