The Arizona Cardinals made Murray the first ever Asian American no.1 draft pick
Kyler Murray has become the first ever Asian American to be an NFL no.1 draft pick
Hopclear reports that Kyle Murray is the first ever Asian American to be an NFL no.1 draft pick.
The quarterback was chosen by the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday as their first pick for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Murray is a quarter Korean as his maternal grandmother is from South Korea. His father is African American and was a star quarterback at Texas A&M from 1983 to 1986.
His mother, Missy Murray once said their family is proud to show their Asian culture. When her son was spotted in a Kimono jacket, Missy said, “When we saw the jacket it was like, ‘Gotta have it’. Cause we’re all about representing our Asian culture. I know a lot of people are like, ‘What is he?’ I get asked that a lot myself.”
“So we do subtle things to represent that. That subtle statement he made on Saturday came across as kind of a strong statement, but it’s awesome.”
The 21-year-old played quarterback at the University of Oklahoma but was also considered a Major League Baseball top prospect in 2015.
Consequently, Murray is the only player to be drafted both by the NFL and MLB in the top ten.
In related news, NFL Champion Hines Ward sent fellow Asian American footballer Taylor Rapp an inspirational message