Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield is set to get his statue unveiled during the Oklahoma University’s spring game. In 2017, the Oklahoma alum won the Heisman Trophy. It should come as no surprise that Mayfield wears his heart on his sleeve, simply because his actions throughout college to the Pros have been parallel. Depending on how one looks at it, his antics have been beneficial and detrimental to the teams he played for. At times, Mayfield’s energy is contagious and can rowel his teammates and the fans up. However, there are times when it can be seen as a bit over the line and dramatic.
🗓️ Four years ago today: Baker Mayfield planted an OU flag in the center of the shoe 😤
The Sooners (+280 ML) upset Ohio State as 7.5-point underdogs.pic.twitter.com/YcId23iDr2
— Action Network Colleges (@ActionColleges) September 9, 2021
All in all, through and through Mayfield is a Sooner and represents his alma mater proudly.
“I’m a Sooner for life and incredibly grateful for all of the success my teammates and I had at OU,” Mayfield said in a statement. “It’s humbling and surreal to think about having a statue in iconic Heisman Park. I can’t wait to be back in Norman and reunite with the most passionate fans in college football.”
Mayfield passed for 4,627 yards and 43 touchdowns. Not to mention, he led the Sooners to the Big 12 Conference championship. He then went on to get drafted by the Cleveland Browns as the No.1 overall pick.
— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) April 21, 2022
Baker Mayfield’s history in the NFL
In his first season, Mayfield didn’t play much. However, Tyrod Taylor suffered an injury which allowed the opportunity for Mayfield. Mayfield hasn’t looked back since the injury, he’s led the Browns to the AFC Divisional Round in 2020. Since 2020, Mayfield’s dealt with injuries that caused the ups and downs throughout 2021. Cleveland finished 8-9 and tied for the last place in AFC North. He threw for 3,010 yards and 17 touchdowns to 13 interceptions.
Oklahoma already has ton of successful had Heisman winners. Mayfield was one of many, however he’s joined Hall of Fame company. Former Sooners Hiesman winners, Bill Vessels, Steve Owens, Billy Sims, Kyler Murray, Jason White and Sam Bradford all have statues in Memorial Stadium.