Freshman tight end Taylor McNamara is out for the season due to a shoulder injury for the Oklahoma Sooners. Head coach Bob Stoops announced on his radio show Tuesday night that he will seek a medical redshirt in order to keep four years of eligibility. McNamara will undergo surgery to repair the shoulder.
McNamara has played in only two games this season and has no catches on record. The tight end position has almost become a lost art on the Oklahoma football team, so it wasn’t much of loss when looking at it from a statistical perspective.
The only tight end on the books for the Sooners that has had any impact is Brannon Green, who has three receptions and a touchdown. At the start of the season, it was a three-way tie for the starting tight end job, which ultimately has been non-existent due to using fullback Trey Millard on more plays.
McNamara enrolled at Oklahoma early in January and participated in the Spring game back in April. The four-star prospect was one that was highly anticipated by the OU coaches. Despite the lack of playing time for McNamara, it’s never a good thing to see a kid go out with a season ending injury.
Stoops also mentioned that he is expecting Lane Johnson and Damien Williams to both be a practice on Wednesday. Both Johnson and Williams were injured during the Notre Dame game last Saturday night. He said that Johnson’s ankle seems to be healing faster than Williams, but expects to see both of them Wednesday on the field.