QB Kyler Murray Met This Legendary NFL Veteran While Attending the College World Series in Oklahoma

Published 06/21/2022, 6:00 AM EDT
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – APRIL 25: Kyler Murray Oklahoma reacts after he was picked #1 overall by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kyler Murray has spent two years in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals player is among the young QBs who have recently started to lead their team’s offense. Before being drafted into the NFL, he was a part of the football and baseball teams while attending college in Oklahoma. Many fans still know Murray as a big supporter of his college teams.

With the Oklahoma Sooners baseball team a part of the 2022 College World Series, which is being held in Omaha, the young QB had to be present to cheer for his team. But he has not only been cheering for his team but also met an all-time NFL great, who is attending the Series as well. Murray shared a photo of this encounter with legendary QB Peyton Manning.

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Kyler Murray was happy to meet someone living at the Heisman house

Similar to Murray, Manning is there to watch the World Series as college baseball teams take on each other in their quest to be national champions. Murray’s chance encounter with Manning led to the Cardinals’ QB getting a photo clicked with the legend. He tweeted the photo with a very fitting caption which read: “In Omaha w/ Omaha,” ending it with the emoji of a goat signifying Manning as an NFL great.

In his caption, Kyler was referencing Manning’s habit of calling Omaha before a snap. He also mentioned being amazed to have met a legend who is actually present in the house. The Heisman trophy is the most prestigious football trophy at the college level.

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This is not the first time fans have seen Manning at the World Series. He was present last year as well, watching the Notre Dame team playing. This year too, he watched the Notre Dame team play on the first night of the tournament.

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What has Manning been doing since his retirement?

Ever since his retirement after the 2015 season, Manning has been a busy individual. He is much in demand as an analyst across networks and has multiple television shows that he hosts. Apart from this, he has also been associated with the Denver Broncos, the club he last played for.

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 31: Former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning speaks during a ceremony to reveal his name on the stadium Ring of Fame at halftime during a game between the Denver Broncos and the Washington Football Team at Empower Field at Mile High on October 31, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Manning has, thus, not only been attending and watching college matches in the aftermath of his retirement. However, him being in Omaha for the 2022 World Series definitely was lucky enough for Murray. The young athlete got to meet one of the all-time great QBs of to have ever played.

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Prithwiraj Gupta

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Prithwiraj Gupta is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in History from Pune University. The contact aspect of the NFL made him interested in the sport.

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