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Baker Mayfield | Quarterback

Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/14/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209

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Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield completed 27-of-36 passes for 545 yards and seven touchdowns in Saturday's 66-59 win over Texas Tech.
Mayfield threw for seven touchdown passes and somehow ended up a footnote to Pat Mahomes, who served as a CFB solar eclipse in blocking out the statistics of all others with his 734 yards passing. Solar eclipses cannot block out wins, though, and it was Mayfield and company who ultimately got the last laugh. Mayfield tossed three of his seven touchdown passes in the first half, a warm-up for an even more prolific second half. 14 of Mayfield's 23 touchdown passes have come in his last three games. He will have a strong chance to add to this recent binge (though maybe not to the tune of seven) when he takes on Kansas next weekend. Oct 23 - 1:11 AM

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Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield completed 25 of 31 attempts for 346 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in the school's 38-17 win over Kansas State.

The 88 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter was a money throw from Mayfield to Dede Westbrook, the emerging target for the Sooners which has been missed since Sterling Shepard graduated last spring.
Oct 15 - 3:24 PM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield completed 22 of 31 attempts for 390 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the school's 45-40 win over Texas.

Mayfield added another rushing touchdown. The quarterback showed up to the game in a walking boot but played at a high level. He consistently was able to create space and convert plays with his feet, an important part of his game. Mayfield added another 71-yard completion early in the game.
Oct 8 - 4:19 PM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield arrived to Saturday's game against Texas in a walking boot on his right foot, but is expected to play.

Mayfield went down in the second quarter against TCU last weekend, however, he was able to finish the game. Mobility is a mandatory piece of Mayfield's game, avoiding the pass rush and winning outside of structure. The Sooners should beat up a bottomed out Texas squad.
Oct 8 - 11:57 AM

Ohio State DC Greg Schiano compared Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield's style of play to that of Brett Favre.

Schiano had the joy of trying to prep for Favre when he served as secondary coach for the Chicago Bears. Mayfield is giving him a few flashbacks. Said Schiano, "He's that unpredictable. He'll be scrambling this way and chuck it that way. How do you coach [against] that other than be disciplined and stay with your guys? That's the kind of really fine athlete that he is." Through two games, the 6-foot-1, 209-pound Sooner star has passed for 567 yards with a 5/0 TD/INT ratio. Schiano and the Buckeyes will try to rattle his cage on Saturday.
Sep 16 - 5:34 PM

Oklahoma freshman QB Austin Kendall said that redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield will "light [Ohio State's defense] up" on Saturday.

Shots fired. Said Kendall, "I think they have a really basic defense. I think we can go out there and, I mean, Baker [Mayfield], he’ll light them up. I’m really looking forward to it. If my number’s called, I think I can do the same." The 6-foot-1, 209-pound Mayfield opened the season throwing for 323 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Houston before following that performance up with 244 passing yards and a trio of touchdowns against Louisiana Monroe this past weekend. Ohio State's defense has forced nine turnovers this season, best in the country.
Sep 15 - 3:44 PM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield completed 14-of-20 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 59-17 win over Louisiana Monroe.

Mayfield was flinging it all over the field in this one, hitting on a 39-yard touchdown pass to Mark Andrews with just over two minutes bled off the clock in the first quarter and later notching a 62-yard scoring pass to Nick Basquine. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound gunslinger has thrown for 567 yards and a 5/0 TD/INT ratio through two games. A monster home showdown with Ohio State awaits the Sooners next weekend.
Sep 10 - 10:46 PM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield took responsibility for the team's second half struggles against Houston.

"That's all on me," Mayfield said. "[The receivers] got open. That's all on me as the leader of the team and the captain. It's my job to deliver the ball. They got open for me. They did their part." Houston shut down Oklahoma in the second half, limiting them to six points in two quarters. Mayfield threw for 323 yards and two touchdowns, but his performance did not live up to those numbers. He is an erratic mover in the pocket, both in clean and closing situations. That can be a difficult style to sustain.
Source: ESPN
Sep 6 - 11:02 AM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield completed 24 of 33 attempts for 323 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 33-23 loss to Houston.

Those passing stats look great, but Mayfield really struggled at times in this game. Houston's defense was aggressive and active, and Mayfield left clean pockets and put more pressure on the offense than was necessary at times. Yes, winning outside of structure is part of Mayfield's game, but it is difficult to sustain.
Sep 3 - 3:46 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay ranks Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield No. 7 among quarterbacks in the 2017 draft.

