The University of Oklahoma will unveil a statue of Baker Mayfield at its spring game on April 18.
Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley made the announcement on Monday afternoon:
Coach Riley announces @bakermayfield's Heisman statue will be unveiled in the stadium at the Spring Game April 18.#HeismanU #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/SuNfSbXHz4— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) March 9, 2020
The school is honoring Mayfield for winning the Heisman Trophy in 2017 after throwing for 4,627 yards and 46 touchdowns. He will join five other Oklahoma players who have won the Heisman over the years - Billy Vessles in 1952, Steve Owens in 1969, Billy Sims in 1978, Jason White in 2003 and Sam Bradford in 2008.
The unveiling will take place inside Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium so that the fans in attendance can join in on the fun, Riley said, according to The Dallas Morning News:
“We’re actually going to unveil it inside the stadium. That will be a part of the game. We’ll release more details and talk more specifics about how that’s going to happen, but I think the thought is instead of a ceremony outside the stadium, why not include all [the fans], why not include all of them in that moment?”
Following his Heisman-winning season, the Browns made Mayfield the No. 1 overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. He went on to set a record for touchdown passes by a rookie with 27.
Mayfield - and the Browns - struggled last season but are looking to rebound in 2020 under new head coach Kevin Stefanski.