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Oklahoma football: Has Tony Jefferson finally found his position in Sooner defense?

by Jacob Unruh Published: August 26, 2012

It's a lot of fun back there. Having a good time. I feel like I'm being in more position to make plays and it's just a better view. You feel like you're the quarterback of the defense back there. It's going great.”

It is physical up front, but it's more physical being back there. Coming downhill for a run, you come straight on with a running back. That's just something I love. You just get more opportunities for interceptions and showcasing your abilities on what you can do on receivers.”

My dad used a lot of his boxing-mentality type stuff with me growing up. Just be tough-minded and never show fear or anything when you're going against an opponent. I've been using that since I was young. He put me in football since I was 4 years old. He tried to get me to box, and my mom didn't let that happen. He made sure he stayed hard on me, and I appreciate him. I feel like he's a really good role model for me.”

by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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“I'm About Whatever Still”

Jefferson's own words, honestly. “My campaigns will include Justin Bieber posters around. ... Have some Kim Kardashian cards...” We know where this is going.


* OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops: “He's easy to coach. I think great players are easy to coach.”

* OU cornerback Demontre Hurst: “I think (free safety) is his strength. Coach (Bob) Stoops realized that was his strength, that he's better at safety.”

* OU defensive back Jonathan Nelson: “He usually goes 100 mph. Even if he messes up, he's going to do it at full speed.”


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