Since the NCAA began allowing athletic scholarships in 1950, no player to win the Heisman Trophy had started his career as a walk-on. Baker Mayfield changed that Saturday night. Mayfield, the Oklahoma quarterback whose storybook saga began with him walking on at Texas Tech, captured the 83rd Heisman in a landslide victory. Mayfield collected 732 first-place votes and 2,398 points in the voting totals. Stanford running back Bryce Love was second with 1,300 points (75 first-place votes). Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, last year's Heisman winner, was third with 793 (47). Mayfield yielded the third-highest percentage of possible points received (86 percent) since 1950, behind only Ohio State's Troy Smith (2006) and Oregon's Marcus Mariota (2014).
Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy
ESPN | Dec 10