Yesterday afternoon, The Football Brainiacs, Sooners Illustrated, Ruf Writers and others reported that Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Nick Basquine suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. Head coach Lincoln Riley confirmed the news on Saturday at OU’s media day.
Basquine, who is a former walk-on, had 20 catches for 265 yards and two touchdowns in 2016. He was expected to play a role in the slot for Oklahoma again in 2017, but guys like Mykel Jones and Charleston Rambo be the primary contributors inside. Riley also mentioned walk-on Lee Morris as someone who could potentially earn playing time in the slot.
Basquine’s story really is inspiring, so this is just awful news to hear. It’s never good when a guy who works his butt off for the opportunity to play at Oklahoma has it taken away by something that is completely out of his control. We wish Nick a speedy recovery from his injury, and we hope to see him on the field for the Sooners in 2018.
Thank you for the well wishes. I'm leaning on my faith, family, friends, and teammates to get through this. I'll be back better than ever.— Nick Basquine (@NB5ive) August 5, 2017