Kyler Murray's Pop Warner video explained

Jake Nichol December 14, 2021
Kyler Murray's Pop Warner video explained
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What was the video of Kyler Murray at Pop Warner that was broadcast on Monday Night Football? When was the video shot, and what does Pop Warner do?

Pre-game for the Rams trip to the Cardinals on MNF at State Farm Stadium, part of the build-up contained an interview with Cardinals QB Kyler Murray.

The 24-year-old was seen discussing an old video of him back in his youth during a Pop Warner game in Texas.

The 2019 first-round, first-pick draft winner talked about the video, with his former coach at Oklahoma Riley Lincoln adding his thoughts to the segment.

It left fans wanting to know more about the video, the origins of it, and what it is Pop Warner exactly does.

For the record, the Rams won the game 30-23, with Murray failing to register a passing touchdown but making two interceptions and 383 passing yards.

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Kyler Murray Pop Warner video

The video in question shows a then eight-year old Murray taking part in a kid’s football game in November 2005. Then a defensive-minded player, Murray rushes a poor, unsuspecting opposition player – flattening him.

He says on the broadcast: “I did that every Saturday.”

You can view the segment here.

It was shot by Murray’s mother, Missy.

What does Pop Warner do?

Officially named Pop Warner Little Scholars, Pop Warner is a non-profit organisation for five to 16-year-olds.

Named after former college football coach Pop Warner, it gives children a chance to play sport and be involved in activities.

2018 Heisman Trophy winner Murray was part of the programme during his youth in Allen, Texas.

Best reactions

After the segment was broadcast, some fans took to Twitter to comment on the harshness of the tackle by Kyler Murray in the Pop Warner video.

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Jake can usually be found writing about or watching anything to do with motorsport – from Formula 1 to NASCAR to British Truck Racing. His work as a motorsport journalist has been published by the likes of Autosport, and Motorsport News – all highly respected names. Away from racing he is a keen amateur astronomer, podcast listener and enjoys long walks in the park with his three dogs.