Trey Franks was a valuable return man for Oklahoma last season as a redshirt junior but will not be back with the Sooners next season.
Franks has graduated from school and chose not to return for his final season of eligibility, OU assistant athletic director for communications Pete Moris said.
Franks sat out the 2012 season after being suspended but returned last year, starting the season at defensive back before moving to wide receiver before the Texas Tech game on Oct. 26.
He had five returns for 118 yards last season. He was to be the Sooners only player back who returned kicks last year.
Franks played in all but one game this season, with six tackles and a fumble recovery. He did not have a catch after moving to offense.
For his career, Franks finishes with 51 catches for 459 yards and a touchdown and 32 kick returns for an average of 23.7 yards.
Also not returning is defensive lineman Robert Hollis. The Tulsa Edison product was a redshirt sophomore last season.
WILSON LAUGHS OFF SUGAR BOWL SPAT WITH LYNN
With 1:39 remaining in the first half of Oklahoma's Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama last month, Sooner coaches called a timeout after the defense lined up incorrectly for a third down play.
After the timeout was called, junior nickelback Julian Wilson and senior safety Gabe Lynn started screaming at each other in a confrontation that looked like it might turn physical.
In a recent interview, Wilson sought to clear that up for the public.
“First things first, that's football; people argue,” Wilson said, before smiling and adding, “But I was right. … I want to clear that up for everybody.”
Wilson said the spat was blown out of proportion.
“That's the media,” he said. “That's how they work. It's a little argument. If ya'll had cameras on the sideline, we argue like that every series.
“That just happened. Heat of the moment, the camera was on us and it happened. But the next play, we were out there playing with each other, getting ready.”
FIVE DB SIGNEES HELP REVAMP SECONDARY
With the departure of defensive back starters Aaron Colvin and Lynn, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops put an emphasis on landing several defensive backs in the Sooners' 2014 recruiting class.
On National Signing Day, after OU officially landed five defensive backs, Stoops expressed how beneficial the added depth should be.
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