September 21, 2018

Baker Mayfield, from Walk-On to Cleveland Savior

Football, Kyle Richards

Baker Mayfield

2013

  • Walk-on at Texas Tech.
  • After a 5-0 start to his career, an injury sidelined him.
  • Backup David Webb was given the nod to start Holiday Bowl.

2014

  • Baker enrolled at Oklahoma in January 2014 and became a walk-on yet again. He had to sit that year due to NCAA transfer rules.

2015

  • 3,700 yards
  • 36 touchdowns
  • 7 interceptions

2016

  • 3,965 yards
  • 40 touchdowns
  • 8 interceptions
  • Finished third in Heisman voting behind Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson (winner).
  • Big 12 faculty athletic representatives voted on "the Baker Mayfield Rule." The rule allowed walk-ons without written scholarship offers from their original schools to transfer without losing a season of eligibility.

2017

  • 4,340 yards
  • 41 touchdowns
  • 5 interceptions
  • Walter Camp Award winner, Heisman Trophy recipient

2018

  • Drafted #1 overall to the Cleveland Browns.
  • Signed 4-year rookie contract worth $32.68 million in guaranteed salary.

September 20th, 2018

  • Makes NFL debut against the New York Jets, replacing injured Tyrod Taylor. Rallied from 14-0 deficit on 17/23 passing for 201 yards to a 21-17 victory. This win ended the Browns' 19-game, 635-day winless streak.

What will Baker "Money" Mayfield conquer next?


Kyle Richards
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