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Sam Bradford will stay at the University of Oklahoma

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma has scheduled a 4:30 p.m. press conference today, which is expected to reveal whether quarterback Sam Bradford will return to school or leave early for the NFL Draft.
From Staff Reports Modified: January 14, 2009 at 7:00 pm •  Published: January 14, 2009
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/articleid/3337853/1/pictures/534730">Photo - University of Oklahoma's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback  Sam  Bradford smiles while fielding questions from reporters during a news conference Saturday, Jan 3, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Florida plays OU in the BCS Championship NCAA college football game on Thursday, Jan. 8. (AP Photo/Steve Mitchell)
University of Oklahoma's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Sam Bradford smiles while fielding questions from reporters during a news conference Saturday, Jan 3, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Florida plays OU in the BCS Championship NCAA college football game on Thursday, Jan. 8. (AP Photo/Steve Mitchell)
“They understand the value of gaining another year of experience and improving their position in the draft along with the value of either finishing their degree or being within a few hours of completing it.

“I also think our players recognize the opportunities we have as a program to pursue more championships and that’s something that means a lot to all of us.”

Gresham caught 14 touchdown passes last season, the most ever by an Oklahoma tight end. With 26 in his career he is only five behind the career mark by all Sooners set by current Baltimore Raven Mark Clayton.

Williams started the season opener at left tackle then started the remaining 13 games at right tackle. He will be the only full-time starter returning along the OU offensive line.

“I feel like I can improve my draft status by staying one more year,” Williams said. “I am also going to moving a lot farther along with my degree and I feel like we can compete for more championships.”


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