OU Countdown: Kenyon Frison

Freshman will compete for the starting job at right tackle

During the next two months leading up to the Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, Sooners Illustrated will breakdown the Oklahoma Sooners’ roster, starting with Dominique Alexander (No. 1 on the roster) and working all the way down to Dwayne Orso (No. 99) and the incoming freshmen.

We’ll look at last year’s performance, the best-case scenario for this season – without projecting injuries – and what each player means to the short-term or long-term success of the Sooners.

No. 73 – OT Kenyon Frison (6-foot-6, 289 pounds)


What happened last year: The 6-foot-6, nearly-300-pound mauler took a redshirt in his first year on campus. He watched two of Oklahoma’s great tackles put in work, though.

Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 6. Frison might be the offensive tackle of the future, but there’s also a chance he’s the offensive tackle of the now. There’s a pretty big logjam at right tackle with probably four players vying for the starting job. It’s not Frison’s to lose, but it is his to win. As the starting – not the back-up – right tackle, Frison holds a lot of importance for Oklahoma. He’s not in that position just yet.

Best-case scenario for this season: So impressive in the preseason camp, Frison wins the job outright – passing Derek Farniok. He stabilizes the one spot on Oklahoma’s line that is still surrounded by question marks and allows fewer than six sacks all season. It’ll be a major test for Frison, who will be even better next year and beyond. He starts every game this season and begins a career as a four-year starter at Oklahoma.

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