The two have bonded over their Texas background and speak highly of the state’s football scene, even if their playing careers were nearly two decades apart. Both say it’s a thrill to go back home despite COVID-19 restrictions that mean the crowd won’t be nearly as full or raucous as usual.
“He’s probably more anxious than me,” Murray said of Kingsbury, before poking fun at his age. “I’ve never actually seen his film or his high school tape. I heard it was on the news last night. I heard it was real grainy, real old clips.”
Murray has quickly matured into a productive NFL quarterback less than two years after being selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 draft. He’s thrived in big moments throughout his career and certainly has good memories at AT&T Stadium, where he has a 6-0 record as a starter, including three high school state championships and a Big 12 championship.
Monday will be another big moment. Growing up in football-crazy Texas, he’s used to them.