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Oklahoma football: Breaking down the running back depth chart

by Jason Kersey Published: August 18, 2014

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34Daniel Brooks5-8185So.

Brooks hasn’t seen any game action in two years on campus but showed his skills in April’s spring game. He could be a solid change-of-pace guy, and also could make an impact in the return game.

32Samaje Perine5-11243Fr.

Every time they were asked about Joe Mixon this summer, OU coaches were quick to point out Perine’s impressive weight-room strength. Is that enough to get him playing time in 2014?

25David Smith5-10205So.

Like Brooks, Smith hasn’t seen any game action yet as a Sooner. Considering all the inexperience in the backfield, Smith could earn some playing time this season.

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36Dimitri Flowers6-1244Fr.

Everyone compares him to Trey Millard — and there certainly are similarities — but Flowers’ athleticism could make him even more dangerous than Millard was in the passing game.

48Aaron Ripkowski6-1257Sr.

The former walk-on earned a scholarship after the 2012 season and has been a tough, reliable piece of the Sooners’ offense.

33Jaxon Uhles6-0243So.

Uhles walked on at OU after beginning his collegiate career at Pittsburg State.

By Jason Kersey

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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