OU football notebook: Junior college tight end recommits to Sooners

Two weeks after his commitment, Ijalnana said he needed more time to make up his mind and reopened his recruitment. Sunday, Ijalana committed to the Sooners once more.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: December 15, 2013

“That might be the one night I wear orange and blue,” McCarron said Saturday during an appearance on the CBS pregame show before the Army-Navy game.


Deep snapper Austin Woods was one of several Oklahoma players honored at the team's annual dinner and awards ceremony Friday.

Woods was named the winner of the Bob Kalsu Award as the player “who personifies Kalsu's spirit of leadership, serving as a motivator and role model for his teammates.”

Woods was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in summer 2012, underwent chemotherapy through September while still attending team workouts. His cancer was officially declared in remission Nov. 1, 2012, and he remains cancer free.

Kalsu was an All-American offensive tackle for the Sooners in 1967. He was killed in the Vietnam War in 1970.

Walk-on David Driskill was awarded the Derrick Shepard Most Inspiration Walk-On Player of the Year Award; Michael Hunnicutt and Jalen Saunders won Special Teams Player of the Year honors; and Gabe Ikard and Trey Millard were honored for winning the Don Key Award.

Driskill, Daniel Brooks, JP Hughes and Ruben Hunter were named Scout Team Players of the Year.

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by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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