Baker Mayfield Wins 2017 Heisman Trophy Award

Played for 2 different schools and 3 different head coaches in 5 years

Oklahoma sooner quarterback baker mayfield wins 83rd Heisman trophy award.
Baker Mayfield guided Oklahoma to 11-1 record. Photo: Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Baker Mayfield becomes the first walk-on player to win the Heisman Trophy.

Mayfield started his college football career by walking-on at Texas Tech in 2013, and it culminated in winning the 83rd Heisman Trophy at the Down-Town Athletic Club in New York City Saturday night.

“This is unbelievable for me, being up here among these greats,” Mayfield said upon receiving the award, with past Heisman winners standing behind him. “It’s something that awards can’t even describe. God has put me in this position, that I’m so blessed to be in. It’s such an honor to be up here. It’s unbelievable.”

Bryce Love, the running back from Stanford University finished second, and last year’s Heisman winner Lamar Jackson finished a distant third for the Louisville Cardinals.

“This is unbelievable for me, being up here among these greats,” Mayfield said upon receiving the award, with past Heisman winners standing behind him. “It’s something that awards can’t even describe. God has put me in this position, that I’m so blessed to be in. It’s such an honor to be up here. It’s unbelievable.”

Mayfield Guided Oklahoma Sooners to College Football Playoffs

Mayfield guided the “Boomer Sooners” to an 11-1 record, a Big 12 Championship, and a #2 ranking in the College Football Playoffs. Their only regular season loss was to Iowa State back on October 7, a 38-31 loss at home. Oklahoma will start the playoff against #3 seed Georgia in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.

On Thursday night, he also won the Davey O’Brien (best quarterback) and Maxwell (player of the year) awards; the Associated Press and Walter Camp also both named him their player of the year.

The Oklahoma senior quarterback completed 71% of his passes and threw for 41 touchdowns to only 5 interceptions, amassing 4,340 yards through the air. He also played for two different schools (Texas Tech and Oklahoma) and three different head coaches (Kliff Kingsbury, Bob Stoops, Lincoln Riley) in his stellar football career.

Mayfield is the sixth different Heisman winner for the proud Oklahoma football program. He joins Billy Vessels, Steve Owens, Billy Sims, Jason White and Sam Bradford as a member of the “Most Prestigious Club in all of College Football.”

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