Baker Mayfield career
Baker Reagan Mayfield (born April 14, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers (NFL). Following his time at Texas Tech, Mayfield attended Oklahoma, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a senior. The Cleveland Browns selected him first overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Mayfield was born on April 14, 1995, in Austin, Texas, as the second of two sons to James and Gina Mayfield. During his younger son’s senior year of high school, James, a private equity consultant, ran into financial difficulties. Due to their financial difficulties, the Mayfields were forced to sell their family home and move from rental home to rental home.
Mayfield started at quarterback for the Lake Travis High School Cavaliers in Austin. In two seasons, he led Lake Travis to a 25-2 record and the 2011 4A State Championship. He finished his high school career with 6,255 yards passing, 67 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Mayfield was a three-star recruit who only received scholarship offers from Florida Atlantic, New Mexico, North Texas, Rice, Sam Houston State, and Wyoming, as well as preferred walk-on offers from Baylor, Texas Tech, and Washington State.
Following the back injury of projected starter and former Lake Travis quarterback Michael Brewer, Mayfield was named the starting quarterback shortly before the start of the 2013 season. Mayfield is the first walk-on true freshman quarterback to start the first game of an FBS season.
Mayfield threw for 413 yards and four touchdowns in his first start against SMU. His 43 completions on 60 attempts broke Billy Joe Tolliver’s school record and fell just four completions short of Luke McCown’s NCAA Division I FBS single-game record for completions by a freshman. Mayfield was named Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his performance, becoming the first freshman Texas Tech quarterback to do so since former Red Raider head coach Kliff Kingsbury in 1999. Garrett Gilbert, Michael Brewer, Collin Lagasse, and Baker Mayfield were the last four former Lake Travis quarterbacks on both teams.
Baker Mayfield height
Baker Mayfield stands 6 feet 1 inch tall.