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Oklahoma State football: Denton Guyer product Jimmy Bean joins J.W. Walsh, Josh Stewart as promising Cowboys

by Anthony Slater Published: April 20, 2013

The Denton Guyer pipeline has already been a rewarding one for Oklahoma State, pumping out two key offensive weapons – J.W. Walsh and Josh Stewart – from the 2011 class.

And the gifts just keep on coming.

Defensive end Jimmy Bean, a fellow 2011 commit and high school teammate of Walsh and Stewart, had his best performance Saturday since arriving in Stillwater, compiling two sacks and a fumble recovery during a dominant defensive effort at OSU's spring game.

In a vanilla game void of any eye-popping plays, Bean stood out, using his rare speed and burst to wreak havoc off the edge of the defensive line.

“I was out there and able to show the coaches what I could do in a game situation with all the fans watching,” Bean said.

And for Bean, that's a positive start.

Last season, in what was supposed to be a breakout sophomore year, Bean dislocated his knee in the fall.

He tried to come back, even getting some snaps in the Lafayette game, but it never felt right.

“It set me back,” Bean admitted. “When I came off the injury, if you come back off any injury, you're going to be iffy on it.”

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by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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