The Norman Transcript


August 5, 2012

Brown joining team

NORMAN — The biggest news for Oklahoma on Saturday didn’t come out of Media Day; it came out of Pennsylvania. ESPN was the first to report and a source close to the OU Football program confirmed Saturday night that Penn State senior wide receiver Justin Brown has decided to transfer to OU and will arrive in Norman on Monday.

Brown, who had 35 catches for 517 yards and caught two touchdown passes last season, will be eligible to play immediately.

The Sooners have been looking for help at the receiver spots with junior Kenny Stills being the only player on the roster expected to play in the season opener who has caught a pass in a major college game. Jaz Reynolds and Trey Franks are back on the roster, but are expected to be suspended for multiple games this season.

Back on the field: In early May, OU offensive lineman Austin Woods was diagnosed with stage III Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He has since undergone chemotherapy. Stoops said on Saturday that Woods has been practicing with the team and is expected to continue as OU’s long-snapper on field goal and extra point attempts.

“Austin has done a tremendous job fighting through all of his chemo treatments, his cancer treatments,” Stoops said. “He continues to be out there every day enthusiastic. It’s remarkable to watch him. We’re excited that Austin has been able to work through all of this and continue to play.”

Jackson is out: OU coach Bob Stoops announced on Saturday that sophomore wide receiver Kameel Jackson is no longer with the team.

“Kameel won’t be back. He won’t be reinstated. You might tweet that, too,” he said.

Jackson, along with wide receivers Jaz Reynolds, Trey Franks and defensive back Quentin Hayes, were taken off scholarship in June. Last week Stoops said Reynolds, Franks and Hayes had been reinstated to the team, but still face “multiple-game suspensions.” Jackson’s status was supposed to be reviewed at the end of the summer semester.

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