OU's Baker Mayfield Is Frontrunner For Heisman Award - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

News

OU's Baker Mayfield Is Frontrunner For Heisman Award

Posted: Updated:
Heisman Trophy finalist, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, poses with the award during a media event Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in New York. AP Photo Heisman Trophy finalist, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, poses with the award during a media event Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in New York. AP Photo
NEW YORK -

OU quarterback Baker Mayfield is the frontrunner for this year's Heisman trophy.

The trophy is given to the best player in college football and will be awarded Saturday in New York City. 

Times Square is known for it's famous countdown to New Years.  

But this week, it's the site of the countdown to the Heisman trophy presentation. 

OU QB Baker Mayfield's Trophy tour began Thursday night in Atlanta at the College Awards Show where he won four major national awards. 

Friday, News On 6's Dean Blevins interviewed Lamar Jackson, reigning Heisman winner and also Stanford RB Bryce Love. 

And Heisman veteran and favorite, Baker Mayfield.

"It's an amazing experience, this little awards tour, whatever you want to call it. It started out in Arkansas at the Burlsworth ceremony. That's something that's special to me, being around guys who have fought through adversity, and trials to get to where they're at," Mayfield said. "Going to Atlanta is always fun, having my teammates there makes it more enjoyable, but being around the guys who are the faces of college football, the other coaches that are there, and the people that make it so fun to watch every Saturday."

As Mayfield talked it up on national radio, tight ends Mark Andrews, Mackey Award winner, & Grant Calcaterra, were nearby on their own dimes. 

"He's just a special player, an incredible player, you could give the guy all the awards because he's done so much for college football and Oklahoma, so he's done a lot," Andrews said of Mayfield. 

Mayfield's family and friends are also in New York City.

And Bob Stoops, Lincoln Riley and a contingent of OU assistant coaches and administrators will be in Times Square Saturday night at 7 p.m. where Mayfield is the overwhelming favorite to bring home OU's 6th Heisman Trophy.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Former Locust Grove QB Mason Fine On Becoming A Leader For North Texas

    Former Locust Grove QB Mason Fine On Becoming A Leader For North Texas

    During the summer the escape for Mason Fine and his roommate and former Locust Grove teammate Jason Pirtle is a game of Fortnite. Of course, hanging out at their home in Denton Texas and playing for an FBS level team like the North Texas Mean Green seemed like it might not happen after his days with the Pirates were over. "North Texas gave me that opportunity to chance my dreams and have the opportunity to play in front of lots of people and been blessed and...More >>
    During the summer the escape for Mason Fine and his roommate and former Locust Grove teammate Jason Pirtle is a game of Fortnite. Of course, hanging out at their home in Denton Texas and playing for an FBS level team like the North Texas Mean Green seemed like it might not happen after his days with the Pirates were over. "North Texas gave me that opportunity to chance my dreams and have the opportunity to play in front of lots of people and been blessed and...More >>
  • Bassmaster College Series Takes Over Lake Tenkiller

    Bassmaster College Series Takes Over Lake Tenkiller

    Hundreds of college anglers from across the country are competing in the Bassmaster College Series at Lake Tenkiller.

    More >>

    Hundreds of college anglers from across the country are competing in the Bassmaster College Series at Lake Tenkiller.

    More >>

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.