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Baker Mayfield wins the 2017 Heisman Trophy

Baker Mayfield wins the 2017 Heisman Trophy

The Oklahoma Sooners senior quarterback took home the 83rd Heisman Trophy, beating out Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and Stanford running back Bryce Love.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield went from walk-on to the best collegiate football player in the country, winning the 2017 Heisman Trophy award. He finished third nationally in passer rating in 2015, set the single-season FBS passer rating record a year ago and is on pace to break his own record this season. For the season, he completed 262 of 369 passes for 4,340 yards for 41 touchdowns and only five interceptions. Against the rival Cowboys in the game known as Bedlam, Mayfield threw for a career-high 598 yards and five touchdowns.

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.

The quarterback was arrested in February and pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors, including public intoxication. He threw for 598 yards in a Bedlam rivalry win over Oklahoma State, and he was almost flawless (27 of 35 for 386 yards and three TDs) in a 31-16 road win at Ohio State.




Mayfield, who finished third in the Heisman voting a year ago, leads the nation in completion percentage (.710), yards per pass attempt (11.8), yards per completion (16.6) and pass of plays of 20-plus yards (75). He did this all despite losing head coach Bob Stoops, Heisman finalist receiver Dede Westbrook and thousand-yard runners Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon from last year's team.

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

Mayfield is no stranger to controversy, but you can't deny the impact he made on the field this season.

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