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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Baker Mayfield Wins Burlsworth Trophy for the Second Time

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The trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has been named the recipient of the Burlsworth Trophy for the second time in as many years. Mayfield is the first two-time winner in the award’s history.

Mayfield was up against Northwestern receiver Austin Carr and Washington State quarterback Luke Falk for the award, which is given annually to the most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on. He currenly leads the nation with an efficiency rating of 197.8, ahead of the current all-time record is 191.8.

The award is named in honor of Brandon Burlsworth, a former walk-on offensive lineman at Arkansas who was killed in a car accident not long after being drafted 63rd overall by the Indianapolis Colts.

Baker has already announced his intention to come back for his senior season, so Mayfield may end his collegiate career as a three-time winner of the award — something that will likely never be matched.