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.