Ranking the Most Important on Offense: No. 19

Sooners Illustrated now provides the next part to the countdown from No. 24 to No. 1 of the most crucial offensive players in 2010.

No. 19:

Player: Trent Ratterree

Position: Backup tight end

The rundown: Perhaps the most storied moment of his career to this date is a forced and recovered fumble last year against Bedlam foe Oklahoma State to maintain a 27-0 shutout. With that said, this 6-foot-3, 246 lb. junior from Weatherford, Okla. hasn't spent much time throughout his career as a starter, playing behind Jermaine Gresham and Brody Eldridge. However, he did start four games at the tight end position last year and had a career-high in reception yards with 86 against Stanford, which also included a career-long 38-yard catch.

Expectations for 2010: There have been talks about starter Eric Mensik and Ratterree splitting duties, but once it comes down to who will get more playing time, Mensik will get the nod as of now since he's listed as the starter on the depth chart. Ratterree could work into more playing time, though, if Mensik moves over to the line as many believe he will.


No. 24: Bronson Irwin

No. 23: Josh Aladenoye

No. 22: Brandon Crow

No. 21: Cameron Kenney

No. 20: Brian Lepak

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