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OU football notebook: QB Trevor Knight says he must protect himself

Redshirt freshman has returned to practice after being injured in Bedlam game
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: December 23, 2013


photo - Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight is practicing after getting injured during the Bedlam matchup against Oklahoma State. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight is practicing after getting injured during the Bedlam matchup against Oklahoma State. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

In the final minute of Bedlam’s first half, the Sooners faced a third-and-goal play from the OSU 5-yard line.

 

Redshirt freshman quarterback Trevor Knight took the snap and scrambled, looking for an open receiver, before trying to score with his legs. He tried to dive ahead near the sideline and didn’t score, instead separating his non-throwing shoulder.

 

“They told me I needed to protect myself,” Knight said of his coaches’ reaction to the play. “You’ve got to protect your body and that was total self-enforced on my part just trying to make a play.

 

“That’s football. Things are going to happen but just try and protect myself a little bit more.”

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
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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