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Mark Andrews is a touchdown machine for the Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma Sooners receiver has 10 catches this season - 5 for touchdowns

They say that all long-time Minnesota Vikings receiver Chris Carter did was catch touchdowns passes. Well, Mark Andrews is the Oklahoma Sooners’ version of Carter. 

Through seven games this season, Andrews has 10 receptions. He has five touchdowns.

“It’s kind of unique,” Andrews said. “You don’t see that every day. Our coaches put me in a good situation to have that happen. I’m grateful for that. Obviously, everyone playing around me helps with that so give all the credit to them.”

It has become a greater occurrence in recent games. Through the first two games of the season, Andrews had just two catches.

He has a touchdown four of his last five games. Andrews’ last five receptions have been touchdowns.

“I just kind of do what I’m told,” Andrews said. “I’m just trying to help out the team whatever way I can. Whatever the coaches ask of me that’s what I’ll do.

Andrews said that when he was being recruit to Oklahoma, the coaching staff talked with him specifically about being a touchdown target. He moved from wide receiver to tight end during his freshman season, during which he took a redshirt.

The 6-foot-6 target has been a big help to quarterback Baker Mayfield.

“He’s a threat down in the red zone,” Mayfield said. “People have to account for him. He can run like a receiver, and I’ve said it plenty of times, but he’s big enough to make mismatches with linebackers. So, he’s a guy that’s versatile. . . . So he helps out our offense a lot.”


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