Oklahoma football: Fullback Trey Millard still confident in choice to stay for senior season

Trey Millard said another college season will make him a better football player. Millard and cornerback Aaron Colvin opted to stay in school, unlike classmates Kenny Stills, Tony Jefferson and Tom Wort.
by Jason Kersey Published: March 17, 2013

NORMAN — In all likelihood, Trey Millard's NFL Draft stock won't rise or fall much over the next 12 months.

Fullbacks simply aren't a hot commodity on draft day, which is one of the primary reasons Millard considered skipping his senior season at Oklahoma and entering the 2013 NFL Draft.

But after Oklahoma's Cotton Bowl loss to Texas A&M, the jack of all trades announced he'd play one more season of college football anyway.

Between last month's NFL Scouting Combine and last week's Oklahoma Pro Day, does Millard have any regrets?

“No, not at all,” Millard said. “Whenever I made my decision, it was stuck right then. You've gotta live with the decisions you make. That was my choice, and I did it by myself, so I'm confident with it.”

Millard and cornerback Aaron Colvin opted to stay in school, unlike classmates Kenny Stills, Tony Jefferson and Tom Wort.

Colvin's reason for staying was obvious; with another season of college football, he could dramatically enhance his draft stock, possibly even becoming a first-round selection.

Millard's opportunity for a similar rise is unlikely, and he knows it. But he said another college season will make him a better football player.

“You're not gonna necessarily gonna go first round (as a fullback), so if you are gonna make a lot of money at the next level, it's gonna be by your second contract if you're playing a long time,” Millard said, adding that the best way to increase the odds he'll get a second contract, “would be to come back and continue to get better as a football player.”

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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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