Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield could regain year of eligibility

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield enters the 2016 college football season as one of the top senior prospects in the nation. But is he really a senior?

According to the Dallas Morning News, the Big 12 is set to vote on a new rule next week that forces student-athletes to lose a year of eligibility if they transfer within the conference. Mayfield lost a year of eligibility when he made the move to Oklahoma from Texas Tech.

However, because Mayfield was a walk-on and was not on scholarship, he believes the rule should not apply to him. So, if the ruling changes, Mayfield would enter 2016 as a junior.

Last year, Mayfield threw for 3,700 yards and 36 touchdowns while leading the Sooners to a Big 12 championship and appearance in the College Football Playoff.

If Mayfield was to gain an additional year of eligibility and remain in school, that would be incredible news for the Oklahoma football program.

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