Oklahoma football: Breaking down the wide receivers and tight ends

by Jason Kersey Published: August 19, 2014
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WIDE RECEIVER

No.#Name#Height#Weight#Class#Hometown

3#Sterling Shepard#5-10#195#Oklahoma City

Shepard is by far the most experienced wide receiver back from last year’s team. The former Heritage Hall star has also taken on a leadership role within this position group. After playing the slot most of his collegiate career thus far, he’ll move outside in 2014.

12#Derrick Woods#6-1#186#Inglewood, Calif.

Woods only caught two passes last year, but one was huge. He went up and grabbed a critical 20-yard pass in the Sugar Bowl against Alabama that converted a third-and-12.

SLOT RECEIVER

1#K.J. Young#6-0#177#; RFr.#Perris, Calif.

After redshirting a year ago, Young appears to have firmly inserted himself into the starting lineup. Coaches and teammates have frequently praised him this preseason.

2#Michiah Quick#6-0#170#Fr.#Fresno Calif.

The true freshman will push for immediate playing time after dazzling everyone with his physical ability throughout fall camp.

WIDE RECEIVER

5#Durron Neal#5-11#201#Jr.#St. Louis

Neal hasn’t exactly torn it up through his first two seasons, but by all accounts, he’s stepped up in a big way since last spring. Will this finally be the year he breaks through?

17#Jordan Smallwood#6-2#212#RFr.#Jenks

A preseason injury forced Smallwood to redshirt in 2013, but he’s made a splash so far and will definitely have lots of opportunities to contribute this year.

RESERVES

81#Mark Andrews#6-6#236#Fr.#Scottsdale, Ariz.

The big, tall wideout could have a bright future, but likely redshirts in 2014.

83#Nick Basquine#6-0#170#Fr.#Norman

This walk-on from Norman North was mentioned specifically by Trevor Knight at Big 12 Media Days as someone who had impressed him this summer.

8#Austin Bennett#6-0#175#So.#Manvel, Texas

Bennett saw limited action as a true freshman and could easily work his way into the regular rotation.

84#Grant Bothun#5-11#186#Jr.#Rowlett, Texas

The team’s holder, Bothun’s claim to fame is a fake field goal touchdown pass to kicker Michael Hunnicutt in last year’s Bedlam thriller.

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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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