Oklahoma sophomore fullback Trey Millard's role has expanded this season. In addition to playing fullback, Millard also has played H-back and can play tight end if needed. He was the lead blocker in the Belldozer package, opening holes for roommate Blake Bell. The highlight of his season was a 61-yard touchdown run against Kansas State when he displayed more speed than probably any other any fullback in the country.
With only two running backs available, are you excited you might receive more carries in the bowl game?
That would be awesome. I'll just run hard every time they give it to me, no matter how many carries that is. Brennan (Clay) and Roy (Finch) definitely are capable. If they give me the ball a few times I'll just do my best.
What was your favorite play this season other than the long TD run?
The Mizzou hit down the sideline (a punishing block that the crowd reacted to, especially when the replay was shown on the scoreboard). When people talk to me, some of them still bring up that play up.
Was your expanded role everything you hoped it would be?
I got to play a lot of different spots and got some touches (20 carries, 12 receptions). It's been a lot of fun. I'll do whatever they need me to do to help this team win.
What do you look forward to most playing in a bowl game?
We get to hang out with each other, go to various activities. You don't just fly in the day before the game. You're in town a few days. It's a fun experience to be with your teammates and play somewhere else.
The overall season (9-3 record) was a disappointment. How much momentum would a win over Iowa produce heading into the off season?
We want to finish strong and show our character, that we're still a 10-win team. We're focused on finishing out the season strong.
How much fun has it been to be the lead blocker in the Belldozer package, blocking for quarterback Blake Bell, your roommate?
It was awesome. We've had good success with it. I love it. It was great to see Blake have some success, too. He loves it. It's been fun.