Another SI Cover for Mayfield


Baker Mayfield


For the fourth time in the last four months, Baker Mayfield is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

This time, it's for the magazine's NFL Draft Preview issue. The feature on Mayfield, written by Robert Klemko, begins like this:

Teammates and friends talk about the legend of Baker Mayfield as though he were forged from some alien metal and dropped to earth—a shining example for the little guy. To almost everyone who met him at Oklahoma, he's Baker Mayfield, walk-on turned Heisman Trophy winner, a six-foot powder keg who slings it like Favre, trash-talks like Shaq, dances like Bruno . . . and might actually hail from Mars.

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Sooners have been featured on the cover more than 40 times in the magazine's 63 years of existence. In fact, OU fans were the subject of the publication's first test issue in 1953 before Sports Illustrated became its official name. The same image was later used on SI's 12th-ever issue, dated Nov. 1, 1954.

Among college football programs, only Ohio State has made more SI cover appearances than Oklahoma.

Sooners SI Covers

Baker Mayfield
April 23, 2018

Baker Mayfield
Dec. 25, 2017

Baker Mayfield
Dec. 14, 2017

Baker Mayfield
Dec. 4, 2017

Buddy Hield
Apr. 4, 2016

Buddy Hield
Mar. 15, 2016

Sterling Shepard
Dec. 24, 2015

Trevor Knight
Aug. 18, 2014

Landry Jones
Aug. 20, 2012

Landry Jones
Aug. 22, 2011

Sam Bradford
Apr. 26, 2010

Blake Griffin
Mar. 30, 2009

Sam Bradford
Dec. 1, 2008

Allen Patrick
Aug. 22, 2007

Adrian Peterson
Apr. 30, 2007

Adrian Peterson
Oct. 11, 2004

Jason White
Aug. 16, 2004

Jason White
Oct. 20, 2003

Trent Smith
Oct. 21, 2002

Tommie Harris
Aug. 12, 2002

Jimmy Wilkerson
Oct. 15, 2001

Quentin Griffin
Jan. 8, 2001

Quentin Griffin
Nov. 6, 2000

Josh Heupel
Feb. 1, 2000

OU vs. Nebraska
Nov. 30, 1987

Rotnei Anderson
Nov. 16, 1987

Brian Bosworth
Sept. 3, 1986

Marcus Dupree
June 20, 1983

Billy Sims
Oct. 3, 1977

Steve Davis
Sept. 8, 1975

Joe Washington
Nov. 4, 1974

Greg Pruitt
Oct. 2, 1972

Game of the Century
Nov. 22, 1971

Steve Owens
Nov. 10, 1969

Clendon Thomas
Nov. 18, 1957

Dan Hodge
Apr. 1, 1957

Bud Wilkinson
Sept. 12, 1955

Oklahoma Fans
Nov. 1, 1954

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