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Oklahoma football: Five Sooners who made good on an extra chance

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is known for his tough approach when it comes to discipline, but he has also allowed several players throughout the years a second — or sometimes, third or fourth — chance after they get into trouble.
by Jason Kersey Modified: July 5, 2014 at 6:58 pm •  Published: July 5, 2014

JAZ REYNOLDS

Reynolds made lots of mistakes throughout his OU career, but Stoops continued to give him extra chances, and the wide receiver ended up making the most of his final opportunity.

During his true freshman season, he tweeted insensitive comments about a gunman on the University of Texas campus and redshirted that year. He served a one-game suspension for violating team rules as a sophomore in 2011, and was removed from scholarship in May 2012 when he violated team rules and was suspended indefinitely. He was reinstated, but didn’t play at all as a junior. His senior year, he caught 14 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown and was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent.

QUENTIN HAYES

Hayes was suspended along with Reynolds in May 2012 for violating unspecified team rules. He sat out the entire 2012 season, but returned as a junior and started all 13 of the Sooners’ games at strong safety last season, recording 75 tackles and two interceptions. He enters his senior year as a veteran, seasoned leader in a pretty inexperienced secondary.

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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