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Oklahoma football notebook: Taylor McNamara excited for OU tight ends' future

Taylor McNamara took full advantage of the Sooners’ month-long Sugar Bowl preparations, and ended up making the first reception of his career in Oklahoma’s upset victory over Alabama.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: March 25, 2014

It is the first time in OU history that three student-athletes in one sports cycle have received the scholarship.

Ikard was the first OU football player to be named a three-time Capitol One Academic All-American, and was the 2013 Big 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year for football.

McLaurin received the Big 12 honor for volleyball.

Ikard and Millard shared OU’s 2013 Don Key Award.

The prestigious NCAA scholarship, first awarded in 1964, is a $7,500 grant given to a maximum of 174 student-athletes over the course of an academic year.

FANS ENCOURAGED TO RENEW SEASON TICKETS BY MARCH 31

Oklahoma football season-ticket holders are encouraged to renew by March 31 to receive the opportunity for a three-month payment plan, complimentary spring game tickets and to be eligible for prizes.

Tickets can be renewed online at SoonerSports.com, by calling the ticket office at (405) 325-2424 or by faxing the completed application to (405) 325-8500.

Fans who already renewed season tickets but haven’t requested their free spring game tickets can still do so by the March 31 deadline.

QUOTABLE

OU quarterback Trevor Knight, when asked if it’s realistic that he can replicate his Sugar Bowl MVP performance:

“I think it's very realistic. When you play as well as you're capable of, you want to play that way week in and week out. That's the standard right now because that's the best I've played. I want to build on that. I want to be better than that so that's what I'm going to strive to do every day.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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