Baker Mayfield Wins 2017 Heisman Trophy

Four years ago, Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield was a walk-on. Now, he holds the most prestigious award in all of college football as he was awarded the Heisman Trophy last night.

cdn-s3.si.com

This has come after a controversial, but extremely successful season.

One one hand, the senior quarterback has totaled 4,340 passing yards on a 71 percent completion percentage. He also thrown 41 total touchdowns and only five interceptions

On the other hand, he has had multiple points where his character has been questioned. One incident came against the Ohio State Buckeyes when he toured the shoe with the OU flag and pierced it in the center afterwards right in the middle of the Ohio State logo.

The other incident game later on in the season, when Mayfield was making what some called obscene gestures towards the Kansas players after they refused to shake the Oklahoma Captains hands during the coin-toss.

Was Mayfield in right in what he did? Probably not.

But he owned up to his actions every time something happened. Moreover, this is reveals Mayfield’s competitive nature that is unparalleled to anyone else out there.

Regardless, Mayfield was the most deserving candidate for the Heisman. Standord’s Bryce Love and last year’s winner in Louisville’s Lamar Jackson were also in attendance last night. Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was not invited to the ceremony, something that many felt was unfair to him.

While Mayfield has won the highest award in college football, not everyone saying his game will translate over to the NFL level. Many think that Mayfield does not have the size and athleticism to be a quarterback in the NFL.

Next Article
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Baker Mayfield Might Be The No. 1 Overall Pick

    Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Josh Allen have been considered the safest and best prospects at the quarterback position in this year’s draft class. The one wild card mixed in there is Baker Mayfield, and he may now jump to being selected by the Cleveland Browns with the first pick in the draft. According to...

    Read More
  • Colin Kaepernick Wins Amnesty National Award

    Amnesty International awarded former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award for his protests against police brutality and racial injustice. "The Ambassador of Conscience award celebrates the spirit of activism and exceptional courage, as embodied by Colin Kaepernick," Salil Shetty, the human rights group's secretary-general, said in a statement. "He is...

    Read More
  • Joel Embiid Makes Roaring Return In Game 3

    Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid made his playoff debut last night in game 3 against the Miami Heat and definitely made his presence known. The all-star center dropped 23 points while adding seven rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes of play en route to a 128-108 victory for the 76ers to take the series...

    Read More
  • Aaron Rodgers Reportedly Frustrated For Lack Of Say In Green Bay Packers Moves

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is reportedly frustrated for his role, or the lack thereof, in offseason acquisition and moves within the organization, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo Sports! Sports and investigative reporter Charles Robinson cited two anonymous sources in saying that the Rodgers feels that he "he should have earned...

    Read More
  • Joel Embiid Hopeful To Play In Game Two Or Three

    The Philadelphia 76ers took home game one Saturday by a score of 130-103 over the Miami Heat, and did so with one of their best players in the Joel Embiid. Embiid has been out of the lineup due to a broken orbital bone and a concussion. "If it was my decision, I would play, but...

    Read More
  • Cowboys Expected To Release Dez Bryant

    The situation surrounding Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Dez Bryant and his deal with the Cowboys has been at the forefront of the NFL rumor mill heading into the draft. Owner Jerry Jones had a meeting with Bryant this morning, and it appears that the Cowboys will make a very unexpected decision by releasing him. Jones...

    Read More
  • Yankees-Red Sox Brawl Breaks Out, Benches Clear

    The Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry is as heated as it has ever been following last night's bench clearing brawl at Fenway Park. The brawl was sparked by Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly throwing inside to yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin, which was followed by a fastball two pitches later that drilled Austin in the elbow. Austin...

    Read More