Mayfield gets Earl Campbell Award

Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was named winner of the 2017 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award during a ceremony in Tyler, Texas.

Named after 1977 Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell, the award recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity. In addition, winners must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year college.

Other finalists for this year’s Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award were Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett, USC running back Ronald Jones II, Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham and Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington.

A native of Austin, Texas, Mayfield led the Sooners to a 12-2 record in 2017, a third consecutive Big 12 title, a No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff and a No. 3 final AP ranking. He set the FBS single-season record for passing efficiency with a rating of 198.9, breaking his own standard of 196.4 that he set in 2016.

Mayfield also led the FBS in 2017 in completion percentage (.705), points responsible for (296) and yards per pass attempt (11.5). He set the OU single-season record for total offense (4,938 yards), while his completion percentage ranks second best in school single-season annals, his 43 touchdown passes rank second and his 4,627 passing yards rank third.

Mayfield will compete in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 27 (1:30 p.m. on NFL Network).