OU football: Adron Tennell supplies day’s biggest offensive play

By John Helsley Published: April 12, 2009
NORMAN — The clock has been ticking on Adron Tennell’s career at Oklahoma.

Before it expires, Tennell’s intent on making something of it.

Continuing a strong spring, the senior wide receiver provided the most significant offensive highlight of Saturday’s Red-White game, hauling in a 23-yard touchdown pass from Sam Bradford.

On a day when Bradford played just three series and defense dominated, Tennell’s catch provided some offensive punch to the afternoon.

"Adron has stepped up and been really good,” said OU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. "He’s made a bunch of plays. You saw one today.”

Tennell had just the one catch Saturday.

Still, with seniors Juaquin Iglesias and Manny Johnson departed, it showed he’s a guy — especially at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds — Bradford will look to in clutch situations.

"That was just an option route for me,” Tennell said. "Sam saw me, and he threw it over there to me.

"They’re giving me the opportunity to come out and show what I can do. I feel like I’ve been doing good throughout the spring, and I’m going to keep it up throughout the season.”

Most in the program saw this coming, only much sooner.

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