LOS ANGELES – Going undefeated for an entire season is unreal, but three years without a loss is downright legendary.
As a starter, Kyler Murray led Allen (Allen, Texas) to a 43-0 record and reeled in three Class 6A Division I state titles and the accompanying MVP trophies in the process.
The operative question for Murray was simple: How?
The answer, or at least part of it, may shock you.
Sure, it took hard work and, yeah, there was tons of sacrifice, dedication and even a little luck, but Murray, now a freshman quarterback at Texas A&M, pointed to one tangible thing that he believes contributed greatly to the streak and even him being named the Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year Tuesday night at the L.A. Hotel.
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“I’ve got this silver necklace and silver cross that my mom got me that I always wear during games,” Murray said. “I don’t know if it’s superstition as much as it’s the fact I wouldn’t even feel right not wearing it. This is something that I’ve worn every time I’ve had success. I guess it worked again.”
Don’t write Murray off as delusional just yet; Michael Jordan wore his North Carolina shorts under his uniform every game when he was in the NBA, Serena Williams brings her shower sandals to the tennis court and Jason Giambi wore a golden thong; all for good luck.
The good news for Aggies fans is that Murray plans to rock the necklace and cross at College Station.
“That’s no question,” Murray said. “It’s just a part of my routine; like I said, at this point I’d feel weird not wearing it. And, hey, it’s gotten me a lot already so why not keep it going in college.”
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