PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Before picking football over , Kyler Murray got some advice from the other famous two-sport star.

Tim Tebow says he told Murray to follow his heart when deciding between the Oakland Athletics and pursuing an career.

After coming Saturday at the ny Mets‘ spring training camp, Tebow said he interviewed Murray a couple of months ago in his job as a college football tv analyst for and the two have gotten to know eachother.

Tebow, a former quarterback, won the 2007 Heisman Trophy while in Florida.

“Kyler, I presume he’s a great son, and I feel that is really a tough decision for him personally,” Tebow said. “He loves two sports, and I can really relate to that. And then he travelled with something that he’s been good at lately and dominating . We did talk about that, and After we spoke about it, I gave him the advice to follow your heart. Anything you are passionate about.”

Tebow, today an outfielder from ’ farm system, has made impressive strides as being a player as his career with the Denver Broncos along with ny Jets from 2010-12 ended. To the surprise of most, he turned into a All-Star in last season and is ticketed for Triple-A Syracuse in April to begin his third full season of .

After the last year, Murray decided to a minor league contract with for a $4.66 million signing bonus.

He has to reunite 1,285,714, or six-sevenths of their money he received.

“do you know everything? Do not take action for your agents, or even your own buddies and sometimes necessarily even your loved ones,” Tebow recalled telling Murray. “Can it for what’s on your own heart, and don’t let other individuals define you. You are going to own all those coaches that you simply look around and is following your fire and your own heart. And thus I don’t understand, he did that.”

Murray hopes to be a high pick in the draft, which begins also he is.

Murray, who’d 54 total touchdowns and only seven interceptions for the Sooners last season, is ranked as the No. 2 quarterback in this class by draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. along with Todd McShay. Kiper needed him No. 8 overall in his latest Big Board, also McShay pegged him to the Dolphins in No. 1-3 in his latest Mock Draft.

Murray isn’t a prototypical quarterback liberally recorded at 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, but his combination of speed, passing skills and scrambling ability make him an intriguing prospect.

This week, speaking on Radio, Sooners trainer Lincoln Riley says he believes Murray’s size will not be a detriment in the .

“It had been no different, I’ve had 6-foot-3, 64 guys, and it wasn’t any different, after all these guys just have a present to be able to execute it. I am not saying every quarterback may perform it in that height, you can not, but there is guys that are just gifted enough and also are able to still do it and still have the ball out at which they have to be and also maybe not need the tipped passes. These are a couple of the few guys on the planet that could do this”

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


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