OU Countdown: Grant Bothun

The Sooners' holder has a very specific job description

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. 84 – WR Grant Bothun (5-foot-11, 189 pounds)


What happened last year: Bothun served as Oklahoma’s primary holder. He’ll likely do so again this coming season.

Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 4. There’s one thing that Oklahoma needs from Bothun: A good hold. That’s all that matters this coming season. Although, it’s one of the more important parts of any play.

Best-case scenario for this season: Bothun likely won’t find a spot in the rotation at receiver. So his best option is to have every field goal attempt run smoothly. Good snap. Good hold. After that, Bothun can’t do much else.

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