"He has the football intelligence, accuracy and mobility to develop into one of the better backups in the NFL, but his frame could prevent him from becoming a full-time starter," McShay wrote. "Although Mayfield shows above-average decision-making as a passer, he takes a lot of punishment trying to extend plays." The analyst gave Mayfield a "60" scouting grade, career backup territory. Mayfield threw for 3,700 yards and a 36/7 TD/INT ratio last fall.
Aug 23 - 6:46 PM

Pro Football Focus lists Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield No. 5 in its preseason Heisman rankings.

In leading Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff, Mayfield posted the third-best PFF QB grade at +49.6. "He played an efficient brand of football, as he had the lowest percentage of negative grades of any quarterback in the nation," wrote Steve Palazzolo. "Losing the nation’s top-graded wide receiver, Sterling Shepard, should hurt, but games like Mayfield had against Baylor showed his capabilities as he made a number of big-time throws while going head-to-head with one of the nation’s top offenses." Mayfield threw for 3,700 yards and a 36/7 TD/INT ratio with an adjusted completion percentage of 77.2 that ranked No. 4 in the Power-5.
Jun 23 - 6:14 PM

USA Today's George Schroeder reports that by a vote of 7-3, the Big 12 has approved a proposed rule change that will allow walk-ons to make in-conference transfers without losing a year of eligibility.

It is known informally as the "Baker Mayfield Rule," as without it, 2016 would be Mayfield's last year of eligibility. On Wednesday, an initial proposal died with a 5-5 deadlock. The proposed rule change was revived on Thursday, with ESPN's Jake Trotter reporting that the rule would be reconsidered if the language took a tweak. The essence of the plan that passed is that only walk-ons who do not receive scholarship offers from their schools will be able to transfer within the Big 12 without consequence. Walk-ons who are offered scholarships but still transfer within conference will be docked the year of eligibility. Shortly after the news broke, Mayfield chimed in via Twitter, writing, "And y'all thought you were getting rid of me..."
Jun 2 - 9:11 PM

ESPN reports that the Big 12 will reconsider a rule that allows walk-ons to transfer within the conference without losing a season of eligibility.

The proposal -- a particularly pressing source of debate, as it would grant Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield an additional year of eligibility -- failed to receive the majority vote it needed to pass with a 5-5 deadlock on Wednesday. Apparently, the conference will reconsider the rule with altered language. The proposal being discussed now would allow the walk-on's school to offer a scholarship to keep him. If the proposed transfer still wanted to leave, he'd be docked a year of eligibility. This is where it gets interesting: If the rule doesn't pass, Mayfield is out of Big 12 eligibility after this season. However, he'd have one more season of NCAA eligibility to transfer outside the conference as a grad over the winter. He'd be the biggest grad free agent ever to hit our sport's version of free agency. The Big 12 would be doing itself and its student athletes a favor by passing this legislation.
Jun 2 - 3:47 PM

The proposed Big 12 rule change that would allow walk-ons to transfer within the conference without losing a year of eligibility did not pass.

The proposal needed the approval of the majority of conference teams, but the vote ended up a 5-5 tie. According to commissioner Bob Bowlsby, teams are scared that opening up transfer regulations for walk-ons within the Big 12 could lead to teams sniping them with scholarship offers. Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples pointed out the strange logic of this well enough, writing, "The five schools that voted against the rule were concerned that schools would lure away players whose original schools didn’t think deserved scholarships, by offering them ... scholarships." Oklahoma senior QB Baker Mayfield -- a walk-on at Texas Tech to begin his career -- would have been the most high-profile name the rule change would have applied to. As is, this will be Mayfield's final year of eligibility in the Big 12, though he would have another year of eligibility if he transferred out of conference.
Jun 2 - 12:44 PM

A proposed Big 12 rule change could restore the year of eligibility Oklahoma senior QB Baker Mayfield lost when he transferred from Texas Tech.

A Big 12 official told ESPN that the proposed rule change wouldn't dock walk-ons transferring within the conference a season of eligibility. Mayfield, of course, lost a season of eligibility after transferring from Texas Tech (where he walked on) following his freshman year. The conference will discuss the proposal next week at the Big 12's annual spring meetings. If it passes, Mayfield will be eligible in 2017. If it doesn't, he's entering his final season as a Sooner. Mayfield was the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and finished fourth in the Heisman voting in 2015 (3,700 yards with a 36/7 TD/INT ratio).
May 27 - 7:00 PM