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Oklahoma Sooners Football | Defensive End Charles Tapper Named Big 12 Defensive Player Of The Week

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Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into Saturday's game against the Kansas Jayhawks Oklahoma defensive end Charles Tapper had yet to register a quarterback sack on the season. Three sacks, and two forced fumbles, later he became the third consecutive Sooner to be named in the Big 12's player of the week honors.

OU rolled Kansas 62-7 on Saturday and Tapper led a defensive charge that limited the Jayhawks to an average of just 3.1 yards per play and 216 total yards of offense. OU recovered both of the fumbles that Tapper forced and turned them into 10 points, with a field goal and a touchdown.

Tapper, a native of Baltimore, MD., has now recorded 8.5 career sacks and 112 total tackles, with 18.5 of them being for loss. He was voted as a First Team All-Big 12 player by the coaches in 2013. He shares the weekly award with Oklahoma State's Emmanuel Ogbah.

The Sooners are back home this Saturday for a 6:00 pm kickoff against the Iowa State Cyclones.