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Former Oklahoma receiver Kameel Jackson no longer with La.-Monroe football team

by Jason Kersey Modified: April 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm •  Published: April 5, 2013
Kameel Jackson won't be with the Louisiana-Monroe football team when it travels to Norman for the 2013 season opener. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE
Kameel Jackson won't be with the Louisiana-Monroe football team when it travels to Norman for the 2013 season opener. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE

NORMAN — As it turns out, former Oklahoma receiver Kameel Jackson won’t return to Norman with Louisiana-Monroe for the 2013 season opener.

A ULM spokesman told The Oklahoman that Jackson left the school to get his grades up at a junior college, and plans to rejoin the team in December after he graduates.

Louisiana-Monroe and Oklahoma play in both teams’ 2013 season opener August 31 on Owen Field.

As a true freshman at OU in 2011, Jackson had 12 catches for 165 yards. He started two games, recording career highs with a 3-catch, 45-yard performance against Iowa in the Insight Bowl.

Jackson was suspended last May along with teammates Trey Franks, Quentin Hayes and Jaz Reynolds for unspecified team violations. Before that news became public, though, Jackson tweeted that he intended to transfer to Texas A&M.

After his suspenson was announced, Jackson tweeted his intent to stay at Oklahoma.

Just before Oklahoma opened fall camp, though, OU coach Bob Stoops said Jackson wouldn’t return to the team.

Jackson transferred to Louisiana-Monroe, didn’t play in any games — per NCAA transfer rules — but practiced with the team the entire season.

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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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