Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson, Bryce Love announced as finalists for Heisman Trophy

Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners and Lamar Jackson of the Louisville Cardinals

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6, took one step closer to winning Oklahoma's sixth Heisman Trophy when he was named a finalist for the 2017 version of the award Monday evening.

Each year, up to five finalists are asked to attend the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York City following Championship Weekend.

The Oklahoma quarterback is the runaway leader in the season's final USA TODAY Network Heisman survey. Jackson averaged 411 yards of total offense per game in 2017, by far leading the nation. The other finalist is Stanford running back Bryce Love. The trophy show will be shown live at 8 p.m. Saturday on ESPN. He threw for 3,489 yards and 25 touchdowns through the air and racked up 1,443 yards and 17 scores on the ground to become the first player to pass for over 3,000 yards and rush for over 1,000 yards in two seasons. He now leads the nation in passing efficiency rating, completion percentage, yards per pass and multiple other categories. He finished fourth in voting in 2015 and third in voting in 2016. Barkley also returned two kickoff for touchdowns. Love rushed for 100 yards in 11 of the 12 games he played, including performances of 263 yards against UCLA and 301 yards against Arizona State in back-to-back weeks.

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Mayfield's career passing efficiency mark of 176.0 would break the FBS record held by Bradford (175.6).

Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma: Mayfield, a senior, led the Sooners to their third consecutive Big 12 title on Saturday by throwing for 253 yards and four touchdowns against TCU. The Sooners will be playing in its second College Football Playoff with Mayfield in the 'gun.

Jackson won the 2016 Heisman Trophy and vies to be the second two-time victor.

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