Former Virginia Cavaliers offensive guard R.J. Proctor has decided to play his final season of college football with the Oklahoma Sooners. The grad transfer chose OU over Florida State, Texas and Ohio State, among others.
Always bet on yourself! Thank you for the opportunity. pic.twitter.com/Ii8DdNaHks— RJ Proctor (@thenamesPROCTOR) March 10, 2019
Tasked with replacing four of five starting O-linemen in 2019, the Sooners were in the market for some instant experience in the offensive trenches. Proctor not only brings a wealth of playing experience (12 starts in 32 appearances), the 6’4” 335 pound Virginian’s talent has been amongst the most sought-after in the transfer pool this offseason.
With guards Ben Powers and Dru Samia off chasing their NFL dreams, redshirt sophomores Marquise Hayes (LG) and Tyrese Robinson (RG) appeared to be the front-runners for the vacated starting positions. Now that Proctor is in play, OU at least gets an injection of depth and at most will have a quality, experienced starter. At UVA, Proctor logged most of his reps at left guard, but if a better opportunity opens up on the right side, Bill Bedenbaugh won’t be shy about putting his best five on the field.
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