Oklahoma football notebook: Trevor Knight, Julian Wilson will miss Kendal Thompson

Kendal Thompson still hasn't decided where he'll play next season, but his friends on the Oklahoma roster have said they'll miss him.
by Jason Kersey Published: February 8, 2014

Hansen missed five games of his senior season at Edmond Santa Fe because of injuries, but enrolled at OU early and will go through spring practices with the team.

As a senior, Hansen threw for 966 yards and eight touchdowns, while rushing for 434 yards and 12 scores.

BROWN WANTS MORE WINS OVER SEC TEAMS

Oklahoma offensive tackle signee Orlando Brown made a last-minute, signing day switch from Tennessee, where he'd been committed for months.

Brown said the Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama wasn't the only reason for his change of heart, but that it did play a role.

“The win over Alabama was great, but let's go beat another SEC team and keep it consistent,” Brown said.

PARKER GREW UP AN OU FAN

Four-star Jenks safety Steven Parker, who signed with OU over dozens of other scholarship offers from around the country, spoke on Signing Day about the impact growing up in Oklahoma had on his decision.

“It's my hometown,” Parker said. “I stayed probably about 15 minutes away from Norman, I was born in Oklahoma City. I grew up an OU fan even though my parents both are OSU.”

Parker recorded four interceptions and also caught 33 passes for 594 yards as a senior for Class 6A state champion Jenks.

QUOTABLE

Oklahoma defensive back signee Vontre McQuinnie, after signing his National Letter of Intent at DeSoto (Texas) High School:

“It's just the start of something beautiful. I feel like I'm gonna have a great four or five years.”


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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