Baker Mayfield made college football history before he even attempted a pass, as he was the first-ever true freshman walk-on to start his school’s season-opener, and when he left college after the 2017 season, he held the top two single-season passing efficiency ratings in the history of the sport.

Did we mention he also won the Heisman Trophy and led his school to the College Football Playoff?

Here’s everything you need to know about Mayfield’s college career.

The vitals on Baker Mayfield

School: Texas Tech, Oklahoma
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6-1
Weight: 220 pounds
Years active: 2013-17

Here are Baker Mayfield’s career stats in college. Scroll to the right to view the complete stats.

Year games completions attempts comp. % yards y/A TD INT ratnig
2013 8 218 340 64.1 2,315 6.8 12 9 127.7
2015 13 269 395 68.1 3,700 9.4 36 7 173.3
2016 13 254 358 70.9 3,965 11.1 40 8 196.4
2017 14 285 404 70.5 4,627 11.5 43 6 198.9
Career 48 1,026 1,497 68.5 14,607 9.8 131 30 175.4

Where did Baker Mayfield go to college?

Baker Mayfield was a walk-on at Texas Tech and he was named the Week 1 starter, becoming the first player in FBS history to start a season-opener as a walk-on freshman. After his freshman season, Mayfield transferred to Oklahoma, where he played for three seasons.

What kind of prospect was Baker Mayfield in high school?

According to his 247Sports profile, Baker Mayfield was ranked the No. 1,029 prospect in the 2013 recruiting class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings. He was the No. 42 pro-style prospect. In high school, he reportedly had scholarship offers from Florida Atlantic, New Mexico and Rice.

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What was Baker Mayfield’s record in college?

In 48 games in college, Baker Mayfield’s teams went 39-9, including an 11-2 record in 2015 and 2016, and a 12-2 record in 2017.

Records set by Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield’s name appears 13 times in the FBS record book.

  • 2016 passing champion: 196.4 rating
  • 2017 passing champion: 198.9 rating
  • 1st in Memorial Stadium history in total offense: 572 yards vs. Tulsa (2015)
  • 1st in FBS history in highest average gain per play in a game (min. 37 plays): 14.84 yards/play vs. Texas Tech, Oct. 22, 2016
  • 1st in Oklahoma history in completion percentage in a season: .709 (2016)
  • 1st in Oklahoma history in completion percentage in a career: .698
  • 1st, 3rd, 6th in Oklahoma history in passing yards in a game: 598 yards; 545 yards; 487 yards
  • 1st in Oklahoma history in touchdown passes in a game: Seven touchdowns
  • 1st in Oklahoma history in total offense in a game: 589 yards vs. Oklahoma State, Nov. 4, 2017
  • 1st, 2nd, 5th in Oklahoma history in completion percentage in a season: .709 (2016); .705 (2017); .681 (2015)
  • T-1st in Oklahoma history in career completion percentage (min. 200 attempts): .698
  • 2nd in FBS history in career passing efficiency (min. 500 completions): 175.4
  • 2nd in Oklahoma history in career passing yards: 12,292 yards
  • 2nd in Oklahoma history in career completions: 808 completions
  • 3rd in FBS history in career passing yards per attempt: 9.76 yards/attempt
  • 3rd, 7th, 9th in Oklahoma history in passing yards in a season: 4,627 yards (2017); 3,965 yards (2016); 3,700 yards (2015)
  • 4th, 5th in FBS history in single-season passing efficiency: 198.9 (2017), 196.4 (2016)
  • T-4th in career touchdown passes: 131 touchdown passes
  • 5th in FBS history in career yards: 15,690 yards
  • 7th in FBS history in career passing yards: 14,607 passing yards
  • 11th in FBS history in career yards per game: 326.9 yards/game
  • T-21st in FBS history in single-game passing yards: 598 passing yards vs. Oklahoma State, Nov. 4, 2017
  • 22nd in FBS history in career passing yards per game (min. 6,000 yards): 304.3 passing yards/game
  • Responsible for the longest Oklahoma passing play in Memorial Stadium: 88 yards to Dede Westbrook vs. Kansas State (2016)

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What were some of Baker Mayfield’s best games in college?

Baker Mayfield put up massive numbers starting with his first-ever college game, when he completed 43-of-60 passes for 413 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions against SMU, while adding a touchdown on the ground. That would remain his career-best in terms of single-game passing yards and touchdowns for more than a year. Later in his freshman season at Texas Tech, Mayfield threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns against Stephen F. Austin and 314  yards and four touchdowns against Baylor. He eclipsed the 200-yard mark in seven of his eight games as a freshman, including four games with at least 300 yards.

After sitting out the 2014 season after transferring to Oklahoma, Mayfield emerged as an even more prolific quarterback in 2015. In his first three games with the Sooners, he threw for 10 touchdowns and ran for four more, including 487 yards, four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns against Tulsa.

Playing on the road against Kansas as a redshirt sophomore, the Oklahoma gunslinger completed 27-of-32 passes for 383 yards and four touchdowns.

During his first Heisman Trophy finalist season in 2016, Mayfield threw for multiple touchdowns in all 13 games Oklahoma played, including a huge revenge game against his former school: 27-of-36 passing for 545 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions.