Baker Mayfield: From Planting flag at Ohio Stadium to Cleveland Browns Quarterback


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The Cleveland Browns selected Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

The 2017 Heisman winner has some infamy among Ohio State fans after planting an Oklahoma flag at midfield after the Buckeyes loss to the Sooners in September.

As the Sooners celebrated, Mayfield grabbed an Oklahoma flag and raced around the field before stopping and emphatically planting it in the middle of the block “O” logo at midfield as the Ohio State band stood and watched.

It was payback time for the Sooners, who had to watch Buckeyes players embrace and sing their alma mater on the field after the 45-24 loss at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium a year earlier.

“It was embarrassing for them to sing their fight song on our field, and they probably feel the same way right now,” Mayfield said. “We’ve had that mood in the locker room that nobody believes in us.”

There are high expectations for Mayfield, who joins a Cleveland Browns team that has only won one of its last 32 games.

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