OU receiver Jaz Reynolds takes advantage of first career start

OKLAHOMA 38, MISSOURI 28 – Jaz Reynolds sat out most of last season for making insensitive comments on Twitter. But with Kenny Stills out, Reynolds made the most of his opportunity Saturday night.
By MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Published: September 25, 2011
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The catch sparked an 80-yard touchdown drive that gave OU its first lead, a lead the Sooners would not relinquish.

“I'm more relieved that I've still got it,” Reynolds said. “I never had any doubts. But this was really my first game back in a long time. I didn't know how the fans would accept me. If I messed up would they boo me?

“There was a lot going through my head. But after the first catch it just started rolling.”

Broyles, an All-American, remains OU's top target. He had another monster game Saturday night with 13 catches for 154 yards and three touchdowns.

Stills set freshman receiving records last season and was the offensive star last week in the win at Florida State.

Dejuan Miller is the senior who has earned the third starting slot.

Franks, another sophomore who played well last year as a true freshman, was the No. 4 receiver.

Reynolds had 13 catches for 256 yards his freshman year but fell back on the depth chart after his Twitter post following a shooting on the University of Texas campus.

“It was humbling, having to sit out a whole year,” Reynolds said. “All the way back to high school, I never had to sit out more than a couple of plays. I had to sit out an entire year. I learned a lot from it.”

Reynolds proved what OU coaches have said for months — the Sooners are deep and talented at receiver.

“I've been talking Jaz up in the spring and summer that he's show he can be really dependable,” Stoops said. “Dejuan (also) had a nice day. We have other guys. And Kenny will be back.”



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