Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook have been named finalists for the Heisman Trophy. The candidates were announced Monday evening on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown, and the two Sooners will join Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers and Clemson’s DeShaun Watson in New York.
Westbrook is the second wide receiver to be a finalist for the award since Larry Fitzgerald in 2003. It’s also the first time since 2004 that OU will be sending two candidates to New York.
Baker Mayfield leads the nation with a passer efficiency rating of 197.8, ahead of the current all-time record is 191.8. Westbrook has eight 100-yard receiving games this season and now has a total of 1,465 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. Mayfield is also a candidate for the Maxwell and Davey O’Brien awards, and Westbrook is the favorite to win the Biletnikoff Award.
The Heisman Trophy Ceremony will take place this Saturday at 7 p.m. CT, and the ceremony will be broadcast on ESPN.