OU Countdown: Sam Grant

Depth lineman looks to step into role as a back-up for Sooners

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. 76 – OT Sam Grant (6-foot-7, 281 pounds)


What happened last year: After redshirting and not playing two years ago, Grant played in all 13 games this past season – mostly in mop-up duty at tackle.

Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. As another depth offensive lineman, Grant’s primary importance is in injury. He’s far more experienced than the rest of the offensive line. He’s actually the fourth-most experienced lineman on the Sooners’ roster.

Best-case scenario for this season: Grant practices well enough to work his way up to an immediate back-up position – possibly right behind Josiah St. John at left tackle.

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