Oklahoma cornerback Jordan Thomas is eager to re-join his teammates on the field after leaving the Sooners’ Week 4 win over Baylor with an injury.
According to the Oklahoman’s Brooke Pryor, Thomas said his performance against the Bears and the ensuing injury has motivated him to take his game to the next level once the Sooners return to action against Iowa State at home on Saturday.
“It hurts me as a player because I never want to be off the field,” Thomas said of his injury. “Especially after you give up big plays; you never want to go out being hurt.”
The senior from Klein, Texas had blown his coverage on two long touchdown passes in the win against Baylor before he left the field, though he recorded 5 solo tackles in the game. It was the most of any game for Thomas this season.
Thomas played in at least 12 games in each of his first three seasons with the Sooners – starting in all 13 games one season ago. Thomas’ 17 pass break-ups in 2016 were tied for the third most in a season by any player in Oklahoma history.
Kickoff for the Sooners’ Week 6 matchup against the Cyclones on Saturday is scheduled for 11 a.m. CT. The game will be televised on FOX.
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