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Q&A with OSU fullback Kye Staley: ‘I was glad to finally get that first touchdown'

Compiled by Jason Kersey, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com Published: October 29, 2011
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Oklahoma State junior fullback Kye Staley finally got in the endzone.

Staley, the former Guthrie standout who suffered a catastrophic knee injury two years ago, scored on an 18-yard pass from Brandon Weeden in the first quarter.

How did it feel to score that touchdown?

“All I can say is ‘finally.' Been here for four years — everybody knows my story — and I was glad to finally get that first touchdown. Coach tells us all the time to act like we've been there; well I tell him, ‘If I get there, I won't know how to act.' I just celebrated and thanked the man above.”

Were you surprised you were that open?

“Yeah I was. We ran it earlier in the game, and I was kinda wide open then and was hoping we'd go back to it. When he called it, I was licking my lips, and when I caught it, I looked up and thought I'd have to run full speed and get this touchdown finally.”

Talk about getting back out there after the injury.

“It's just been long. I still remember the days when I had just got out of surgery and wasn't able to do anything, wasn't able to walk. The dedication and the hard work that it took finally paid off.”