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OSU football: Former Cowboy Cooper Bassett switching back to tight end in hopes of making NFL

by Trent Shadid Published: February 6, 2013
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Former Oklahoma State defensive end Cooper Bassett told The Oklahoman he will make the switch to tight end for his pro day workout.

“I'm going to work out as a tight end,” Bassett said. “I had talks with some scouts about my NFL future. The options they gave me were put on 20 pounds or get my hands better and go as a tight end.”

Bassett came to OSU as a tight end, but made the switch to defensive end after a change in offensive philosophy meant tight ends would no longer be used.

He doesn't believe the transition will be a difficult one.

“Even after playing defensive end for three years my skill set right now is much better as a tight end,” Bassett said.

The Oklahoma State pro day is set for March 12.

by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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