The 83rd Heisman Trophy winner will be announced tonight at the PlayStation Theater in mid-town Manhattan.
Depending on who wins, here is what it will mean:
… he’d be the first two-time Heisman winner since Archie Griffin in 1974-75.
… he’d win Louisville’s second Heiman.
… he’d be the third ACC player in the last five years to win the trophy.
… his would be the ninth Heisman won from a player on a current Atlantic Coast Conference school.
… he’d be the 19th junior to win the award.
… he’d be the 11th-consecutive non-senior to win the award.
… he’d become the 15th quarterback in the last 17 years to win the Heisman.
… he’d be the first Heisman winner to play for a team with at least four losses since Steve Owens in 1969.
… his 4,932 yards of total offense would be second in Heisman history to Ty Detmer’s 5,022.
… his combined 42 touchdowns running and passing would be the seventh-highest total in Heisman history.
…he’d be the first Louisville player to finish as a Heisman runner up.
…it would be the 14th time an ACC player (as the conference is currently configured) logged a runner up Heisman finish.
…he’d be the first Louisville player to log a top 3-to-5 Heisman finish.
If he wins the Heisman …
… he’d be Stanford’s second Heisman winner, joining Jim Plunkett (1970).
… he’d be the 12th Heisman winner to come from a school in the current Pac-12.
… he’d be the first player born in North Carolina to win the Heisman.
… he’d be the 19th junior to win the award.
… he’d be the 43rd running back to win the Heisman.
… he’d be the sixth Heisman winner to wear the No. 20 jersey and first since Billy Sims in 1978.
… he’d be the first Heisman winner to come from a team with at least 4 losses since Steve Owens in 1969.
… his 1,973 rushing yards would put him seventh on the all-time Heisman rushing chart.
… his 164.42 rushing yards per game would put him 10th on the all-time Heisman chart.
If he finishes second …
… it would give Stanford a record sixth Heisman runner up (and fifth since 2009).
… it would be the 12th time a player from a current Pac-12 team has finished second in the Heisman vote.
Regardless of finish, he’ll log the 11th top 5 Heisman finish by a Stanford player.
… he’d be the first Heisman winner to start his career as a walk-on athlete since athletic scholarships were created in the 1950s.
… he’d be the sixth Heisman winner from Oklahoma and first since Sam Bradford in 2008.
… he’d be the first senior to win the Heisman since Troy Smith in 2006.
… he’d be the eighth Heisman winner born in Texas.
… he’d be the 11th player from a current Big 12 school to win the Heisman and first since Robert Griffin III in 2011.
… he’d become the 33rd quarterback to win the Heisman and 14th in the last 16 years.
… he’d set the Heisman record for passing efficiency with a passer rating of 203.76, topping Robert Griffin III’s 192.31 in 2011.
… his 4,650 yards of total offense would be the fourth-highest total in Heisman history.
… his 4,340 passing yards would be fourth-most in Heisman history and the most since Sam Bradford threw for 4,464 in 2008.
… his 41 TD passes would be fourth-best in Heisman history and the most since Sam Bradford threw 48 in 2008.
… his 46 total touchdowns running and passing would be the seventh-best TD total in Heisman history.
… his 71% completion percentage would be second-best in Heisman history behind Griffin III’s 72.3% in 2011.
… he’d join Cam Newton and Felix ‘Doc’ Blanchard as the only other Heisman winners to start their careers at another FBS school.
… he’d join Felix ‘Doc’ Blanchard as the only other Heisman winner to win the Heisman after transferring directly from another FBS school.
… he’d be the first player to win the Heisman wearing No. 6.
… he’d be the fourth Heisman winner to take part in the College Football Playoff, joining Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota and Derrick Henry.
… at 22 years, 7 months and 25 days, he’d be the oldest Heisman winner since Jason White (’03)
… he’d be a record sixth Oklahoma player — and first since Adrian Peterson — to finish as Heisman runner up.
… he’d be the 11th player from schools currently in the Big 12 to finish as Heisman runner up.
…he’d join Jason White, Billy Sims and Greg Pruitt as Sooners who logged two top 3 Heisman finishes.
…it’d be the 16th time an Oklahoma player finished in the top 3 of the Heisman vote.
… regardless of finish, Mayfield joins Glenn Davis, Blanchard, Doak Walker, Archie Griffin, Herschel Walker and Tim Tebow as players who logged three top-5 Heisman finishes.
… he also joins Davis, Blanchard, Doak Walker and Herschel Walker as the only players to log three top-4 Heisman finishes.