Add one more award to Baker Mayfield's lengthy list of collegiate honors before he embarks on his first NFL season.
The Browns rookie quarterback won the ESPY for Best College Athlete on Wednesday, an honor for his memorable final season at the University of Oklahoma. Mayfield, who won the 2017 Heisman Trophy and basically every other top honor given to college football's top quarterbacks and overall players, attended the annual awards show in Los Angeles and thanked the people closest to him who helped him "chase his dreams" at Oklahoma.
"What an honor. It feels like the past few months have been three years ever since I played in that Rose Bowl game," Mayfield said during his acceptance speech. "I dreamed of playing at Oklahoma. Going there, Coach (Bob) Stoops and Coach (Lincoln) Riley, everybody that helped me out there, you made a dream come true."
Mayfield, whom the Browns tabbed with the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, beat out Jalen Brunson (Villanova basketball), Katie Ledecky (Stanford swimming) and A'ja Wilson (South Carolina basketball) for the award, which was driven by online voting.
Twice a walk-on, Mayfield began his career at Texas Tech before transferring to Oklahoma as a sophomore. He finished as one of the most productive players in college football history, racking up 14,607 passing yards, 1,083 rushing yards and a combined 152 touchdowns. He ranks second in FBS history in passing efficiency rating (175.4), third in yards per attempt (9.7), tied for fourth in touchdown passes (131), fifth in total offense (15,690 yards) and seventh in passing yards (14,607).
Mayfield and the rest of Cleveland's players report to training camp next week.