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2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 7 Days!

Few OU players have been more fun to watch than DeMarco Murray

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I can’t believe we’re only seven days away from the opener against Houston! During such an exciting time, it’s good to have an exciting player to highlight for our countdown. Today, we highlight OU’s all-time touchdowns leader and one of the most entertaining players to watch in program history.

DeMarco Murray came to OU from Bishop Gorman High School, a powerhouse program in Las Vegas, as part of the 2006 recruiting class (which included Sam Bradford and Gerald McCoy). His high school highlight film is about as good as anyone’s.

Murray was forced to redshirt during his first year on campus due to turf toe, and some wondered if he would get lost in the shuffle at running back. He put the doubts to rest during the 2007 Red-White game when he dazzled the crowd with his playmaking abilities. His freshman campaign would be highlighted by a play that I can safely say is one of my favorite moments to witness in person at a sporting event, which was his hurdle and scamper against Texas to give OU the lead. I can’t find that individual play on YouTube, but it’s definitely in the video below.

Murray dealt with injuries midway through his OU career and converted himself into more of a power back. That turned out to be a great business decision, to say the least.