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OU defender Tony Jefferson wants to celebrate in end zone

WELCOME TO MY WORLD — OU defensive back Tony Jefferson talks about what he'd do — and won't do — if he scores a touchdown.
BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Modified: September 23, 2011 at 6:10 pm •  Published: September 23, 2011
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Oklahoma sophomore Tony Jefferson, who alternates between nickel back and free safety, is from the San Diego area, the same area that produced talented but outspoken wide receiver Kenny Stills, one of Jefferson's roommates.

I can't do a Mohawk now that Kenny has done it. I was playing around on twitter. I was going to dye my hair just to make fun of Kenny.

I liked flipping (Texas quarterback) Garrett Gilbert. But I also liked my touchdown in the Fiesta Bowl.

If I score again I'd probably celebrate. But do what Kenny did (spike the ball between his legs), I'm not that bold. Coach (Bob) Stoops really got into him. Coach Stoops hates unnecessary penalties.

I've only played one game at free (safety). I need a little more experience back there, more game time. Sam (linebacker)/nickel is pretty fun being close to the line of scrimmage, man-to-man coverage, staying close to a guy.

Playing Sam/nickel it's just shedding blockers, being able to makes tackles for losses. At safety you can't make TFLs much. But I like both positions.

I love TFLs. They're big momentum boosts for the defense. They're just as good as making a sack.


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