OU football notebook: Cameron Kenney already turning heads

JAKE TROTTER Modified: August 11, 2009 at 3:08 pm •  Published: August 10, 2009
After Oklahoma’s opening practice last week, junior college transfer Cameron Kenney showed coaches why he was named his conference’s special teams player of the year two years ago.

"Cameron, I saw for the first time (Thursday) punting and kicking. What a talented guy,” coach Bob Stoops said. "He was bombing some of those punts.”

While Kenney’s primary focus will remain at wide receiver, he should be a huge all-around addition to OU’s special teams, which weren’t always special last season.

"He’s a guy that can really run with it; he’s a guy that can give you something extra if you snap it to him, he can pull it down and run with it,” Stoops said, referring to Kenney’s potential as a fake punt or field goal option.

"He’s got a good leg, so we’ll keep working him, probably with punting more than anything.

Redshirt freshman Tress Way tops the depth chart at punter. But he’ll have to fend off Kenney.

"There will be a lot more competition in kicking and punting,” Stoops said. "We didn’t recruit (Kenney) to be a punter, but we’re going to look at him through camp. If it works, it works.”

Stoops also said he plans to try Kenney out on kick and punt returns.

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