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 Jarvis Baxter (No. 1 on the roster) and working all the way down to Marquise Overton (No. 98) 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. 34 – RB Daniel Brooks (5-foot-8, 2184 pounds)
150 rushing yards
What happened last year: After being the Red-White Spring Game star for two straight seasons, Brooks again took a back seat once the regular season started. He’s a fun and interesting wrinkle to the Oklahoma offense, but he hasn’t played a big role in any fall.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. Brooks is the longest-tenured running back on the Oklahoma roster, but he’s fifth on the depth chart – further down than any other season at Oklahoma.
Best-case scenario for this season: There’s an outside chance that Brooks takes up the role as Oklahoma’s punt returner. To play significant snaps or even ones that matter, Brooks would have to find a fit on special teams in the return game. He’s got the speed. He might just need the chance.