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Cornerback Zack Sanchez Returning To Oklahoma Sooners Football For One More Season

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Good news continues to stream in for Oklahoma's football program in terms of player retention. The latest member of the squad to announce his return is all-conference corner Zack Sanchez.

A freshman All American in 2013, Sanchez followed up his first season with 39 tackles, 8 pass breakups, and 6 interceptions in 2014. He was named as a member to the All Big 12 First Team by the conference coaches and the AP.

His Monday announcement is particularly key as Oklahoma is looking to rebound from a poor defensive season where a lack of experience in the secondary hurt in a bad way. The Sooners gave up an average of 272.7 passing yards per game which ranked them next to last in the conference in pass defense.

Sanchez, who will be a redshirt junior, in 2015 appears to have hinted that next fall will be his final one in Norman though by saying that he's, "back for one las(t) year."