OU football: So many autographs. So many selfies. How does Baker Mayfield stay patient during meet-and-greets?

December 9, 2017 GMT

Baker Mayfield has officially entered “Selfie Season.”

It began on Monday at the Burlsworth Trophy ceremony in Springdale, Ark. After the luncheon, the line to get autographs and pictures was longer than that of Washington State’s Luke Falk, the eventual winner.

Every fan that approached Mayfield for an autograph had a short story about their OU fandom, their appreciation for his work at quarterback or just to take a picture. It’s happening in Atlanta during his College Football Awards Show visit and it’ll happen in New York City before the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

Mayfield was patient with each fan and smiled for each picture in Arkansas. After a nearly 30-minute session, I asked Mayfield how he handles meet-and-greets with a positive attitude.


“It came from me being that same kid who wanted to get autographs from people and being in my shoes now,” Mayfield said. “You know how much it means to those people. You have to understand that.”