Sooners Illustrated breaks down the Oklahoma roster, one player at a time

Speedy and diminutive running back, Daniel Brooks will need special teams to make his mark.

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.

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