Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is going to need a bigger trophy case.
After taking home the Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award, Davey O’Brien Award and Associated Press Player of the Year honors earlier this week, Mayfield was awarded the 2017 Heisman Memorial Trophy on Saturday night in New York City.
To secure the prestigious award, Mayfield beat out Stanford running back Bryce Love and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, who won the award in 2016.
Mayfield cruised to the victory, earning 732 first-place votes and 2,398 points. Love was second with 1,300 points and 75 first-place votes, and Jackson finished third, totaling 793 points with 47 first-place votes.
Mayfield is the first Oklahoma player to win the Heisman since Sam Bradford in 2008. He’s the sixth Sooners player to win award, joining Bradford (2008), Jason White (2003), Billy Sims (1978), Steve Owens (1969) and Billy Vessels (1952).
But Mayfield will be gunning for a national championship, a feat that has escaped every other previous Oklahoma winner. Bradford and White lost in the national championship game after winning their Heismans.
With the 2017 regular season finished, Mayfield has had one of the most efficient seasons in college football history. The Sooners senior quarterback ranks No. 2 in the nation in passing yards (4,340) and touchdown passes (41).
Mayfield’s 71 percent completion rate tops college football, as does his passer efficiency rating of 203.8, which is on pace to shatter the record he set in 2016. Mayfield also rushed for 310 yards and 5 touchdowns this season.
He headlines an Oklahoma team that’s 12-1 after winning the Big 12 title last week. The Sooners will play Georgia in a College Football Playoff semifinal Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
The winner of that game advances to the national title game Jan. 8 in Atlanta.