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Baker Mayfield | Quarterback

Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Age / DOB:  (19) / 4/14/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220

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Texas Tech's hesitation to release transfer Baker Mayfield in a timely manner has left Oklahoma without an available scholarship to give the QB, according to beat writer Jason Kersey.
Texas Tech finally allowed Mayfield to seek a scholarship, but they are still withholding his eligibility to play immediately, a decision Mayfield is contesting. It is very late in the process for schools to have scholarships available, as many hand out the prizes to walk-ons following preseason camp. Mayfield walked on to Texas Tech last year and earned considerable playing time. "This was somewhat of an empty gesture by Texas Tech," Kersey tweeted. Aug 22 - 8:42 AM

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Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield has hired the same attorney that worked with Johnny Manziel in the hopes of gaining immediate eligibility following his transfer from Texas Tech.

The attorney, Jim Darnell, has experience dealing with the NCAA. Mayfield earned some playing experience during his sole season at Texas Tech, and it might be in his best interest to redshirt this season behind solidified Sooners starter Trevor Knight. Even if he does not earn eligibility, Mayfield will be allowed to practice with Oklahoma all season.
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Aug 7 - 8:51 AM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops said the school is seeking an immediate eligibility waiver for transfer QB Baker Mayfield.

Mayfield transferred from Texas Tech after just one season. Back in January, Mayfield appealed to Texas Tech since he was never under scholarship with the Red Raiders. He lost that appeal. Trevor Knight will almost certainly start no matter the outcome of Mayfield's appeal. Oklahoma is seeking immediate eligibility for Dorial Green-Beckham as well.
Jul 23 - 11:10 AM

Former Texas Tech freshman QB Baker Mayfield will walk on at Oklahoma.

Mayfield's long journey has finally reached its destination. The freshman signal-caller decided to bolt Lubbock after he was informed that sophomore Michael Brewer would start in the bowl game. He decided to transfer to OU, but Texas Tech rejected Mayfield's appeal to not lose a year of eligibility in the process. Mayfield will have to sit out a season, but he likely would have sat behind Trevor Knight and Blake Bell in 2014 anyway.
Feb 5 - 4:57 PM

Former Texas Tech freshman QB Baker Mayfield lost his appeal seeking to avoid giving up a year of eligibility while transferring to Oklahoma.

School policy states that a player must sit out the next year and lose a year of eligibility if he transfers within the Big 12, which Mayfield intended to do with the Sooners. A panel of Texas Tech's athletics council rejected Mayfield's argument that he shouldn't lose a season of eligibility because he walked on at TTU and was never on scholarship. Mayfield told ESPN last month that he would likely transfer to a different school if he lost his appeal. He mentioned that East Carolina, Houston, and other schools have already called.
Jan 10 - 9:33 PM

Former Texas tech freshman QB Baker Mayfield will reportedly enroll at Oklahoma and walk on to the football team.

He will enroll in classes in January. Red Raiders sophomore Michael Brewer will start the school's bowl game and likely has the starting job in hand moving forward, which led to Mayfield's decision to find a place me might see the field. Trevor Knight and Blake Bell have done nothing to lock up the job long term, however, Mayfield will likely have to sit out a season.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 12:24:00 PM

Texas Tech freshman QB Baker Mayfield will transfer after just one season with the program.

Mayfield will not play in the school's bowl game. The freshman apparently made the decision after learning sophomore Michael Brewer would be the school's starter in their bowl game. Mayfield will not be able to transfer to another Big 12 program, and will likely have to sit out a season to satisfy NCAA regulations.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 09:41:00 AM

"Word on the street" is Texas Tech freshman QB Baker Mayfield is considering a transfer.

In fact, Rivals' Chris Level said Mayfield says nothing is official, but the buzz is pointing that way. The Red Raiders have a logjam at the position, and Davis Webb might have the upper hand if Mayfield does in fact leave the program.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 10:37:00 AM

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said Texas Tech freshman QB Baker Mayfield's knee injury isn't season-ending.

Kingsbury told the media on Monday that Mayfield's injury doesn't "appear to be a season-ending type." Mayfield was removed from Saturday's game against Kansas after suffering a twisted right knee. Kingsbury doesn't yet know if Mayfield will play against Iowa State on Saturday. If Mayfield isn't fully healthy, Connor Brewer will once again fill in.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 06:42:00 PM

Texas Tech freshman QB Baker Mayfield suffered a twisted right knee and was removed from Saturday's game against Kansas.

Connor Brewer filled in for the injured freshman. Mayfield will be re-examined back in Lubbock. He was injured when a teammate blocked an opponent into his lower half.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 03:45:00 PM

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury will stick with freshman QB Baker Mayfield as the school's starter.

Mayfield was replaced by freshman backup Davis Webb in the second quarter, but returned late in the game. Both passers benefited from a talent like Jace Amaro at the tight end spot, but Kingsbury will continue to rely on the former walk-on Mayfield.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 12:55:00 PM

Texas Tech freshman QB suffered a thigh bruise against TCU and will play versus Texas State.

"He’s full go," head coach Kliff Kingsbury said. "Just a deep bruise. It’s a pretty violent hit when you see how it happened on film, but he’s OK." After starting the season on a hot streak, Mayfield threw three interceptions and a completion percentage of 52.3 against TCU.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 09:50:00 AM

Texas Tech freshman QB Baker Mayfield completed 21 of 40 attempts for 216 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in a 20-10 win over TCU on Thursday.

Mayfield was pulled in the fourth quarter after sustaining a left knee or ankle injury. The former walk-on had been very efficient up until this point, but Texas Tech was lucky to escape win a win after throwing three interceptions. Expect Mayfield to hold onto the job if his injury checks out. He has impressed this season.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 10:48:00 AM

Texas Tech freshman QB Baker Mayfield completed 43 of 60 attempts for 413 yards and four touchdowns against SMU on Saturday.

Mayfield added 16 yards on the ground and one touchdown. Kliff Kingsbury trusts in his offensive system, and although the passing game somewhat struggled until the second quarter, Mayfield ultimately found his grove and displayed some pocket movement and an arm to hit targets in windows.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 12:01:00 PM

Texas Tech will start walk-on freshman Baker Mayfield at QB in the school's opener against SMU, according to ESPN's Jake Trotter.

This is new head coach Kliff Kingsbury's first major decision, and it is a big one. Many believe Mayfield is talented enough to possibly earn a scholarship with another program, but he's certainly on that path with the Red Raiders if he continues to play well. Michael Brewer had a chance at the starting gig prior to suffering a stress fracture. Mayfield then beat out Davis Webb. Kingsbury trusts his system, and we can only guess Mayfield runs it the most efficiently.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 11:39:00 PM