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Kyler Murray has not-so-quietly been setting the college football world on fire with his scintillating performances week after week. After yet another outstanding outing in Week 9, the future major leaguer was named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award.

Murray one of 20 semifinalists for Maxwell Player of the Year.