Thursday, June 2, 2016

Big 12 Reverses Course: QB Baker Mayfield Will Be Eligible in 2017

In a reverse of a vote a day earlier, the Big 12's Faculty Athletic Representatives voted 7-3 Thursday to pass a rule change allowing Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield to continue his Sooners career into 2017.

Without the passage of a rule change, Mayfield would've been considered a senior by the Big 12 in the upcoming season but would've had the ability to transfer outside of the conference after graduation to compete for another year in 2017.

The rule change allows a walk-on who doesn't have a written scholarship offer from his or her current school to transfer without the penalty of automatically losing a season of eligibility.

WATCH: Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield 2015 Regular Season Highlights

In effect, Mayfield is being allowed to redshirt for the 2014 season, which he sat out after transferring from Texas Tech. (More at The Oklahoman)

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