Oklahoma scene: Former OU tight end Austin Haywood will play football at Oklahoma Baptist

The NAIA school will begin varsity football in 2013. Haywood, a Division I talent, is a good addition to a roster full of underclassmen.
From Staff Reports Published: August 23, 2012

Former Oklahoma tight end Austin Haywood will play football at Oklahoma Baptist, when the NAIA program takes the field in 2013.

Haywood has enrolled in classes at the Shawnee school and rejoins Chris Jensen, who coached the 6-foot-4, 260-pounder at Southmoore High School. Jensen was named head coach at OBU, which is bringing back varsity football after a 70-year hiatus.

Haywood is one of OBU's top gets, a Division I talent who originally signed with the Sooners. He caught six passes for 42 yards as a sophomore, and then transferred to Central Arkansas. Haywood left the Purple Bears last week without playing a game for the FCS school.


Tim Fleming of the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club shot a final-round 67 to win the South Central PGA Professional Championship in Broken Arrow. Fleming birdied the last two holes to beat James Kane, who represented the Folds of Honor Foundation, by one stroke. Fleming finished three-round tournament with an 8-under-par 208.

The top-four finishers advanced to the PGA Professional National Championship, scheduled June 23-26, 2013, at the Sunriver Resort in Oregon. Joining Fleming and Kane will be Jim Woodward of Oak Tree National and Trent Rommann of the Wichita Country Club. Woodward finished the South Central with a 5-under 211, and Rommann had a 1-under 215.

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