Baker Mayfield wins the 2017 Heisman Trophy

Chill Lamar Jackson returns to NYC as relaxed Heisman finalist

Following his speech, Mayfield got the opportunity to lift the prestigious Heisman Trophy and pose with it in front of a room filled with college football luminaries.

The brash, flag-planting Sooners star won a lopsided vote to become the sixth Oklahoma player to the win Heisman. On Saturday night, Mayfield took a big step toward another kind of history, the type that would have seemed so unlikely when he first walked on in Lubbock four years ago: He's become an all-time college football great.

Baker Mayfield, the dynamic quarterback out of Oklahoma, Lamar Jackson, Louisville's Heisman winning quarterback from a year ago, and Stanford running back Bryce Love. He is the first senior to win the award since Troy Smith of Ohio State in 2006.

The Austin, Texas native has completed 262-of-369 passes this year for a career-high 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns to just five interceptions. He also ran for 310 yards and five more touchdowns on the ground.

Mayfield has 14,320 yards and 129 touchdowns though the air in his college career.

Mayfield won in convincing fashion over Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, last year's victor, and Stanford running back Bryce Love.

It's a club Mayfield rightfully belongs to.

Mayfield also discussed overcoming some difficulties, and although he didn't name them specifically, his February arrest for public intoxication and his one-series suspension for making a lewd gesture toward Kansas Jayhawks players this season may have been among the incidents he was referencing. Mayfield's performance, however, continues to be otherworldly and, without question, Heisman-worthy. He did this all despite losing head coach Bob Stoops, Heisman finalist receiver Dede Westbrook and thousand-yard runners Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon from last year's team.

Mayfield is no stranger to controversy, but you can't deny the impact he made on the field this season.

Mayfield's Sooners will be back in action on January 1 when they take on No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl.

But upon winning the Heisman Trophy and earning a third straight top-four finish, his place in college football history is secure.

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