Lamar Jackson wins Heisman over OU's Mayfield and Westbrook
NEW YORK (KTUL) —
University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson won the 2016 Heisman Trophy Saturday. His 2,144 points represented 79.6% of the total nation vote; that's the sixth largest total in the last 50 years of the Heisman voting. Following Jackson was Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson with 1,524 points.
While Oklahoma was the first school to have two finalists in the same year since USC back in 2005, neither Sooner finished anywhere near Jackson or Watson. Quarterback Baker Mayfield was a distant third place with 361 points followed by teammate Dede Westbrook. The OU senior wideout had 209 points; which was one point more than Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers.
Friday, Westbrook became the first Sooner to ever win the Biletnikoff award. It's given to college football's most outstanding wide receiver. Oklahoma's final game is the Allstate Sugar Bowl against Auburn on January 2nd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.