I’m sure the last thing Baker Mayfield thought he was going to complain about this off-season was his Heisman Trophy winning statue, revealed at the University of Oklahoma’s Everest Training Center on Friday, but after seeing it for the first time one would think he can’t be as enthused as his play on the field shows.
The 2017 Heisman Trophy winner became the sixth Sooner to be honored as the most outstanding college football player.
During his time at Oklahoma, Mayfield went for 12,292 passing yards, 119 touchdowns, and one crotch grab. The quarterback’s passion for the game is unmatched and with as transparent as he has been, Baker Mayfield might have to direct his next crotch grab at the sculptor of his statue.
Originally, Mayfield’s statue was set to be revealed during the 2020 spring game, but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This only makes matters worse as that means they had almost two extra years to get this statue right.
Mayfield’s Heisman Park statue has to rank 6th in the looks department among the other statues, but might rank 1st in the receding hairline department.
Baker Mayfield’s statue will be revealed publicly following the Sooners’ Red-White spring game this afternoon at 3 p.m. CT.
Let’s hope that the sculptor is not in attendance today or he might get the same roar of boos heard by former Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler last season.
After all Mayfield did for the Sooners’ football program, this has to sting as much as a Will Smith’ slap to the face.