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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Tre Norwood invited to Senior Bowl, Florida’s James Houston enters transfer portal

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James Houston didn’t think Oklahoma was on Florida’s level. Neither is James Houston, apparently!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 19 Big 12 Championship - Oklahoma v Iowa State Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Happy Thursday, friends and fans!

Yesterday, Oklahoma Sooners redshirt junior DB Tre Norwood accepted an invite to the 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. After leading OU with five interceptions this season, Norwood now joins teammates CB Tre Brown, C Creed Humphrey and OT Adrian Ealy who also plan on attending the prominent pre-draft event later this month.

Throughout his career, Norwood developed a true knack for coming up with big plays in key moments. After starting 19 straight games as a freshman and sophomore, the Fort Smith, Arkansas native missed the entire 2019 season with a knee injury. His return in 2020 proved to be extremely beneficial for Oklahoma’s defense as well as his prospects as a pro. As a Sooner, Norwood recorded 111 total tackles, six interceptions, 21 pass breakups, two tackles-for-loss and one sack.

Now for today’s Hot Links! Oklahoma could have two Heisman contenders in 2021, James Houston ironically enters the transfer portal, T-Law and K-Mond are officially heading to the league and more!

OU Links

  • It’s been over a week since the final whistle blew at the Cotton Bowl, but the way the Sooners closed out the 2020 season was a thing of beauty meant to be savored. Enjoy these exclusive highlights of Oklahoma’s dominant performance inside AT&T Stadium.
  • Florida LB James Houston has reportedly entered the NCAA Transfer Portal weeks after running his mouth and getting obliterated by Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl Classic. I guess he’s not on the Gators’ level either. You hate to see it.
  • Malcolm Kelly’s iconic freestyle from 2006 is truly the gift that keeps on giving. After Oklahoma dismantled the Florida Gators in the Cotton Bowl last week, the team rapped those hallowed lyrics in unison, creating one of the coolest moments of the 2020 season. Now, thanks to the good folks over at BreakingT, you can join in on all the fun by purchasing a t-shirt or hoodie with this ever-so appropriate design inspired by the words of the former standout Sooner receiver.

Around the Sports World

  • On Tuesday evening, Alabama Crimson Tide WR DeVonta Smith was named the winner of the 86th Heisman Trophy for the 2020 college football season. He becomes the first receiver to win the prestigious individual honor since Michigan’s Desmond Howard claimed the award in 1991.
  • Texas A&M Aggies QB Kellen Mond also made the decision to skip his extra year of eligibility by announcing his intention to enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

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