The Sooner Nation could finally and officially celebrate Heisman Trophy winner No. 6 after Saturday night’s momentous ceremony crowning the 2017 winner, our very own Baker Mayfield. As you can imagine, the Twitterverse was ablaze about the Oklahoma Sooners superstar, and we’ve compiled some of the best tweets commemorating his special night.
Enjoy! Also, if you see some other tweets that are worthy of recognition, make sure to @ us (@ccmachine). We might just add them to the list!
Baker Mayfield becomes the first walk-on player in the scholarship era to win the Heisman!— SB Nation (@SBNation) December 10, 2017
Congrats, Baker! pic.twitter.com/YUShCOy7Gi
My man @baker_mayfield6 is VERY misunderstood! His competitive spirit is special and sure, sometimes has gotten the best of him. But, he is a good man that is driven to be the best. Congrats Baker!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 10, 2017
The Baker Mayfield acceptance speech we all wanted to see. pic.twitter.com/AbcfnAV91q— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 10, 2017
Of course, no Sooner could be awarded the most prestigious award in college football without a little support from a certain vociferous previous winner.
Billy Sims waiting to scream boomer like pic.twitter.com/aUgEP8xq8S— Tyler☠️ (@EyeGetDubs) December 10, 2017
Billy Sims's Boomer calls remain the most hilarious part of every Heisman ceremony.— Andrew Hammond (@ahammsportsgeek) December 10, 2017
In order, the following people are most excited about Baker Mayfield's Heisman:— Tyler McComas (@Tyler_McComas) December 10, 2017
1.) Billy Sims
2.) Baker Mayfield
3.) Billy Sims
Billy Sims taking full advantage of the moment pic.twitter.com/VIiG81ZJ6r— Bennett Berry (@bennettberry) December 10, 2017
Take a shot for every Billy Sims "Boomer!"— RedDirtSport (@RedDirtSport) December 10, 2017
Yes, Billy also dropped a “Dilly Dilly” to commemorate the occasion:
Did Billy Sims just scream “dilly dilly” at the heisman ceremony?— Ben Johnsen (@drbennettj9) December 10, 2017
Baker’s two-time fellow finalist and 2016 Heisman winner Lamar Jackson:
I can finally say it now Welcome to the Family bro @baker_mayfield6— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) December 10, 2017
Baker’s head coach, close friend and mentor, Lincoln Riley:
University of Oklahoma president David Boren:
Congratulations @baker_mayfield6 on a well-deserved Heisman Trophy win. We have seen your heart, tenacity and leadership throughout your OU career. You have earned your place in Sooner history—but we know you’re not done yet! -DBo— David Boren (@President_Boren) December 10, 2017
NFL reporter Adam Schefter’s informed and unbiased opinion is refreshing. If only Kiper and McShay weren’t still burrowing their heads in the sand.
Adam Schefter on Baker Mayfield as NFL prospect:— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) December 10, 2017
"I will guarantee you right now, Baker Mayfield is going in the first round of the draft. And I will bet you he goes higher than people think."#BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/yLFZ1dF3Yz
Baker Mayfield had to be a walk-on in order to play major college football. Now he's won the Heisman Trophy.— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) December 10, 2017
No matter your opinion of him, his accomplishments are incredible.
Oh yeah, this guy weighed in from who-knows-where:
ESPN’s Darren Rovell’s tweet is fitting after the former Mr. Football’s:
For Baker Mayfield, the Heisman is worth more than $1 million in autograph signings throughout his lifetime, according to sources in the autograph industry. pic.twitter.com/7kJF4wGVTE— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 10, 2017
Sooner fan Lil Wayne... It’s safe to say Baker’s street cred is now probably stonger than it’s ever been.
Kongratz to Baker Mayfield & Oklahoma. Well deserved & accepted.— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 10, 2017
Here are a few current and former Sooners congratulating their boy:
L E G E N D A R Y ..@baker_mayfield6 Now go turn this into a future 30 for 30 brudda ! Love you for life mane ! ☝— Zack Sanchez (@ZSanchez15) December 10, 2017
The state of Oklahoma’s top prospect in 2018, and soon-to-be Sooner, also weighed in:
And some more of the funny...
"Don't give up, don't ever give up" -Jimmy V/Baker Mayfield— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) December 10, 2017
Baker Mayfield's story is basically Rudy but with talent.— Medium Happy (@jdubs88) December 10, 2017
Baker Mayfield would like to thank himself, Baker Mayfield, to allow him to become the best Baker Mayfield that he could Baker Mayfield.— Big 12 Refs (@Big12Refs) December 10, 2017
Baker Mayfield always looks like he's resigning from Congress pic.twitter.com/qitdOJiUKy— Spike Friedman (@SpikeFriedman) December 10, 2017
Baker Mayfield won my vote A LONG time ago whenever I saw him hit the smoothest dougie of all-time pic.twitter.com/wvk2h2t6wg— Chris Robb (@CRobb15) December 10, 2017
Sophomore year I asked Baker Mayfield if he was going to OU/TX because I had no idea who he was...— Franny Claus (@franswagggy) December 10, 2017
He responded “yeah, I have great seats.” pic.twitter.com/Rte7zrxio5
baker mayfield? well, hope he decides soon — sounds like we’re either in for a shortstop or a shortcake! ha. i really enjoyed tweeting this— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) December 10, 2017
Those Baker Heisman House commercials are gonna be so awesome.— B.C. Clark Salesman of the Year (@Onikuno) December 10, 2017
OSU making Mason Rudolph a 7th place Heisman ring as we tweet https://t.co/V7iRjeMmB3— Baker Mayfield’s trophy case cleaning specialist (@GregFrom918) December 10, 2017
My 6 y/o prob should’ve been paying attention in church today...but how can I be mad that he drew @baker_mayfield6 and his new hardware? @CCMachine @OU_Football @OUnation @OUDieHards pic.twitter.com/brdavGKDWR— Kevin Hunter (@kevinhunter24) December 10, 2017
Oh, before we let you go, there was also a Heisman voter who admitted to being the dumbest person in America this morning. Our friend RJ Young explains:
Waco Tribune-Herald sports editor @BriceCherry brought politics and— RJ Young (@RJ_Young) December 10, 2017
"integrity" into his Heisman voting. And that's why he left Baker off his ballot because he believes Baker lacks integrity.
Counterpoint, Brice: Mackenzie Asher. #BoomerSooner
I bet Brice Cherry goes on a lot of dates.
Brice Cherry: "I'm not going to put Mayfield on my ballot because he lacks integrity."— SoonerSource (@Sooner_Source) December 10, 2017
Also Brice Cherry: "I'm not going to call Baylor on the carpet for all the raping because I don't want to risk losing my access to the program."
There was also a very special fan of the Oklahoma Sooners, Mackenzie Asher, mentioned by Baker last night who tragically passed away recently. Here are some words from her father, Jayson:
So humbled by the mention of my amazing daughter Mackenzie. She would be thrilled and honored to be recognized by @baker_mayfield6 and @espn . Proud to be a part of the Sooner Nation! She really loved you guys @LincolnRiley @OU_CoachStoops— Jayson Asher (@JaysonAsh) December 10, 2017
Congratulations from all of us here at Crimson & Cream Machine, Baker Mayfield. BOOMER!