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. 45 – FB Carson Meier (6-foot-5, 245 pounds)
What happened last year: Meier didn’t see much playing time but is also transitioning from tight end to full back. He mostly saw action on special teams but played in all 13 games.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 2. In his third year on campus, Meier might be used a little bit more than last year. His body type lends him to be a goal line full back. He could make hay there.
Best-case scenario for this season: Not many statistics, maybe a short touchdown run or a fourth-down conversion: He’ll make his mark throwing big blocks and watching Samaje Perine or Joe Mixon score.