University of Oklahoma

Baker Mayfield threw for 4,340 yards with 41 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions while leading the Sooners to a 12-1 record and a berth in the College Football Playoff.

Heisman Winner

Baker Mayfield

QB | RS Senior | University of Oklahoma

Baker Mayfield won Oklahoma’s sixth Heisman while producing the highest passing efficiency rating in FBS history. He is the first Heisman winner to begin his career as a walk-on athlete since the NCAA instituted athletic scholarships in the 1950s.

He is also one of seven players to log three top 5 Heisman finishes, joining Glenn Davis and Doc Blanchard of Army, Doak Walker of SMU, Archie Griffin of Ohio State, Herschel Walker of Georgia and Tim Tebow of Florida.

Mayfield was born on April 14, 1995, in Austin, Texas. He starred at Lake Travis High in Austin, leading his team to a 25-2 record as a starter while winning the 2011 4A State Championship. He finished his prep career with 6,255 passing yards and 67 touchdown passes.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound dual-threat quarterback was passed over by almost every BCS school for a scholarship, so Mayfield chose to walk on at Texas Tech in 2013, where he immediately won the starting quarterback position. In his first start, he passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns. He finished his freshman season with 2,315 yards and 12 touchdown passes. Mayfield then chose to transfer to Oklahoma, where he sat out the 2014 season due to transfer rules.

Mayfield took over the starting job for the Sooners in 2015 and made an immediate impact, passing for 3,700 yards and 37 touchdowns while rushing for another 405 yards and seven scores on the ground. He finished fourth in that year’s Heisman race.

He came back in 2016 with another fine season, setting the NCAA record with a passer rating of 196.38, with 3,965 yards through the air and 40 touchdowns. He took his first trip to New York as a Heisman finalist, finishing third behind Lamar Jackson and DeShaun Watson.

Mayfield saved his best season for last, throwing for 4,340 yards with 41 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions while leading the Sooners to a 12-1 record and a berth in the College Football Playoff. He once again set the NCAA record for passing efficiency with a rating of 203.76. He won the Heisman easily over Bryce Love of Stanford, tallying 2,398 points to Love’s 1,300. He joined Billy Vessels (’52), Steve Owens (’69), Billy Sims (’78), Jason White (’03) and Sam Bradford (’08) as Sooner Heisman winners.

He is the first senior to win the award since Troy Smith in 2006 and the first player to win the Heisman after transferring directly from another FBS program since Doc Blanchard did so in 1945.

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Heisman Voting Results

Number of electors: 929 - Announced: December 9, 2017.

 PlayerClassPositionSchool1st2nd3rdTotal Points
1Baker MayfieldRS SRQBOklahoma73287282398
2Bryce LoveJRRBStanford754212331300
3Lamar JacksonJRQBLouisville47197258793
4Saquon BarkleyJRRBPenn State1573113304
5Rashaad PennySRRBSan Diego State73780175
6Jonathan TaylorFRRBWisconsin273858
7Mason RudolphSRQBOklahoma State2142256
8McKenzie MiltonSOQBCentral Florida4112054
9Kerryon JohnsonJRRBAuburn0141745
10Roquan SmithJRLBGeorgia311738

Three points are awarded for first place on a ballot, with two points for second place and one point for third place.

Heisman Voting By Region

Heisman voters are spread out across six regions, with roughly 145 per region.


1Baker Mayfield427
2Bryce Love192
3Lamar Jackson161


1Baker Mayfield379
2Bryce Love205
3Lamar Jackson136


1Baker Mayfield370
2Bryce Love196
3Lamar Jackson147


1Baker Mayfield403
2Bryce Love208
3Lamar Jackson111


1Baker Mayfield434
2Bryce Love232
3Lamar Jackson118

Far West

1Baker Mayfield385
2Bryce Love267
3Lamar Jackson120


OpponentResultAttCompPctYardsYPATDIntRatingRushesYardsYPCTDPlaysTotal OffYPPTotal TDs
09/02/17UTEPW 56-7201995.032916.530282.72-8-4.0002232114.593
09/09/17at OSUW 31-16352777.138611.030198.17-5-0.710423819.073
09/16/17TulaneW 56-14271763.033112.340214.8400.0003133110.684
09/23/17at BaylorW 49-41191368.428314.930245.68303.7502731311.593
10/07/17Iowa StateL 38-31332472.73069.320170.611575.181443638.253
10/14/17at TexasW 29-24271763.030211.221174.07273.860343299.682
10/21/17at Kansas StateW 42-35413278.041010.021173.39697.672504799.584
10/28/17Texas TechW 49-27342264.72818.341167.16203.331403017.535
11/04/17at Oklahoma StateW 62-52362466.759816.652240.98-9-1.1314458913.396
11/11/17TCUW 38-20271866.733312.330206.911504.5503838310.083
11/18/17at KansasW 41-3302066.72578.630171.6492.250342667.823
11/25/17West VirginiaW 59-31171482.428116.530279.4252.5001928615.053
12/02/17+ TCUW 41-17231565.224310.640211.466510.8302930810.624
Heisman Stats12-136926271.0434011.7415203.76853103.645454465010.2446
1/01/18+ GeorgiaL 48-54352365.72878.221147.71210.080472886.132

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