High school athletes are making history by winning the national championship.
The College Football Playoff announced Monday that Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams have been named the winner of the College Football Bowl Subdivision (CFP) Offensive Player of the Year.
Mayfield and Williams both started the season as Heisman Trophy finalists.
In their first two games, they were the top two quarterbacks in the country and the top receivers in the nation.
Mayfield led the Sooners to a 23-13 win over TCU in the Cotton Bowl.
On Saturday, Mayfield was named the game’s MVP, which earned him the coveted award.
Mayfields best performance came on Nov. 20, when the Soonies scored 21 points in a 24-21 victory over Iowa State.
On the night of the game, Mayfields mother held a press conference in which she described her son as the most “special” person she had ever known.
“The most important thing that I’ve ever learned in my life is to love my child, because they are special, and I love them.
I can’t imagine life without my son, I love him more than anything.
It’s the most important gift that I can give,” she said.
Williams also earned the award on Sunday night.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound receiver is the first quarterback selected in the draft since the 2000 draft.
In his first game, Williams rushed for 122 yards and scored on a 23 yard run in the Oklahoma State win.
Williams was the leading receiver in the league in receptions and receiving yards in his first season.
The Oklahoma Soonies are expected to have a new quarterback in 2019, with former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Allen replacing the departed Baker Mayfields.