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Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Dede Westbrook named Heisman finalists

On Monday night, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook were named finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

Mayfield and Westbrook will be in New York City this weekend and join other finalists, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers and Clemson’s DeShaun Watson. All of the candidates were announced on Monday Night Countdown.

With Mayfield and Westbrook being named finalists, the two becomes just the 5th pair of teammates to attend the Heisman ceremony in its history.

Baker Mayfield has the best passer efficiency rating in the country of 197.8, while Westbrook has a total of 1,465 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.

To show how the Heisman Trophy has been dominated by quarterbacks and wide receivers in recent years, Westbrook is just the second wide receiver to be a finalist for the award since Larry Fitzgerald in 2003.

It’s also the first time since 2004 that OU, or anyone, will be sending two candidates to New York.

The Heisman Trophy ceremony takes place Saturday night at 7:00 CT, and will be broadcast on ESPN.
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