Lamar Jackson, Bryce Love, Baker Mayfield named 2017 Heisman Trophy finalists

Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson among Heisman finalists

Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson among Heisman finalists

The Heisman Trophy finalists were revealed Monday and, just as important as who received an invitation to New York City next Saturday is who did not get invited.

The finalists are Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Stanford running back Bryce Love and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson.

All season long, we have tracked the Heisman field.

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OU's other Heisman finalists were linebacker Brian Bosworth (1986), quarterback Josh Heupel (2000), quarterback Jason White (2003 and 2004), running back Adrian Peterson (2004), quarterback Sam Bradford (2008) and wide receiver Dede Westbrook (2016).

"It's a pleasure to welcome these three outstanding players to NY for the Heisman Trophy ceremony", said Rob Whalen, Executive Director of the Heisman Trophy Trust.

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The Sooner quarterback finished with the second most passing yards in the country, piling up 4,340 through the air.

The senior finished fourth in voting in 2015 (to Alabama RB Derrick Henry) and third last season (to Louisville QB Lamar Jackson), and will become the fifth player ever to finish in the top four of voting on three separate occasions. He's also led Oklahoma to a 12-1 record, a Big 12 championship and the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff.

If it holds, Mayfield's efficiency rating of 203.8 would shatter the record he set a year ago of 196.39. The lightning-quick 5-10, 195-pound true junior from Wake Forest, NC, rushed for 1,973 yard and 17 touchdowns this fall, averaging a stellar 8.32 yards per carry.

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

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