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Darnold, Mayfield top Heisman Trophy odds board

By Matt Youmans  (VSiN senior editor) 

April 11, 2017 10:23 AM
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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield finished third in Heisman Trophy voting last year. In 2017, he's the second choice on the odds board at 7-1.
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It has been a long time since a player won the Heisman Trophy in back-to-back years, but Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is not a long shot to repeat.

The last and only player to claim college football’s top award in consecutive years was Ohio State running back Archie Griffin in 1974 and 1975.

Jackson won the Heisman as a sophomore. He accounted for 51 touchdowns in the regular season while passing for 3,390 yards and rushing for 1,538. But his highlight-reel season ended on a downer as Jackson was shut down in a lopsided bowl loss to Louisiana State.

The Westgate sports book opened Heisman odds for the 2017 season on Sunday, and Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold was made the favorite at 5-1 odds.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is the second choice at 7-1, followed by Jackson at 8-1. Jackson topped Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, who’s headed for the NFL Draft, and Mayfield in last year’s voting.

HEISMAN TROPHY ODDS

(Posted at Westgate sports book)

Sam Darnold, USC quarterback 5-1

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma quarterback 7-1

Lamar Jackson, Louisville quarterback 8-1

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State quarterback 10-1

Jake Browning, Washington quarterback 12-1

Deondre Francois, Florida State quarterback 12-1

Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State quarterback 15-1

Josh Rosen, UCLA quarterback 15-1

Saquon Barkley, Penn State running back 20-1

Jalen Hurts, Alabama quarterback 20-1

Bo Scarbrough, Alabama running back 20-1

Derrius Guice, LSU running back 20-1

Trace McSorley, Penn State quarterback 20-1

Nick Chubb, Georgia running back 25-1

Kamryn Pettway, Auburn running back 30-1

Luke Falk, Washington State quarterback 30-1

Mike Weber, Ohio State running back 40-1

Shane Buechele, Texas quarterback 50-1

Myles Gaskin, Washington running back 50-1

Jarrett Stidham, Auburn quarterback 50-1

Derwin James, Florida State safety 60-1

Royce Freeman, Oregon running back 60-1

Brandon Wimbush, Notre Dame quarterback 60-1

Justin Herbert, Oregon quarterback 60-1

Da’Shawn Hand, Alabama defensive end 60-1

Christian Kirk, Texas A&M wide receiver 80-1

Quinton Flowers, South Florida quarterback 80-1

James Washington, Oklahoma State wide receiver 80-1

Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State quarterback 100-1

Jacob Eason, Georgia quarterback 100-1

Wilton Speight, Michigan quarterback 100-1

Kyle Allen, Houston quarterback 100-1

Calvin Ridley, Alabama wide receiver 100-1

Brett Rypien, Boise State quarterback 100-1

Mark Andrews, Oklahoma wide receiver 100-1

Hunter Johnson, Clemson quarterback 100-1

Deon Cain, Clemson wide receiver 100-1

Nyqwan Murray, Florida State wide receiver 100-1

Eric Dungey, Syracuse quarterback 100-1

Mike White, Western Kentucky quarterback 100-1

Bryce Love, Stanford running back 100-1

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