Baker Mayfield wins 2017 Heisman Trophy

Baker Mayfield was named the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner  Saturday night in New York.

The Oklahoma quarterback was the overwhelming favorite for the award and beat out Stanford running back Bryce Love and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson — the 2016 Heisman winner.

Baker Mayfield wins 2017 Heisman Trophy

Mayfield put up eye-popping numbers for the Sooners in 2017. The senior threw for 4,340 yards in 13 games — the second-highest mark in the nation. Mayfield also racked up 41 passing touchdowns, completed 71 percent of his passes and threw just 5 interceptions on 369 attempts as he led Oklahoma to a Big 12 title and College Football Playoff berth.

Mayfield is Oklahoma’s first Heisman winner since quarterback Sam Bradford won the award in 2008. Below is a list of each Heisman winner since 1970.

Heisman Trophy winners

  • 2017: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma QB
  • 2016: Lamar Jackson, Louisville QB
  • 2015: Derrick Henry, Alabama RB
  • 2014: Marcus Mariota, Oregon QB
  • 2013: Jameis Winston, Florida State QB
  • 2012: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M QB
  • 2011: Robert Griffin III, Baylor QB
  • 2010: Cam Newton, Auburn QB
  • 2009: Mark Ingram, Alabama RB
  • 2008: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma QB
  • 2007: Tim Tebow, Florida QB
  • 2006: Troy Smith, Ohio State QB
  • 2005: Reggie Bush, USC RB (vacated)
  • 2004: Matt Leinart, USC QB
  • 2003: Jason White, Oklahoma QB
  • 2002: Carson Palmer, USC QB
  • 2001: Eric Crouch, Nebraska QB
  • 2000: Chris Weinke, Florida State QB
  • 1999: Ron Dayne, Wisconsin RB
  • 1998: Ricky Williams, Texas RB
  • 1997: Charles Woodson, Michigan DB/PR
  • 1996: Danny Wuerffel, Florida QB
  • 1995: Eddie George, Ohio State RB
  • 1994: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado RB
  • 1993: Charlie Ward, Florida State QB
  • 1992: Gino Torretta, Miami QB
  • 1991: Desmond Howard, Michigan WR/PR
  • 1990: Ty Detmer, BYU QB
  • 1989: Andre Ware, Houston QB
  • 1988: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State RB
  • 1987: Tim Brown, Notre Dame WR
  • 1986: Vinny Testaverde, Miami QB
  • 1985: Bo Jackson, Auburn RB
  • 1984: Doug Flutie, Boston College QB
  • 1983: Mike Rozier, Nebraska RB
  • 1982: Herschel Walker, Georgia RB
  • 1981: Marcus Allen, USC RB
  • 1980: George Rogers, South Carolina RB
  • 1979: Charles White, USC RB
  • 1978: Billy Sims, Oklahoma RB
  • 1977: Earl Campbell, Texas RB
  • 1976: Tony Dorsett, Pitt RB
  • 1975: Archie Griffin, Ohio State RB
  • 1974: Archie Griffin, Ohio State RB
  • 1973: John Cappelletti, Penn State RB
  • 1972: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska WR/RB
  • 1971: Pat Sullivan, Auburn QB
  • 1970: Jim Plunkett, Stanford QB

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