Former Oklahoma fullback Trey Millard was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft on Saturday.
The 49ers used the 30th pick of the final round (245th overall) on Millard, a Columbia, Mo., native who was one of the most versatile, valuable players on Oklahoma’s team throughout his four-year collegiate career.
He was a bruising blocker for the Sooners, but also displayed impressive ability with the ball in his hands. He finished his OU career with 98 rushes for 538 yards and six touchdowns, and 70 catches for 677 yards and seven scores.
Millard excelled both at fullback and tight end the past two seasons, and was also an extremely valuable special-teams player. Unfortunately, that’s how his OU career ended.
He suffered a torn ACL while playing on the kickoff coverage team in the fourth quarter of Oklahoma’s late October home win over Texas Tech.
Despite the injury, Millard was still invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in February.
In a recent interview with The Oklahoman, Millard was asked about his versatility and how that would translate into the NFL.
“That’s been my number one quality,” Millard responded. “When you have a 53-man roster, you need guys who can do multiple things. That’s something that I bring to the table, as well as being a special teams guy.”