Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is going to need a bigger trophy case.
After taking home the Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award, Davey O’Brien Award and Associated Press Player of the Year honors this week, Saturday night saw Mayfield awarded the 2017 Heisman Memorial Trophy.
To secure the prestigious award, Mayfield beat out Stanford running back Bryce Love and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, who won the award in 2016.
Mayfield is the first Oklahoma player to win the Heisman since Sam Bradford in 2008. He’s the sixth Sooner to win award, joining Bradford (2008), Jason White (2003), Billy Sims (1978), Steve Owens (1969), and Billy Vessels (1952).
With the 2017 regular season in the rearview, Mayfield has had one of the most efficient seasons in college football history. The Sooners’ senior gunslinger ranks No. 2 in the nation in passing yards and touchdowns with 4,340 and 41, respectively.
Mayfield’s 71 percent completion rate tops college football, as does his passer efficiency rating of 203.8, which is on pace to shatter the record he set in 2016. Mayfield also rushed for 310 yards and 5 touchdowns throughout his senior season.
He headlines an Oklahoma team that’s 12-1 on the heels of a Big 12 Championship and will play Georgia in a College Football Playoff semifinal.
With the Heisman in hand, Mayfield will lead the No. 2 Sooners against the No. 3 Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2018 with a trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship at stake.
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