Baker Mayfield is Set to Win the Heisman Trophy Despite the Haters

Mayfield is the most efficient passer in college football history.

Baker Mayfield
Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the TCU Horned Frogs. Oklahoma defeated TCU 38-20. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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Baker Mayfield is set to win college football’s most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy. As the most efficient passer in college football history, he will break his own record this year for passer rating and set the FBS record for yards per attempt. But his path has been defined by repeated rejection and insults, and he has chosen unnecessarily hard roads for himself. Mayfield publicly acknowledges his grievances, and keeps a list of slights on his phone, calling it, “my secret way of keeping the fire burning.” The Ringer calls him the most charismatic player in college football, one who sustains himself on the hate people have for him.

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