LAWRENCE, Kan. — Oklahoma senior receiver Lacoltan Bester played quarterback in high school, and also began his junior-college career in Mississippi as a signal caller.
He finally got a chance to show off his arm at college football's highest level Saturday, when he tossed a perfect ball down the sideline to Sterling Shepard on a reverse pass that went for a 49-yard touchdown.
Bester spoke to reporters after the Sooners' 34-19 victory over Kansas.
Q: Did you have a flashback to your quarterbacking days with that throw?
Yeah, it felt good to do that. All I could think about when I threw it was my high school coach telling me to throw the ball downfield and quit trying to run it.
How were you able to manage your nerves and deliver the ball on target?
In Norman, we're playing in front of 85,000 people. Being prepared when your time comes, that's all you can do. If you're scared then things are gonna go wrong. You can only prepare and do what you've been practicing and make it all happen.
Before the season, you talked a lot about making an impact this season. You've been able to do that the past few weeks. How do you think you've progressed?
It's all the receivers working together, honestly. We all help each other. Without those other guys, I wouldn't be able to do what I'm able to do. I'd like to thank those guys for their help.