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  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing Oklahoma's 2015 defensive backfield

    Jason Kersey,Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber. The podcast's name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as "fiction writers." You can click on the...

  • Current and former OU athletes raising money for McKenzie Horton's family

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    NORMAN — Jed Barnett had been in Oklahoma less than two months when he met McKenzie Horton during a February 2013 trip to the OU Children’s Hospital. While Barnett and two of his new teammates — Trevor Knight and Ty Darlington — visited with children receiving chemotherapy, they were quickly...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing Oklahoma's 2015 linebackers

    Jason Kersey,Ryan Aber | Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber. The podcast's name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as "fiction writers." You can click on the...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing Oklahoma's 2015 defensive linemen

    Jason Kersey,Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber. The podcast's name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as "fiction writers." You can click on the...

  • Ten most important 2015 Sooners: No. 2, senior linebacker Eric Striker

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    NORMAN — Continuing our 10-part blog series on the players whose performances will be most critical to the Sooners’ success in 2015, here’s a look at No. 2. NO 2: ERIC STRIKER Position: Outside linebacker Class: Senior 2014 stats: 68 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, nine sacks, two fumble...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing Oklahoma's 2015 offensive linemen

    Jason Kersey,Ryan Aber | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber. The podcast's name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as "fiction writers." You can click on the...

  • Ten most important 2015 Sooners: No. 4, sophomore safety Steven Parker

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    NORMAN — Continuing our 10-part blog series on the players whose performances will be most critical to the Sooners’ success in 2015, here’s a look at No. 4. NO. 4: STEVEN PARKER Position: Safety Class: Sophomore 2014 stats: 31 tackles, one sack, six pass breakups; appeared in all 13...

  • OU football: Guidance from former Sooner helped Harrah's Logan Roberson gain recruiting attention

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    The 6-foot-5, 318-pound Harrah offensive lineman flew under the radar in the recruiting world for most of his high school career, but kept plugging away with Runnels serving as his personal trainer, sounding board and adviser. All of that finally paid off earlier this month, when Oklahoma offered...

  • Ten most important 2015 Sooners: No. 6, sophomore cornerback Jordan Thomas

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    NORMAN — Continuing our 10-part blog series on the players whose performances will be most critical to the Sooners’ success in 2015, here’s a look at No. 6. NO. 6: JORDAN THOMAS Position: Cornerback Class: Sophomore 2014 stats: 32 tackles, five pass breakups; appeared in all 13 games...



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Jason Kersey


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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 the Newcastle Pacer. During his time with The Oklahoman, he has also coordinated Thunder coverage, worked on the copy desk and covered several NFL games, including Super Bowl XLV. A Noble High School and OU graduate, he lives in Norman.


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