Three former Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football players were selected as MVPs of their respective teams by ESPN staff writers.
Tennessee Titans: Running back DeMarco Murray (OU)
“Murray delivered exactly what the Titans were looking for when they traded for him,” according to ESPN writer Paul Kuharsky. “He was a big part of the new physical tone and identity. He was productive as a runner with 293 carries for 1,287 yards and nine TDs and a pass-catcher with 53 receptions for 377 yards and three TDs, and he was a pass protector.”
Kansas City Chiefs: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill (OSU)
“It’s hard to imagine where the Chiefs would be without Hill, a rookie,” writes ESPN’s Adam Teicher. “With his speed and big-play ability, Hill has added another dimension to their offense and their return game.”
Minnesota Vikings: Quarterback Sam Bradford (OU)
“Playing behind eight different offensive line combinations and without running back Adrian Peterson for most of the season, Bradford still set a single-season NFL record for completion percentage and threw for a career-high 3,877 yards in 15 games,” writes ESPN’s Ben Goessling.
As the NFL playoffs are underway, some local players have been signed.
The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed former Oklahoma Sooners defensive end David King to its practice squad. The Chiefs have a first-round NFL playoff bye and will host a playoff game Jan. 15 with one of the AFC’s wildcard round winners.
Other roster moves include:
- Cornerback Kevin Peterson (OSU) signed by the Los Angeles Rams
- Tackle Tyrus Thompson (OU) signed by the Carolina Panthers
- Cornerback Tyler Patmon (OSU) signed by the Carolina Panthers
- Wide receiver Keyarris Garrett (TU) signed by the Carolina Panthers
- Guard Nila Kasitati (OU) signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars
- Wide receiver Kendal Thompson (OU) signed by the Washington Redskins