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Sam Richmond | NCAA.com | October 9, 2015

Oklahoma football: QB Baker Mayfield is an avid video game player

  Baker Mayfield has thrown for 1,382 yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions this season.

Baker Mayfield has been outstanding for Oklahoma this season, throwing for 1,382 yards and 13 touchdowns en route to leading the Sooners to a 4-0 record. However, throwing footballs might not even be Mayfield’s best skill.

The quarterback is an avid video game player.

In a fascinating profile about Mayfield’s interest in video games with SoonerSports.com, the junior said he believes he could beat anyone on Oklahoma’s campus in Halo 3.

“One-on-one, I don’t think there’s anybody on campus who can beat me,” he said. “I’m gonna put that out there.”

If you think Mayfield is joking around about his video game passion, think again.

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Jaxon Uhles, a fullback for the Sooners and Mayfield’s roommate, revealed in the piece that Mayfield almost pursued a professional career.

"He told me at one point he was about to quit football when he was in high school and just play video games; become a professional video gamer," the redshirt sophomore said.

Fortunately for the Sooners, Mayfield stuck with football and now has them looking like a dark-horse playoff contender.

For more about Mayfield and his love for video games, head over to SoonerSports and check out the beautifully designed profile.

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