Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield becomes sixth Sooner to win the Heisman Trophy

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield becomes sixth Sooner to win the Heisman Trophy

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield becomes sixth Sooner to win the Heisman Trophy

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield took the award as the 2017 season's best player - as expected - at an award ceremony Saturday evening in NY.

- Sixth Oklahoma player to win the award, joining Billy Vessels (1952), Steve Owens (1969), Billy Sims (1978), Jason White (2003) and Sam Bradford (2008).

Leading the No. 2 Sooners to the playoffs, Mayfield was the most efficient passer in the nation and ranked second with 4,340 passing yards and 41 passing touchdowns. Along with the Heisman, Mayfield also won the Walter Camp, Maxwell and Davey O'Brien Awards. The Sooners will take on the Georgia Bulldogs in a College Football Playoff semifinal matchup January 1. Two signature moments stamped his Heisman campaign: a 31-16 road win over Big Ten champion Ohio State in which he threw for 386 yards and three scores, and a wild 62-52 win over Oklahoma State.

Mayfield raked in 78 percent of the first place votes, marking the third highest winning vote percentage since 1950.

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Mayfield thanked former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, who also was at the Best Buy Theater in midtown Manhattan, for welcoming a "chubby, unathletic kid into the program with open arms".

He has 129 career touchdown passes and 14,320 yards.

Mayfield is one of the best quarterbacks college football has seen, but how do NFL teams view the undersized, 6-foot-1 QB? Once he became eligible at Oklahoma in 2015, he won the starting job over incumbent Trevor Knight. Jayhawks captains refused to shake his hand during the pregame coin flip.

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

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