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Oklahoma Sooners Defensive End Charles Tapper Will Return For Senior Season | Tapper - "I will be back in win a National Championship"

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Off-season questions continue to find answers as earlier on Friday, Oklahoma Sooners' defensive end Charles Tapper announced he would be returning for his senior season. After earning first-team conference honors as a sophomore, Tapper saw his production on the field slip.

Over the course of 2014, the defensive end racked up 36 tackles to go alongside 3 sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss. Now, he joins Eric Striker who also decided to return for one last season to pursue the elusive eighth National Championship.

Receiving the news, the coaching staff can breathe a small sigh of relief. Knowing Chuka Ndulue will graduate and Jordan Phillips has decided to enter the NFL Draft, much of the defensive line leadership responsibilities fall on Tapper. With a motor that never quits and three years of experience, Tapper should be able to shoulder what the team asks of him.