Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was named a finalist for the 2017 Heisman Trophy, marking the second consecutive year the senior has been selected for the trip to New York City.
The 2017 winner will be announced Saturday during a 7 p.m. CT ceremony at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square that will air live on ESPN.
Mayfield is the Big 12's 19th finalist for the Heisman and it's the 14th season since 1996 in which the Conference has had a finalist. The senior is OU's ninth finalist since they were first named in 1982, tied with Miami (Fla.) for the nation's most. The Sooners have produced a nation-leading eight Heisman finalists since 2000, which is three more than the school with the next most (Alabama has five).
The Austin, Texas, native has completed 262-of-369 passes this year for a career-high 3,430 yards and 41 touchdowns to just five interceptions. He has also rushed for 310 yards and another five scores with no fumbles lost.
Mayfield has thrown a TD pass in a Big 12-record 39 consecutive games (every contest of his OU career), which is the third-longest streak in FBS history. He's also thrown at least two TD passes in a Big 12-record 26 straight contests (81 TDs to 13 interceptions during the stretch), which is tied with Boise State's Kellen Moore for what is believed to be the longest streak in FBS history.
Led by Mayfield, the Sooners won their 11th Big 12 Championship on December 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and finished as the No. 2 team in the final CFP Poll. They will face No. 3 Georgia in the CFP semifinals at the Rose Bowl.