Baker Reagan Mayfield, an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League, was born on April 14, 1995. (NFL). Mayfield played collegiate football at Oklahoma, where he earned the Heisman Trophy as a senior, after a stay with Texas Tech. The Cleveland Browns made him their first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Baker Mayfield’s Early Life
Mayfield, the second son of James and Gina Mayfield, was born on April 14, 1995, in Austin, Texas. James, a private equity consultant, experienced money problems during the last year of high school for his younger son. The Mayfields were compelled by these hardships to sell their primary residence and migrate from rental to rental. Growing up, Mayfield was a big Oklahoma Sooners supporter and frequently went to their games. James never received a football letter, although his father lettered for the University of Houston for three years. For the Austin Lake Travis High School Cavaliers football team, Mayfield started as the quarterback. In two seasons he guided Lake Travis to a 25-2 record to the 2011 4A State Championship.
He accumulated 6,255 passing yards, 67 touchdowns, and eight interceptions during his high school football career. Despite being a 3-star recruit, Mayfield only received scholarship offers from Florida Atlantic, New Mexico, North Texas, Rice, Sam Houston State, and Wyoming. Baylor, Texas Tech, and Washington State also offered him a preferred walk-on spot.
Baker Mayfield’s Career at Oklahama
Mayfield left Texas Tech to play for the University of Oklahoma in January 2014, but he hadn’t been in touch with the Sooners’ coaching staff beforehand. Further explaining his desire to transfer, Mayfield told ESPN that he felt he had earned the starting spot and that more competition would not be “really fair.” He also had issues with his scholarship. Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury refuted the alleged scholarship issues.
Baker Mayfield’s Wife Emily (Wilkinson) Mayfield
Baker Mayfield’s spouse, Emily (Wilkinson) Mayfield, gained notoriety after getting hitched to the NFL quarterback in 2019. In the National Football League, Baker is well-known for playing quarterback for the Carolina Panthers in American football. Although Emily is best known as Baker Mayfield’s wife, it is interesting to note that she has developed her own online persona. After one year of dating, Emily and Baker wed in Malibu, California, in 2019.
Young Emily grew up with her three siblings, Sammy, Benny, and Annie Wilkinson, in addition to her parents. Similarly, Emily’s siblings are equally well-known in their various industries as she is. It’s interesting to note that in the Wilkinson family, her brother Sammy gained notoriety earlier. He is a well-known musician, composer, and internet personality who became very well-known due to Vine videos posted online.