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Oklahoma football: Misdemeanor charge against Jalen Saunders dropped

by Jason Kersey Modified: January 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm •  Published: January 22, 2013
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Saunders, who will be a senior in the 2013 season, caught 62 passes for 829 yards and three touchdowns over the nine games in which he was eligible.

In his third game this past season — a 30-13 loss to Notre Dame on Oct. 27 — Saunders caught a school-record eight passes in the first quarter alone, finishing with 15 receptions for 181 yards.

Saunders made perhaps his biggest impact in the Sooners’ final three games of the regular season. In a Nov. 17 win at West Virginia, he caught seven passes for 123 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown.

The next week, when Oklahoma edged Oklahoma State 51-48 in overtime, Saunders had 10 receptions, 162 yards and one score, and added an 81-yard punt return touchdown.

And in Dec. 1’s victory at TCU, Saunders hauled in seven receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown. Hours later, he and Johnson were arrested.

Johnson sat out all of last season after transferring from Arizona. He’ll be a redshirt sophomore next season.

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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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