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Oklahoma AD Discusses Statues For Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray

Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray throwing before an Oklahoma game.

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 14: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners and Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warm up before the game against the Texas Longhorns at Cotton Bowl on October 14, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Over the past two seasons Oklahoma has made history by having back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners who also went No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft. With that accomplishment as well as their incredible careers for the Sooners, the school is planning to honor them.

In an interview with SportsTalk1400, Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione announced that the school will add statues for Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray to its Heisman Park.

Castiglione revealed that the process of adding them is currently underway. However, the school has no plans on adding them in the coming year, and feels a certain amount of time should elapse first.

“I’ll just say the process is underway... Intentionally, we did not try to accelerate it to put the statue up the year after. We just haven’t ever done that. And I think it’s arguable, I guess, but we think it’s appropriate for some amount of time to elapse before you have a statue.”

“And so the same thought process [is] in place for Baker [Mayfield] and Kyler [Murray]... I won’t want to get into the exact date that we’ll unveil it, but we’ll give people plenty of notice. But the process is underway.”

Heisman Park is located on the east side of Oklahoma's football stadium. It features statues of Oklahoma's first five Heisman Trophy winners: Billy Vessels, Billy Sims, Steve Owens, Jason White and Sam Bradford.

Mayfield won the Heisman in 2017 after setting the Oklahoma record for total yards on offense and leading the Sooners to a Big 12 title and the College Football Playoff.

He wound up going No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Murray, Mayfield's successor, set the total yards record yet again while winning a Big 12 title of his own.

Much like Mayfield, he went No. 1 overall to the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft.

[SportsTalk1400]