Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield won the AP Player of the Year award earlier on Thursday, and he added to the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award to his list of accolades on Thursday evening. Mayfield is the fourth player in school history to win the award, joining Steve Owens, Billy Sims and Josh Heupel. Each of the last four winners of this award have won the Heisman Trophy.
Mayfield edged out Penn State RB, Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny and Stanford RB Bryce Love to claim the award, which was announced on ESPN’s 5 pm. CT SportsCenter broadcast. Mayfield is up for the Davey O’Brien and Walter Camp Awards later this evening and likely win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, so don’t expect his run to end here.
Oklahoma’s starting QB leads the FBS in completion percentage (.710), passing efficiency rating (203.8, which would be an NCAA record if he stays on pace), yards per attempt (11.8), yards per completion (16.6) and pass of plays of 20-plus yards (75). He also ranks second in passing touchdowns (41) and has thrown only five interceptions.