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Oklahoma football: Landry Jones says 'I hope I go out the way I want to go out.'

Landry Jones will leave Norman as the Sooners' record holder in numerous passing categories. Jones spoke to reporters last week at a news conference to preview the Cotton Bowl and discuss his legacy.
by Jason Kersey Published: December 27, 2012
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photo - Quarterback Landry Jones greets fans after the college football game where the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) defeated the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (TCU) 24-17 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Quarterback Landry Jones greets fans after the college football game where the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) defeated the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (TCU) 24-17 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

— Oklahoma senior quarterback Landry Jones wraps up a prolific career Jan. 4 in the Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M.

Jones will leave Norman as the Sooners' record holder in numerous passing categories. During his four seasons as quarterback, Oklahoma claimed two Big 12 championships and now has the opportunity to win four straight bowl games.

Jones spoke to reporters last week at a news conference to preview the Cotton Bowl and discuss his legacy.

What do you think the Cotton Bowl will mean to your legacy at OU?

“It's just another big bowl game that we get to go to. It's another good team, a team ranked in front of us. It's going to be a big challenge for us. For me, my legacy here or whatever you want to call it, it's just another game I get to go out and prove myself and hopefully play to the best of my abilities.”

How much did improving your legacy play into your decision to come back to Oklahoma, and what do you think your legacy is heading into your final start?

“I didn't think too much about legacy or anything like that coming back. I just really wanted to make the right decision for me and my family. Now, like I've always said, I hope my legacy here is bigger off the field than maybe on the field. A guy that always pushed his teammates toward Christ and always made that very evident that he's the answer to their lives. And he's the answer to our lives and the reason why we're here on the earth.”

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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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