The 2017 Heisman Trophy winner is Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield.
Mayfield ran away with the award, amassing the third-most amount of points (2,398) by a Heisman candidate since 1950. Finishing in second was Stanford RB Bryce Love (1,300 points) and in third was Louisville QB Lamar Jackson (793).
Behind the top 3 was a Big Ten representative in Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, while San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny took fifth. In sixth was Wisconsin freshman RB Jonathan Taylor.
— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) December 10, 2017
Taylor finished with 58 total points and 2 first-place votes. His 2 votes were tied for eighth-most. The Badgers’ steady freshman also received 7 second-place votes and was fifth in third-place votes with 38.
Taylor goes into his team’s bowl game with 1,847 rushing yards and 13 TD on 273 carries. The bruising, yet shifty man also caught just 7 passes on the season, but averaged 11.7 yards per reception.
The 5-foot-11 ball-carrier from New Jersey will likely have another chance at a Heisman Trophy in the future. Opting for the NFL Draft is not allowed at this point in Taylor’s collegiate career, and as long as he’s the feature back in a Badgers offense, he will have every opportunity to garner massive statistics while winning a lot of football games.
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