Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Burlsworth Trophy, annually given to the nation’s top player who started as a walk-on. Oklahoma announced the exciting news on its official Twitter.
Mayfield named Burlsworth Trophy winner!
Given to the country's most outstanding player who began as a walk-on. pic.twitter.com/ILe2lSgDxS
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) December 7, 2015
In winning the Burlsworth Trophy, he beat out Washington State quarterback Luke Falk and Penn State defensive lineman Carl Nassib.
Mayfield started his collegiate career as a walk-on at Texas Tech and though he made the team, he could not gain the starting job. He then transferred to OU and won the starting job over Trevor Knight before leading the Sooners to a Big 12 championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff, where they will play Clemson in the semifinal.
Mayfield himself threw for 3,389 yards and 35 touchdowns while also adding 420 yards and seven scores on the ground.
Needless to say, winning the Burlsworth Trophy could just be the beginning for Mayfield, at least at this point!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports