Baker Mayfield wins 2017 Heisman Trophy

Baker Mayfield has won the 2017 Heisman Trophy, becoming the sixth Sooner to ever win college football's most prestigious individual award.

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  • Baker Mayfield has won the 2017 Heisman Trophy award, given annually to the best player in all of college football
  • Mayfield beat out the other two finalists: Lamar Jackson, the Louisville quarterback who won the 2016 Heisman; and Bryce Love, Stanford's star running back
  • Mayfield becomes the 6th sooner to win the Heisman (ironically, he wears No. 6), joining Billy Vessels (1952), Steve Owens (1969), Billy Sims (1978), Jason White (2003) and Sam Bradford (2008).
  • After his nomination, fans began a petition regarding his statue for Heisman Park, the feature at OU honoring the school's winners.

Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy! Congrats to the Oklahoma Sooners quarterback. He definitely deserved it. I put...

Posted by FOX23 Nathan Thompson on Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • This was Mayfield's third time as a Heisman finalist, an OU record (Jason White is the only other Sooner to make multiple trips to NYC for the Heisman presentation). Mayfield is the 7th player to ever be a finalist three times.
  • This year Mayfield has led the Sooners to a 12-1 record a berth in the College Football Playoff as the No. 2 team in the nation. Statistically, Mayfield has thrown for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns - both second best in the nation.
  • Mayfield also broke his own NCAA record for passing efficiency, which he'd set last year, with a 203.8 rating this season. The next best rating was UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton at 184.8.
  • Mayfield now has collected six major accolades this week: Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award, AP Player of the Year and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year
Baker Mayfield strikes Heisman pose

With the #Heisman2017 trophy presentation starts at 7pm CT, here's the moment I witnessed that convinced me it was Baker Mayfield's year. The #Bedlam win was huge and as you can see, he did the pose. #Sooners

Posted by Jeff Kolb FOX4 on Saturday, December 9, 2017