Oklahoma football: Receiver Trey Metoyer says he learned from subpar 2012 season

by Jason Kersey Published: April 8, 2013

Trey Metoyer entered his first college football season facing enormously high expectations, and failed to meet them.

Originally part of OU's recruiting class of 2011, Metoyer was forced to spend the next fall at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia to work on academic issues. He enrolled at OU in time for the 2012 spring session, starred in the spring game and then started last season's first four games.

After struggling, though, Metoyer was benched, finising the year with only 17 catches, 148 yards and a touchdown.

As the sophomore works through his second set of spring practices, Metoyer said he learned from the experience last year and is ready to make an impact.

Metoyer spoke with reporters last week after an OU practice.

Q: What do you know now that you didn't last year?

A: I wanna say I know more about the game. For a minute last year in the middle of the season, I thought I knew. But I guess I wasn't quite there.

I got it going now. I'm studying in the film room and I think I'll be more comfortable this year.

Did you feel pressure to live up to the expectations?

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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