The passion never went away, and Marquise “Que” Overton wants to return to the mats. The Oklahoma defensive tackle announced on Twitter he is going to play football for the Sooners and now start wrestling as well.
Overton was a state high school champion as heavyweight during his senior season, coincidentally defeating 2018 OU five-star offensive tackle commit Brey Walker in the quarterfinals en route to the championship.
Overton suffered a Lisfranc fracture in his foot early in the 2016 season and will most likely be a redshirt sophomore when the 2017 season rolls around for the Sooners.
He played well as a true freshman in 2015, and there was definitely hope for bigger and better things for Overton in 2016.
He said he should be ready to return to spring practice although it’s not clear what sort of drills he’ll be allowed to perform or if he’ll be allowed to face any contact.
Overton is the latest dual-sport athlete for OU’s football team. Quarterback Kyler Murray and wide receiver Zach Farrar will both be playing baseball this spring.