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Baker Mayfield claims Davey O'Brien Award

08 December 2017

Some of the nation's top college football players were honored Thursday night, as the Home Depot College Football Awards ceremony was held at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

It was announced Wednesday morning that the Penn State running back has become the second straight player from the Big Ten to win the Paul Hornung Award. This season, he's recorded 4,340 passing yards and 41 touchdowns.

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Although the Heisman Trophy victor won't be announced until Saturday, it will likely be a formality as Mayfield has dominated just about every aspect of the game this season.

Mayfield is a former walk-on who has led the No. 2 Sooners to the College Football Playoff, where they will play No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl on January 1. Jason White won in back-to-back years in 2003 and 2004, while Sam Bradford earned the title in 2008. "I am so appreciative of Mr. Hornung and the Louisville Sports Commission for selecting me for this very special honor".

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OU tight end Mark Andrews was announced Wednesday as victor of the Mackey Award, given to the nation's top tight end, and OU's Connor McGinnis won the Mortell Award for Holder of the Year on Thursday. "I'm on this awards trip right now with a lot of great players from OU and other schools, and every one of them deserves to be recognized".

Mayfield was the first player to be a three-time finalist since the award began naming just three finalists in 1991. He's also rushed for 310 yards and five touchdowns.

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Mayfield has already won the Davey O'Brien Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. He is also a finalist for the Manning Award.

Baker Mayfield claims Davey O'Brien Award