One of Oklahoma's off-season questions has already been answered as junior linebacker Eric Striker announced on Monday evening that he'd be returning for a senior season. That means that Big 12 quarterbacks will have to worry about #19 lining up across from them for one more season. It also means that the Sooners have an unquestioned leader on defense for 2015.
LB Eric Striker - "I don't want to go out like this. I'll be back at OU because I'm a winner."— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) December 30, 2014
Striker hit a milestone in Monday's Russell Athletic Bowl when his 1.5 sacks bumped him past Rocky Calmus as Oklahoma's all-time sack leading linebacker with 15.5 quarterback take downs. The 6-0/225 Florida native is a two-time Big 12 All Conference first-team selection and had career highs in ever statistical category in 2014. He finished the season with 68 tackles and 9 sacks.