For the first time since 2004 and just the fifth time ever, a school has produced a pair of Heisman Trophy finalists in the same season. View complete coverage from the night the announcement was made.
Precision. Arm Strength. Escapability. Competitiveness. Leadership.
Baker Mayfield has it all.
After finishing fourth in Heisman balloting a year ago, Mayfield has been even better in 2016.
He leads the nation in passing efficiency, completion percentage and yards per attempt to spearhead one of the nation's most explosive offenses.
Beyond the numbers, Mayfield is the quintessential leader both on and off the field.
- Tom Luginbill, ESPN (Nov. 22)
- Lincoln Riley, OU Offensive Coordinator
- Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma Wide Receiver
No player in college football has been more electrifying in 2016 -- maybe the last decade -- than Dede Westbrook.
Westbrook leads all Power Five players in receiving TDs per game (1.33) while ranking second in receiving yards (1,354) and third in receiving yards per game (123.1). His 12 touchdowns of 40+ yards are the most by any player since 1996.
And he's done it despite being limited in OU's first three games of the season due to a hamstring injury.
- Trevor Matich, ESPN
- Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia Head Coach
- Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Quarterback
Mayfield in national stats categories (through Dec. 4):
Westbrook in national stats categories (through Nov. 19):
When he talks, they listen. But he doesn't just talk, he sets an example.
"He's our leader, and that's who we look up to," said Dede Westbrook.
Hear more of what Mayfield's teammates have to say about their leader:
128 FBS teams. 85 scholarship players per team. That equates to more than 10,000 scholarship players.
Of all of them, Dede Westbrook came in No. 1 in ESPN's latest rankings of the top 50 players in college football.
Which begs the question, #WhyNotWestbrook for Heisman?