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Oklahoma football: Senior Geneo Grissom likes playing outside linebacker

by Jason Kersey Modified: July 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm •  Published: July 22, 2014

 

DALLAS — Oklahoma senior Geneo Grissom said defensive coordinator Mike Stoops approached him before the Sugar Bowl and told him they planned to eventually move him from defensive end to linebacker.

“I thought he was kidding so I kinda brushed it off,” Grissom said. “Going into the spring, they said, ‘No, we’re really moving you.’

“It was a good surprise. It’s been a lot of fun learning a new position.”

Grissom, who recorded 40 tackles and 4.5 sacks last season, said he’s excited to have more pass-coverage responsibilities.

“Most D-linemen, all they’re doing is rushing the edge,” Grissom said. “Now I can rush the edge and drop into coverage a little bit.

“I’m sure those NFL scouts are looking for guys with versatility. I’ve been all over the field, so I’m just looking to make plays.”

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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