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OSU football: Defensive lineman Joe Okafor transfers to Lamar

BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: June 5, 2012
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Former Oklahoma State defensive lineman Joe Okafor has transferred to Lamar University, the school announced Tuesday.

Okafor, who will be a redshirt sophomore in 2012, played in two games for the Cowboys a season ago and made one tackle in the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette. He was moved to the offensive line in the spring and was listed as the third-string right tackle on the pre-spring depth chart.

Okafor is the second OSU player to transfer to Lamar, joining wide receiver Kevin Johnson. Lamar, a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) school in Beaumont, Texas, restarted its football program in 2010 and now plays in the Southland conference. Because Lamar is an FCS school, both Okafor and Johnson will be able to play right away.

OSU plays Lamar in Stillwater in 2013.

Okafor, who hails from Bellaire, Texas near Houston, is the third player to transfer from OSU since spring practice ended.