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

As Oklahoma's holder, Grant Bothun would prefer to act in silence

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. 84 – WR Grant Bothun (5-foot-11, 193 pounds)


What happened last year: Bothun served successfully and quietly as the Sooners’ holder.

Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 2. There are plenty of others who could serve as the link between snap and kick for the Sooners, but they’d probably prefer that Bothun, who is a two-year starter at the position, take care of it.

Best-case scenario for this season: You never hear Bothun’s name, and he helps kicker Austin Seibert hit 80 percent of his field goals – but that’s as much on Seibert as it is on Bothun.

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