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OU football notebook: Sooners' Tony Jefferson shaking effects of dinged up knee

BY TRAVIS HANEY and BERRY TRAMEL, Staff Writers Published: November 3, 2011

NORMAN – Asked Monday about his right knee, Oklahoma rover Tony Jefferson sort of winced. He tweaked it during the loss to Texas Tech, missing chunks of the game as a result.

Jefferson limped around in practice last week and fought to play in the win against Kansas State. He played well, too, despite the injury. Jefferson recorded six tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.

“Oh, yeah. It was tough to fight through, through the week,” Jefferson said. “I wasn't quite sure how it was going to feel, but it felt better on Saturday and I just fought through it.”

Jefferson said his knee is “feeling much better, way better” this week.

“You've just got to rub some dirt on it,” the sophomore said.


Sophomore receiver Jaz Reynolds said some fans have started calling his hands “Jaz Hands.” Whatever you call them, Reynolds' oversized right mitt helped him snare a Landry Jones touchdown pass against K-State.

The one-handed grab was featured on ESPN's “SportsCenter,” among other highlight programs.

“We don't teach guys to do it, but it happens,” receivers coach Jay Norvell said of one-handed catches. “It's not like we practice them. … Most special receivers have pretty good-sized hands.”


Norvell repeated what he said after the game Saturday about Kenny Stills. The sophomore receiver was involved in fewer plays as a result of increased substitution. Stills was not injured, he said.

“That's just something we wanted to do,” Norvell said. “Kenny was fine.”

Stills was sometimes stationed on the sideline, in favor of Trey Franks and Dejuan Miller.

Franks had one catch for 9 yards. Miller had three catches for 42 yards and a touchdown.

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