NEW YORK — The Heisman trophy is the ever-coveted award in college football. It is given annually to the most outstanding player in the U.S. whose performance exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.
OU walk-on quarterback Baker Mayfield is not in the running for the trophy.
The finalists were announced Monday, Dec. 7.
Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Stanford running back Christian McCaffery, and Clemson QB Deshaun Watson were the only finalists chosen for the running of the award.
According to Sports Illustrated, before the announcement, Heisman hopefuls were Clemson QB Deshaun Watson, Stanford running back Christian McCaffery, OU quarterback Baker Mayfield, Alabama running back Derrick Henry, and Florida State running back Dalvin Cook.
Sam Bradford was the last Oklahoman to win the Heisman in 2008, and Jason White won it in 2003. They both played for the University of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State’s last winner was Barry Sanders in 1988.