Kyler Murray Files Trademark Requests For ‘Hail Murray’ And ‘Murray Magic’

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Arizona Cardinal quarterback Kyler Murray has made a name for himself this season, but that is not the name off which he hopes to profit.

Instead, Murray has filed paperwork to register for federal trademark protection for the catchphrases “Hail Murray” and “Magic Murray,” according to the Arizona Republic.

Both of those phrases have been linked to Murray since his miracle, game-winning touchdown pass against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday. Of course, “Hail Mary” has been linked to every last-second heave for about the past 50 years. But Murray’s last name has given it a special twist, and Murray would like to start calling it his own–and have people pay him if they want to use it.



So what are the odds Murray’s trademark requests are actually granted? It’s hard to say. You would think he might stand a fighting chance, mostly because neither term would apply to anyone else at this particular time.

And Murray had better hurry. The magic from Sunday has already worn off, as the Cardinals dropped a 28-21 decision to the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.


Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,

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