Former Oklahoma fullback Trey Millard's collegiate career ended prematurely with a torn ACL in a late October home win over Texas Tech.
Millard is still recovering from the injury, but was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, scheduled for Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis.
In a telephone interview this weekend, Millard said he won't be able to go through the workouts, but will attend the combine for interviews with NFL executives.
Millard finished his OU career with 98 rushes for 538 yards and six touchdowns, and 70 catches for 677 yards and seven scores. He and Gabe Ikard shared the 2013 Don Key Award, given each year to a senior (or seniors) who best demonstrate all-around excellence on and off the field.
GRISSOM LEFT PHONE IN NORMAN
Oklahoma defensive end Geneo Grissom played the game of his life in the Sooners' 45-31 Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama last month, recording a career-high 2.5 sacks and recovering two fumbles, including an eight-yard touchdown return late in the fourth quarter.
Grissom said he'd actually left his cellphone in Norman when the team traveled to New Orleans, so he returned home to countless text messages.
“When I came back, it took me hours to get through all the messages throughout the week,” Grissom said. “It was a great experience and to be able to score the last touchdown, it was surreal.
“Sometimes it was like ‘Did that really happen?' It was good to be a part of this program and be a part of history.”
Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight, on expectations for 2014:
“At a school like Oklahoma, the national championship is always your goal, and anything less is kind of a disappointment. We're chasing that. We've just gotta work as hard as we can every single day and take one day at a time.”