Oct 13, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners running back Trey Millard (33) leaps over Texas Longhorns safety Adrian Phillips (17) during the red river rivalry at the Cotton Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Trey Millard: Oklahoma Sooners Fullback Talks 2013 Return


A lot of players left the Oklahoma Sooners this year, which will cause the Sooners to have to work on rebuilding if they want to continue competing for the national title. With big names like Kenny Stills, Justin Brown and Landry Jones leaving, the Oklahoma offense will have to gel quick. That is why the return of Trey Millard as the Oklahoma Sooners fullback in 2013 is so important.

Over his career at Oklahoma, Millard has become a fan favorite, mostly because of his strong running and his impressive move where he hurdles defenders to make extra yards, something he said he has done since high school.

Millard knew that the fullback position in the NFL was nothing like it used to be when names like Daryl Johnston and Mike Alstott played a large role in their teams offenses. If he wants to impress NFL scouts, he will need to play a lot more than he does right now, and Bob Stoops has said they will incorporate him more in the offense.

The coaches put me in a lot of good positions. They move me around to help create mismatches and things like that. They just put me in a lot of spots to make plays or to help block to free up guys to make plays… I think I can do both [fullback and running back] of those things. Even if it’s not a full running back, like some secondary blocking, I think I can do that at the next level.

Not only is this going to be a chance for Trey Millard to sell himself to the NFL, but with a new young quarterback leading the Sooners, a running game is more important than ever. While he is not the flashiest or fastest running back on the team, he is one of the most experienced at running the Sooners’ offense. He will end up as a valuable teammate alongside Damien Williams and Brennan Clay.

As for his decision to return, it was a difficult one to make but one that he feels was the right choice in his career.

It’s a decision that you want to have – blessed to have – and coming back was definitely the right choice. I  just wanted to come back and play with the guys – the guys from my draft class – and finish my degree and become a better football player.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

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