NORMAN, OK– Oklahoma received some unfortunate news about one of their starting defensive backs as Tre Norwood will miss the entire 2019 season due to an undisclosed knee injury.
Norwood started full-time for the Sooners offense last season is a huge blow to Oklahoma as they had some depth chart and overall defensive issues last season.
Norwood started all 14 games for the Sooners last season, including the Big 12 championship game and College Football Playoff semifinal against SEC champion Alabama. Norwood had just one interception last year.
Norwood’s lone interception came in the final minute of the Big 12 championship game to help seal a conference title against rival Texas, thus helping Oklahoma punch their second straight ticket to the College Football Playoff.
Oklahoma’s defensive secondary will still be able to rely on some returning starters this fall, but the loss of Norwood will open up a starting spot. Among those who may be ready to compete for the vacancy include Jeremiah Criddell, Chanse Sylvie, and Brendan Radley-Hiler.