Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray signs with A’s, is compared to Rickey Henderson

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SFGate—He's fast, he's strong and he's skilled at both football and baseball - it's no wonder that the A's top draft pick, Oklahoma center fielder Kyler Murray, hears one comparison more than others. It's a name that will give A's fans palpitations. "The big one is Rickey Henderson," Murray said Friday at his introductory press conference at the Coliseum. Well, Henderson - himself a prep football star - was on the brash side, too. Any comparison with a Hall of Famer is...

A’s to announce Kyler Murray signing Friday; he’ll forgo senior year at Oklahoma. Outfielder Kyler Murray, the A's top pick in last week's draft, officially will sign with the team on Friday and will be introduced at the Coliseum the same day, multiple sources told The Chronicle. As part of the agreement, Murray will play just one more year of football at Oklahoma, one source said. Murray, who is projected to be Baker Mayfield's successor at quarterback, has two years of football eligibility left, but by signing with Oakland, he will forgo his final year at...