Oklahoma Sooners lead 2017 ESPN All-America Team with 3 selections

Baker Mayfield led a trio of Oklahoma players who earned All-America honors from ESPN this week, the most of any team in college football.

ESPN announced its 2017 All-America team on Tuesday, and Mayfield led the way at quarterback. He was joined on offense by left tackle Orlando Brown and tight end Mark Andrews. No other team had more than two ESPN All-Americans.

It’s the latest in a long line of All-American nods for Mayfield, who also took home the Heisman Trophy on Saturday. Mayfield, Brown and Andrews were also named first-team All-Americans by the Associated Press this week.

Mayfield has career highs in completion percentage (71.0), passing yards (4,340), pass efficiency (203.8), yards per attempt (11.8) and passing touchdowns (41) this season. Those numbers helped him win the Heisman in a landslide vote.

Brown was an Outland Trophy finalist and was named Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year by the league’s coaches.

Andrews won the Mackey Award for the nation’s best tight end last week. The junior has 905 yards and 8 touchdowns this season.

Those three helped power an Oklahoma offense that ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2017. The next test for the Sooners will come in the Rose Bowl against a Georgia defense that ranks No. 4 in the FBS in yards allowed per game.

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