Mayfield a Finalist for Two More Awards
NORMAN — Adding to his list of potential hardware for a standout senior season, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has been named one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and one of 11 finalists for the Manning Award.
Mayfield is now a finalist for five major awards. The other three are the Maxwell Award, O'Brien Award and Burlsworth Trophy.
A native of Austin, Texas, Mayfield leads the FBS in completion percentage (.714), passing efficiency rating (203.3), yards per pass attempt (11.8), yards per completion (16.6) and pass of plays of 20-plus yards (72), while ranking second in passing touchdowns (37) and passing yards per game (341.4), and third in total offense per game (361.8).
He's completed 247-of-346 passes this year with 37 touchdowns to just five interceptions while throwing for a career-high 4,097 yards and rushing for 245 yards and another five scores.
Mayfield has thrown a TD pass in a Big 12-record 38 consecutive games (every contest of his OU career), which is tied for the third-longest streak in FBS history. He's also thrown at least two TD passes in a Big 12-record 25 straight contests (77 TDs to 13 interceptions during the stretch), which is believed to be the second-longest streak in FBS history.
The 2017 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, who is voted on by the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 7 during the 5 p.m. CT edition of ESPN's SportsCenter. The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation's 51st annual national awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Yale University's Lanman Center.
The winner of the Manning Award will be announced after the bowls in January and will be honored at a ceremony in New Orleans. The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that takes the candidates' bowl performances into consideration in its balloting.
No. 3/2/2 Oklahoma (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) takes on No. 11/10/12 TCU (10-2, 7-2) in the Big 12 Championship game Saturday at 11:30 a.m. CT on FOX.