OU Countdown: Dwayne Orso

Rotation defensive end needs experience on Sooners front line

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. 99 - DE Dwayne Orso (6-foot-6, 294 pounds)


What happened last year: Orso took a redshirt his first year on campus.

Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. Orso will be a big part of the Oklahoma defensive line rotation. He’s a natural defensive end but has the size to move inside on occasion to play tackle in a 4-man front. Still, Orso is another part of the rotation.

Best-case scenario for this season: Would standing out just enough to be considered a primary back-up be a good season for Orso? When he’s definitely not there on the depth chart right now, the answer would have to be yes.

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