Heisman Trophy: Reactions to Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield winning 83rd award
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was named the 2017 Heisman Memorial Trophy winner on Saturday night in New York City.
The quarterback earned 2,398 votes, 1,098 more votes than second-place winner Stanford running back Bryce Love, who finished with a round 1,300. Louisville’s Lamar Jackson (last year’s winner) finished third with 793 votes, followed by 304 for Penn State’s Saquon Barkley and 175 for San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny.
Mayfield took 732 first-place votes.
On Thursday night, Mayfield was named the AP Player of the Year.
Mayfield completed 71 percent of his passes this season for 4,340 yards, 41 passing touchdowns to just five interceptions while averaging 13.4 yards per attempt. He also ran for five scores.
His Sooners face Georgia in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 in the first round of the College Football Playoff.
The college football world reacted to Mayfield’s Heisman victory on Saturday night:
Baker Mayfield (@OU_Football) wins Heisman Trophy. He averages 11.8 yds per attempt this season; would break FBS single-season record of 11.1 set by … Mayfield, 2016.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 10, 2017
Baker Mayfield has the 4th most dominant #HeismanTrophy vote in history:— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 10, 2017
• 2005- Reggie Bush: 91.8% pts possible
• 2006- Troy Smith: 91.6%
• 2014- Marcus Mariota: 90.9%
• 2017- Baker Mayfield: 86.0%
I can finally say it now Welcome to the Family bro @baker_mayfield6— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) December 10, 2017
Baker Mayfield becomes the first walk-on player in the scholarship era to win the Heisman!— SB Nation (@SBNation) December 10, 2017
Congrats, Baker! pic.twitter.com/YUShCOy7Gi
Baker Mayfield's legend is cemented.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 10, 2017
The 2017 Heisman Trophy is his! pic.twitter.com/YsBt1XsBrp
Congrats Bake! @baker_mayfield6— Dede Westbrook (@DedeTHEGreat11) December 10, 2017
Here’s your official Heisman voting results pic.twitter.com/Ve78tyOv8p— Morgan Moriarty (@Morgan_Moriarty) December 10, 2017