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 familiar face for Penn State fans:
— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) December 10, 2017
Barkley finished with 304 total points and 15 first-place votes. His 15 votes were fourth-most — behind Mayfield, Love and Jackson — and the Nittany Lions ball-carrier also received the fourth-most second-place votes and third-most third-place votes.
Barkley finished the 2017 regular season with 1,134 yards and 16 TD on 199 carries. The do-it-all man also recorded 47 catches for 594 yards and 3 receiving TD as well.
The 5-foot-11 junior may never win a Heisman Trophy as many believe he will opt in for the upcoming NFL Draft. Despite not winning the award, Barkley told Sports Illustrated prior to the award ceremony, “I don’t need a trophy to define me.”
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