Heisman Trophy Finalists Announced

Lamar Jackson Bryce Love Baker Mayfield named Heisman finalists

The finalists were announced on ESPN's "Monday Night Countdown" by former Heisman winners Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson.

NEW YORK, N.Y. (KFSM)-After another eye-popping statistical season, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is headed back to the Big Apple as a Heisman Trophy finalist.

The Sooners' senior signal caller is the only Heisman finalist whose team made it into the College Football Playoff.

Through 13 games, Mayfield has 4,340 passing yards and 41 touchdowns with only five interceptions for an NCAA-best 203.8 rating. The victor of the award, which goes to college football's most outstanding player, will be revealed Saturday at the Downtown Athletic Club in NY.

This marks the second time Mayfield has been named a finalist for college football's top individual honor for a player. Despite missing one game due to injury, he was second in the nation in rushing and led the nation with 10 runs of 50 yards or more.

Love piled up 1,973 rusing yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging over 8 yards per carry.

He received the remaining two first-place votes in the survey. Barkley also returned two kickoff for touchdowns.

One name that stood out all season long, though, was Baker Mayfield.

Jackson has the chance to become just the second two-time Heisman victor, joining Ohio State's Archie Griffin (1974 and 1975), but Mayfield, the 2016 runner-up, is the heavy favorite. Mayfield set an FBS record for passing efficiency, breaking his own record set in 2016. Considering he was averaging 198 yards per game in the first seven weeks before he suffered an ankle injury, it's hard to imagine what he could have done had he stayed fully healthy all season.

The victor of the 2017 Heisman Trophy will be announced Sunday night on ESPN.

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