A touted recruit out of Irving High in the Dallas Metroplex, Tennell played sparingly as a true freshman in 2006, then suffered a torn knee ligament as a sophomore. Only now, he said, is he feeling full speed.
And, apparently, it’s shown.
"If you guys were allowed to come to practice, you’d see him making plays every day,” Bradford said. "You turn on the tape, and it seems like he makes big plays or touchdowns every day. You guys saw some of that today.”
Tennell thought he was close to becoming a factor last year, after a solid preseason, but the knee flared up and continued to cause him problems.
He finished with nine catches for 68 yards, his best season as a Sooner, yet not what he or coaches hoped.
"My knee was the only thing holding me back,” he said. "It hurts every now and then, but not as much as it did last year.
"It’s a bump in the road. I’ve just got to get over it, get over the hump. And right now I’m doing it. I’ve just got to keep on moving.”