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Close friends, former Oklahoma teammates Kenny Stills and Tony Jefferson face off Sunday in New Orleans

by Jason Kersey Published: September 20, 2013




NORMAN — Tony Jefferson said he never hit Kenny Stills in practice while the two were Oklahoma teammates.

But Sunday, the two close friends and NFL rookies might finally collide on the gridiron when Jefferson’s Arizona Cardinals travel to face Stills’ New Orleans Saints at noon.

Both California natives opted to skip their senior seasons at Oklahoma to enter the 2013 NFL Draft. The Saints picked Stills in the fifth round, while Jefferson went undrafted, signed a free-agent contract with the Cardinals and eventually beat the odds and made the team.

Through two games, Jefferson has recorded three tackles, while Stills has caught three passes for 96 yards.

The two buddies appeared together on Fox Sports Live this week to preview the game. That video is embedded at the top of this blog post.


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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