OU, OSU former stars are named team MVPs

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