Oklahoma LB Kenneth Murray named Big 12 Co-Defensive Freshman of the Year

Oklahoma freshman Kenneth Murray left the defense with a question mark heading into the 2017 season.

He was starting at linebacker as a true freshman, but Murray has made the most of his opportunity and won the Big 12 Co-Defensive Freshman of the Year award, the league announced on Thursday.

Murray has started in each of Oklahoma’s 12 games this season. He’s racked up 65 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss and recovered 1 fumble.

Murray had a career-high 9 tackles in a 59-31 win over West Virginia on Nov. 25. The Missouri City, Texas, native became Oklahoma’s first true freshman to start a season opener at inside linebacker since 1975.

The former four-star prospect by Rivals.com appears to have a bright future at Oklahoma after helping the Sooners make the Big 12 Championship Game and on the cusp of locking up a College Football Playoff bid.

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