The Heisman Trophy, awarded to college football's most outstanding player, actually could go to a baseball player this year.
Kyler Murray, an A's prospect who plays quarterback for Oklahoma, is one of three finalists for the 2018 Heisman, along with Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins. The winner will be announced Saturday night in New York.
Oddsmakers like Murray's chances after his excellent first season as the Sooners' starter, listing him as a -190 favorite over the other finalists. Murray has thrown for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns, and run for 892 yards and 11 more scores in 13 games, and he'll lead Oklahoma into the Dec. 29 Orange Bowl against Tagovailoa's top-ranked Alabama squad.
Winning the Heisman likely would increase chatter that Murray could change his mind and pursue a football career over honoring his commitment to the A's. Murray signed a $4.66 million contract with Oakland last summer, but an NFL first-round contract might bring seven times that amount.
Baker Mayfield, Murray's Oklahoma teammate last season, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and signed a $32.68 million contract with the Cleveland Browns.
So, if you'd like to see if Murray wins the Heisman (and the speculation following it), here's how you can watch the 2018 Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony live on TV and online.
When: 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 8
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: Watch ESPN