As a high school junior, Baker Mayfield was the starting quarterback for the Lake Travis Cavaliers football team in Austin, Texas. He led the team to a 25-2 record in two seasons and won the 2011 4A State Championship.
His teen commitment to sports propelled him to a Heisman Trophy after playing for the University of Oklahoma, later becoming the No. 1 NFL draft pick of the Cleveland Browns.
That makes sense to researchers from the U.K. who recently published a study in PLOS Medicine that compared more than 200 metabolic traits for 1,826 girls and boys at ages 12, 14, and 15 whose mothers signed them up for the study at birth.