ESPN Oklahoma Quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football.
The brash, flag-planting sooners star won a lopsided vote to become the sixth Oklahoma player to the win Heisman.
Mayfield received this year’s trophy after attending the ceremony last year as a finalist. The quarterback had a nontraditional route to the Heisman.
He graduated high school with no division one offers. He spent a year as a walk-on at Texas Tech before walking on at Oklahoma.
Mayfield received 2,398 total points and 732 first place votes.
He is the first player to ever win the Heisman who was previously a walk-on.
Mayfield led Oklahoma to a number two ranking, a big 12 championship and now a trip to the college playoffs.
At the award ceremony the star gave a heartfelt thanks to his coaches and parents.
"To Coach Stoops, you welcomed a chubby, unathletic kid into the program with open arms, I wouldn't say that many would do that, but thank you. But the thing that I'm most thankful for is hiring Coach Riley. The day that you did that changed my life so I appreciate that. Coach Riley you've been a great mentor to me. We've been through a lot together, so I appreciate you. To my family, I love you guys. You guys made sacrifice after sacrifice just so I could chase my dreams. I wouldn't be here without you, I love you," said Mayfield.