Heisman Trophy

Oklahoma's Mayfield takes Manning Award as nation's top QB

Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield says one of his top priorities as he prepares for the NFL draft is to allay concerns about his character.

"People will have their guesses and their opinions on my character, but anyone that's actually sat down and talked to me knows that I don't have any character issues, any off-the-field issues," Mayfield said Thursday night during a conference call after being selected the 2017 Manning Award winner.

Mayfield, who passed for 4,627 yards and 43 touchdowns, is the first Sooner and first former walk-on to win the Manning Award, which is given to the nation's top college quarterback. It is the only award to consider postseason performances...

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