Baker Mayfield is popular for his exploits with the University of Oklahoma football team – Oklahoma Sooners. The young, talented and handsome quarterback who won the 2017 Heisman Trophy has just begun his professional career in the National Football League (NFL) with the Cleveland Browns since joining them as the first overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Baker Mayfield’s Biography, Age
The former Texas Tech and Oklahoma quarterback was born Baker Reagan Mayfield on April 14, 1995, in Austin, Texas. He was born to his parents James Mayfield and Gina Mayfield. His only known sibling is an older brother named Matt Mayfield who plays baseball. His interest in playing football was shown while he was still of tender age.
Baker Mayfield had his high school education at the Lake Travis High School and played football with the school’s football team – the Cavaliers. His record with the team stands out as he ended his time with the Cavaliers with an impressive stats – 6,255 passing yards, 8 interceptions, and 67 touchdowns. He also helped the team lift the 4A State Championship in 2011 with an outstanding run of 25 wins in 27 games.
College And NFL Career
His encouraging stats in high school meant Baker Mayfield was going to continue his football career in college. Accordingly, he enrolled in Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and played as a quarterback for the Red Raiders. His performance in his freshman season – where he went straight into the starting lineup following an injury to starter Michael Brewer – earned him Big 12 Conference Freshman Offensive Player of the Year award. However, Mayfield would seek to swap Texas Tech for Oklahoma following some disagreements with the team management.
He transferred to the University of Oklahoma in 2014 and sat out the entire season as he was deemed ineligible to play for the Oklahoma Sooners due to Big 12 Conference transfer rules. He became the preferred quarterback for the 2015 season after besting Trevor Knight in an open contest for the spot. He led the Sooners to victory over Auburn in his senior year as they claimed the 2017 Sugar Bowl. In the same season, he won the Heisman Trophy with a landslide, becoming the only walk-on ever to earn the award.
In the 2018 NFL Draft, Baker Mayfield made the first round of the draft and he was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the first overall pick. His rookie contract with the Browns is a 4-year deal worth $33.1 million with a signing bonus of $21.9 million.
Who is Baker Mayfield’s Girlfriend?
Baker Mayfield is not only a fantastic football talent ready to take the NFL by storm, the quarterback is also a handsome and very good looking young man. He is definitely the toast of many ladies who wish he could be theirs for keeps. His growing fame has prompted a lot of curiosity about his personal and love life. Questions have come up and fans are dying to know who the lady that has captured the heart of this handsome hunk is.
Mayfield is currently engaged to his girlfriend of a few months named Emily Wilkinson. She is a model and an Instagram star who resides in Los Angeles and works at a plastic surgery center in Beverly Hills as a patient coordinator.
The couple captured the moment they got engaged and shared it for their fans on Instagram. Following their engagement, Wilkinson is quitting her job in Beverly Hills, California to move to Cleveland where she will be with her man.
Many people who have been following the relationship timeline of the Cleveland Brown quarterback may have problems reconciling the name of the lady above because he was formerly known to be in a relationship with a lady named Morgan Mayberry. The switch to Emily Wilkinson seems abrupt as there is no story of a breakup neither is there any stated reason for calling it quits with the former.
Mayfield met Mayberry while in college – the University of Oklahoma – as their photos suggest and their relationship came to public notice in September 2016 in an Instagram post. There is so little information about Mayberry, prompting suggestions that Mayfield had left her because she was “classless”, however, she is known to have been an Oklahoma sorority while in college.
Height And Other Facts
As mentioned earlier, Baker Mayfield is a hunk and he also has a good physique. As is expected of breakout stars, fans are always very eager to know all they can about their newly found celebrities and Mayfield falls into this category. The former Oklahoma quarterback is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall in height and has a proportional weight of 215 lbs (98 kg).
Mayfield’s transfer from Texas Tech Oklahoma caused a major ripple in the transfer rules of NCCA. The previous rules required that players transferring from an institution offering four-year programs to another would forgo one football season. But Mayfield appealed the decision on the basis that he was a non-scholarship player at Texas Tech. And even though his appeal was denied, an adjustment was made on the rule in June 2016 in line with Mayfield’s arguments and today, that rule is widely referred to as “Baker Mayfield Rule.”