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Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield is the 2017 Heisman Trophy victor

Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield is the 2017 Heisman Trophy victor”

On Saturday night, Mayfield took a enormous step toward another kind of history, the type that would have seemed so unlikely when he first walked on in Lubbock four years ago: He's become an all-time college football great.

When the dust settled, Mayfield walked away with the Heisman, with Love finishing second and Jackson finishing third.

Baker Mayfield was awarded the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night at the PlayStation Theater in Manhattan.

For Mayfield, it was the third-highest percentage of possible points received (86 percent) since 1950, behind Ohio State's Troy Smith (2006) and Oregon's Marcus Mariota (2014).

Since arriving at Oklahoma, Mayfield has led the Sooners to three Big 12 championships and two College Football Playoff bids.

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

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During his 2016 Heisman season in which Louisville went 9-4, Jackson passed for 3,543 yards and 30 touchdowns while rushing for 1,571 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also ran for 310 yards and five more touchdowns on the ground.

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.

It's a club Mayfield rightfully belongs to. Mayfield's performance, however, continues to be otherworldly and, without question, Heisman-worthy.

The enigmatic Sooners signal-caller threw for 4340 yards and 41 touchdowns while completing 71 percent of his passes. If I'm an National Football League coach, I want him running my team. He's formed a ideal pairing with head coach Lincoln Riley, his offensive coordinator the past two years, as he established himself as a master of Oklahoma's wide-open offense with impressive arm strength, mobility and improvisational ability.

To relive the best moments from Mayfield's Heisman season, you can check out this highlight video below, courtesy of Modell Highlights. He finished fourth in the Heisman balloting in 2015 and third past year.

Only USC and Notre Dame have had more Heisman winners than Oklahoma.



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