Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield wins 2017 Heisman Trophy

Lawrence Cooper
December 11, 2017

Mayfield, who wears No. 6, also won the Sooners' sixth Heisman Trophy, which is second among all schools and one spot off of the nation-leading high of seven. Mayfield is also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, to be presented Saturday evening.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is the victor of the 2017 Davey O'Brien Award, given out on Thursday at the College Football Awards Show at the College Football Hall of Fame.

Mayfield has led the No. 2 Sooners to the College Football Playoff, where they will play No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl.

He is OU's sixth Heisman victor, joining Billy Vessels (1952), Steve Owens (1969), Billy Sims (1978), Jason White (2003) and Sam Bradford (2008).

Love had an impressive year on the ground for Stanford and was the nation's top running back, filling in for a departing Christian McCaffrey. He is the first senior to win the award since Troy Smith of Ohio State in 2006. He began his journey with the Sooners as a walk-on in February 2014. Once he became eligible at Oklahoma in 2015, he won the starting job over incumbent Trevor Knight.

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He lost a year of eligibility for transferring within the Big 12 and sat out a year.

In 2017, he had his best season yet, passing for 4,340 yards, 41 touchdowns and only five interceptions while completing 71 percent of his throws.

Lamar Jackson's quest to be the second ever two-time Heisman victor has came up short.

Mayfield is the first FBS player to pass for more than 14,000 yards and rush for more than 1,000 in a career.

The quarterback was arrested in February and pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors, including public intoxication.

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