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Mayfield named Associated Press Player of the Year

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates a touchdown against Oklahoma State in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is at right. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, becoming the fourth Oklahoma quarterback to win the award since it was established in 1998.

Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy favorite, easily outpointed Stanford running back Bryce Love, who came in second. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the other finalist and last season's Heisman winner, was third. Mayfield received 51 first-place votes from the 56 AP college football poll voters who submitted player of the year ballots, and a total of 157 points.


Love (83 points) and Jackson (39 points) each received two first-place votes and Penn State running Saquon Barkley received a first-place vote and came in fourth.

Mayfield, Love and Jackson are also the finalists for the Heisman, which will be handed out Saturday night in New York.

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