When Oklahoma takes the field for its stiffest test of the young season, the Sooners are expected to have one of its top defensive players in the lineup.
Tony Jefferson suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter of the Week 2 win over Florida A&M and, aside from a single play, didn’t return for the remainder of the blowout win. Jefferson didn’t practice throughout the bye week, leading some to question whether the safety would be available for the No. 6 Sooners as they host No. 15 Kansas State Saturday.
With Jefferson’s return to practice, that question has been answered.
“Tony Jefferson practiced the whole day today. No more questions about Tony. He took every snap,” head coach Bob Stoops said in succinctly summing up the player’s status for the Wildcats.
Last season, Jefferson led the Sooners with four interceptions, finished third in tackles with 74 and had 7.5 tackles for loss, which was good for fourth on the team.