The Oklahoma Sooners’ season may have come to an end and with it, Baker Mayfield’s collegiate career. Yet, it hasn’t stopped the senior from adding another trophy to his growing collection. On Wednesday evening, the Earl Campbell Award dubbed the quarterback as winner of the honor.
In order to be considered for the award, one must demonstrate characteristics including, but not limited to, integrity, performance, and sportsmanship. Additionally, the winner must be “born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or Played at a Texas-based junior college or four year college.”
Graduating from Lake Travis High School in Texas qualified Mayfield for the award. But, it was the on the field leadership and performance that ultimately brought home the trophy. Finishing the year with 4,627 passing yards and 43 touchdowns, the senior led the nation in both statistical categories.
Now, the quarterback awaits the NFL Combine and subsequently, the NFL Draft.