The Euless, Texas, native also had heart surgery last summer.
“He's good,” said senior guard Bronson Irwin. “He's the same old guy. High energy, makes things fun out there and plays hard. I feel like he came in and didn't really miss a beat.
“He's always been a freak athlete for how big he is. Just a quick guy. It's kind of weird to say, but I don't think he's lost a whole lot.”
Sophomore wide receiver Sterling Shepard, on the team having something to prove:
“We try to keep the energy level up at practice. Everybody doesn't have us picked to win the Big 12, so I feel like we do have a lot to prove. At Oklahoma we're known to win. That's what we're going to try to do, try to attack the season.”