Mayfield a Heisman Finalist for Second Time

Mayfield a Heisman Finalist for Second Time

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson was named as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy on Monday night.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Louisville quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson and Stanford running back Bryce Love were named finalists for the 2017 Heisman on Monday night.

He completed 71 percent of his passes this season for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns to just five interceptions. Jackson averaged 411 yards of total offense per game in 2017, by far leading the nation.

The Heisman Trophy victor will be announced Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET.

Love, a third-year junior, is Stanford's fifth Heisman finalist and seeks to join Jim Plunkett as his school's second Heisman victor.

Barkley has 1,728 yards from scrimmage, 47 receptions, 21 total touchdowns and is second nationally in all-purpose yards per game at 179.5.

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Mayfield has finished in the top-four of the Heisman voting the last two seasons. Players receive three points for a first-place vote, two for a second and one for a third.

Mayfield has the second-ranked Sooners (12-1) in the College Football Playoff.

Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma runs with the ball.

If it holds, Mayfield's efficiency rating of 203.8 would shatter the record he set a year ago of 196.39. 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 Heisman Memorial Trophy electorate, which selects the finalists and the Heisman victor, is comprised of 929 voters, including 870 media members and 58 former Heisman winners.

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