The season has officially come to a close and fans across the country continue to look back at the year that was 2020. Despite a condensed off-season and games being cancelled, freshmen from various programs made an immediate impact. Two of the most notable offensive players were undoubtedly Spencer Rattler and Marvin Mims.
Behind the effort on the field, both landed on the FWAA Freshman All-American Team. Leading the Oklahoma Sooners to yet another Big 12 Championship, Rattler’s year may have started a bit rough. Eventually being benched mid-way through the year, the quarterback turned a corner. Orchestrating eight consecutive wins to end the year, Rattler accounted for 28 touchdowns which ranked No. 8 in the country. Eclipsing 3,000 passing yards as a first year starter, the young signal caller completed 67.5% of his pass attempts. Needless to say, expectations are soaring for Rattler after the aerial display in year one.
As a receiver, Marvin Mims burst onto the scene as a deep threat. Continuously stretching a defense, the true freshman averaged 16.5 yards per catch. Hauling in 37 receptions, the wideout amassed 610 yards while playing alongside one of the most talented receiver groups in the nation. Setting a school record with nine receiving touchdowns in a debut season, Mims growth on the field is expected to take a leap into next season.
The two budding stars are hoping to compete for a national championship and the coaching staff will lean heavily on their talents moving forward.