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Number not a factor for OU running back Alex Ross

by Ryan Aber Published: August 12, 2013

Redshirt freshman running back Alex Ross didn’t ask to wear No. 28—the same number Adrian Peterson wore at Oklahoma.

He also didn’t ask for it in high school, when Jenks coaches gave him the number.

“I wasn’t coming in here like, ‘I want 28, give me the number,’” Ross said. “It just happened. I didn’t ask for it in high school. They just gave it to me there. He’s one of my top favorite running backs but no, I don’t wear it just because he wore it.”

Bob Stoops said it was impossible to retire jerseys at Oklahoma.

“Here, we’re one of those places—and I say it modestly—we go retiring or taking numbers off the shelf and we won’t have many to choose from,” he said. “There’s been a lot of great players that have worn a lot of numbers.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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