Oklahoma's Stoops among Big 12's top walk-on success stories


November 9, 2022

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma receiver Drake Stoops is much more than the son of a Hall of Fame football coach.

Stoops – whose father, Bob, led the Sooners to the 2000 national title – has gone from walk-on at the beginning of his college career to scholarship player who has started six of his team's nine games. The fifth-year player has caught 21 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns this season while providing veteran leadership on a team filled with young players and transfers.

"You want to have a whole locker room full of guys like that," Oklahoma coach Brent Venables said. "You...

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