OU football notebook: Jalen Saunders, Aaron Colvin accept Senior Bowl invitations

The Senior Bowl, which is attended by NFL scouts, is scheduled Saturday, Jan. 25 in Mobile, Ala.
by Jason Kersey Published: December 16, 2013

Oklahoma wide receiver Jalen Saunders and cornerback Aaron Colvin have accepted invitations to play in the annual Senior Bowl, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25 in Mobile, Ala.

Saunders, who transferred to OU from Fresno State between his sophomore and junior seasons, has caught 56 passes this season for 654 yards and six touchdowns, including the game winner in the final minute of the Sooners' upset victory at Oklahoma State to end the regular season.

Saunders has also returned two punts for touchdowns in 2013.

Colvin, an Owasso native, has recorded 49 tackles and an interception this season. He considered leaving college a year early after his junior season in 2012.


After the Sooners' 33-24 win at Oklahoma State on Dec. 7, several Oklahoma players stood on the field and taunted Cowboy fans, who threw snowballs back.

Colvin was one of the players talking, and he reflected on the postgame scene Monday.

“Any time you're in a game like that and you win like that at a place that's your rival, it's gonna be like that,” Colvin said. “The fans were kind of in our ear all day. You know, we ignored it throughout the game, but we had a chance to kind of have some fun after we won.

“They were competing for a Big 12 championship, and we kind of stopped that. So I'm sure we'd do the same thing here.”


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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