Oklahoma QB Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy in landslide

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has been named the victor of the 2017 Heisman Memorial Trophy.

For Baker Mayfield, the third time was the charm.

Little did we know that the history he made in his first game was merely the beginning of a historic career that has taken many twists and turns since then, from an injury to a transfer to Oklahoma to a year sitting out to three years leading the Sooners as their superstar starting quarterback.


Mayfield has passed for 4,340 yards this season with 41 touchdowns and only five interceptions.

Mayfield won college football's most prestigious individual honor in a landslide over runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and last year's Heisman victor, Lamar Jackson of Louisville.

Mayfield has 14,320 yards and 129 touchdowns though the air in his college career. He leads the nation with a 71-percent completion percentage, a record-setting passing efficiency rating (203.8), yards per completion (16.6) and pass plays of more than 20 yards (75).


Mayfield also broke his own NCAA record for passing efficiency, which he set past year with a 203.8 rating this season.

He has been the toast of the college football awards scene lately also having won The Associated Press Player of the Year, Davey O'Brien Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year, and Maxwell Award. If I'm an National Football League coach, I want him running my team.

Mayfield led the Sooners to a 12-1 record and a spot in the college football playoff as they will take on Georgia in the Rose Bowl.


"It's been a tough journey", Mayfield said.

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