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Former Oklahoma state college and high school players in the NFL: Who made the cut and who didn't

Taking a look at the Oklahomans from Tulsa and other state schools, and from Oklahoma high schools, who found a place on NFL rosters — and those who didn’t.
by Michael Baldwin Published: August 30, 2014
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TULSA

TE Charles Clay (Miami): Traded on draft day from San Francisco to Miami, Clay has developed into a key member of the Dolphins’ offense. Entering his fourth season, Clay a tight end/H-back hauled in 69 receptions for 759 yards and six touchdowns last season.

DE Tyrunn Walker (New Orleans): An undrafted free agent, Walker made the Saints roster two years ago but never appeared in a game. Last season he made his NFL debut, playing primarily on special teams, accumulating 12 tackles in seven games.

RB Trey Watts (St. Louis): An undrafted free agent, the third all-time leading rusher in TU history, ran for 51 yards on 13 carries in St. Louis’ preseason finale last week, a sign Watts might be given some carries at some point this season.

Tulsa players who didn’t make the cut

WR Demarius Johnson (Philadelphia): Once the Eagles signed Darren Sproles, the NCAA’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards and kickoff return yards, Johnson faced a major challenge to retain his roster spot. An undrafted free agent, Johnson compiled only 21 receptions in his two seasons with the Eagles. His specialty was punt returns (10.3 average) and kickoff returns (25.9) but Philly now has Sproles.

QB G.J. Kinne (Philadelphia): The former Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year battled former USC star Matt Barkley to the final preseason game for the Eagles No. 3 job. Kinne really didn’t get a fair shot but he was good in limited action (12-of-14 for 135 yards, 1 TD) before the Eagles chose Barkley.

STATE COLLEGES

OL Michael Bowie, Northwestern (Cleveland): After playing a key role when Seattle suffered O-line injuries en route to the Super Bowl last season, the Sand Springs product signed with Cleveland but has been placed on injured reserve after undergoing shoulder surgery.

DL Armonty Bryant, ECU (Cleveland): Appearing in a dozen games with the Browns, Bryant, a seventh-round pick, recorded 12 tackles and a dozen quarterback hurries last season. Once again, he’s a backup in the Browns’ defensive-line rotation.

DS Bryce Davis, UCO (Pittsburgh): With starter Greg Warren sidelined by a knee injury, Davis will serve as the Steelers’ deep snapper for at a week or two after spending the past two seasons on the Bengals practice squad.

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by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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