Gresham: Big 12, Fellow Honorees

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
AUGUST 29, 2008
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 Gresham Video Series

Video  12/05/08: Big 12 Championship, Big 12 Honorees
Video  12/04/08: Gresham 2008 Season Highlight Reel
Video  11/19/08: OU vs. Tech | Messages for the Seniors
Video  10/31/08: Trent Williams on Jermaine Gresham
Video  10/23/08: Taking on Defenders, Movies & Halloween
Video  10/17/08: Gresham Shares Insights on Teammates
Video  10/03/08: Gresham's Opinions on Team Leadership
Video  09/12/08: Wearing the Sooner Jersey, Playing for OU
Video  09/05/08: Competitive, Talented, Comical Team
Video  08/29/08: Gresham Shares His Newcomers to Watch
No. 18 Jermaine Gresham
The junior from Ardmore, Okla., is a potent weapon at tight end for the Sooner offense. Too fast for linebackers, too big for defensive backs, Gresham's middle name might be "mismatch". View Gresham's Complete Bio

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09/10/08: Gresham is Mackey Tight End of the Week
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NORMAN, Okla. -- Junior tight end Jermaine Gresham will play in his third consecutive Big 12 Championship game Saturday night in Kansas City.
Gresham talks about Oklahoma's title tradition, his "gravity hands" during the Oklahoma State game and his fellow All-Big 12 honorees in the latest installment of his video series at Also check out his latest highlights from this season.
OU (11-1) battles North rival Missouri (9-3) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium for the 2008 conference crown. View Sooner Big 12 Championship Central for complete information on attending the game in Kansas City or following the TV, radio and internet coverage of OU football across the nation.
Gresham Headlines | View Main
Updated each weekday morning, Boomer Bytes is your quick guide to Sooners in the news:
• Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World: "Jermaine's been awesome," OU coach Bob Stoops said. "He's just a great guy in everything that we've asked him to do, a great worker, a great guy going to class. And then on the field, he's really grown and has taken a lot of pride..."
• Steve Muench of ESPN: "Gresham caught five passes for 95 yards and a touchdown in Oklahoma's 65-21 win over Texas Tech, and the Sooners' play-action package played a big role in his success. His 42-yard catch in the first quarter on a second-and-5..."
• John Helsley of the Oklahoman: "Gresham posted career highs with nine receptions and 158 yards, with two grabs going for touchdowns, including a 73-yard catch and run on a ball that glanced off teammate Manny Johnson’s hands that kept Sooner momentum surging..."

• From the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "His nine touchdowns this season have come from an average of 25 yards. Not bad for a guy listed at 6-foot-6 and 261 pounds. “Any route that you may see a wide receiver run, Gresham runs - and can run the same route,”
• From the Oklahoman: "Junior tight end Jermaine Gresham is ranked as the top tight end and the No. 28 overall player eligible for the April draft. “He has good hands and the ability to get open,” ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay told The Oklahoman."
• From the Oklahoman: "The last time OU and Nebraska played came in the 2006 Big 12 Championship. The Sooners won 21-7, a coming-out party for tight end Jermaine Gresham, who had a huge 35-yard catch on third-and-10 from OU's 1-yard line that ignited a 99-yard touchdown drive. Said running back Chris Brown..."
• From Sports Illustrated: "April's draft will be full of quality tight ends and Gresham would be at the top of the list -- if he chose to go pro. He possesses the athleticism and pass-catching skills of Tony Gonzalez, yet has better size and potential as a blocker." 
• From the Kansas City Star: ""...and finally, tight end Jermaine Gresham, of whom Prince said, “He’s probably the best tight end I’ve seen in a long time.” There’s a reason why NFL personnel love visiting Norman. “At every position, they have at least one first-day pick..."
• From Rivals: "Gresham was battling a severe ankle injury last week during practice. "The first person that expected Gresham to play was Gresham," Taylor revealed on Monday. "He told me, 'I'm going to play.' There's was just no way he wasn't going to play"
• From the Austin American-Statesman: "Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp was asked Monday to explain what happened to his defense on Jermaine Gresham’s 52-yard touchdown reception. You’ll recall the vast expanse of green grass surrounding Gresham when...
• From Jenni Carlson of the Oklahoman: "Jermaine Gresham is more than proud to call Ardmore his hometown. He is lucky. He knows as much. Perhaps there would've been a coach like Loyd had he lived elsewhere. Perhaps there would've been a couple like the...
• From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "But reality sometimes smacks you in the face on these things. Like when 6-foot-6, 261-pound Oklahoma tight end Jermaine Gresham, a junior playing in his 31st college game, hauled in a pass from quarterback Sam Bradford...
• From the Tulsa Beacon: "Jermaine Gresham’s score in the second quarter was the 13th of his career which ranks third all-time for Sooner tight ends behind only Keith Jackson (15) and Trent Smith (16). Gresham’s seven receptions Saturday tied a career high, while his 93 receiving...
• Berry Tramel of the Oklahoman: "“I just approached it the same way. I took the same procedures. Things happened to fall my way this game. This offense will be special if we play hard every down. We do that, we should be able to do whatever we want.”
• John Shinn of the Norman Transcript: "He's the essential "big target" every offense covets. He's too big for most defensive backs to cover and too quick for linebackers to handle in wide spaces. One of the Sooners' offensive goals will be to get the ball in Gresham's hands more often...
• Mike Moguin of the Daily Ardmorite: "Jermaine Gresham is just one of many reasons why the Oklahoma Sooners are expected to be in the national championship race this season. The Ardmore product is producing a stellar career for OU as a tight end. The amazing catches he...
• Michael Felder of the Bleacher Report: "In the run game, Gresham is a surprisingly aggressive blocker who is capable of stoning defensive ends, washing down defensive tackles, and engaging linebackers and defensive backs in space. He shows a propensity for blocking down...
• Matt Hayes of the Sporting News: "After analyzing player rankings from each of the six BCS conferences the last two weeks, we give you the overall player rankings from the BCS schools: Sam Bradford, Juaquin Iglesias, Auston English, Duke Robinson, Jermaine Gresham...
• John Hoover of the Tulsa World: "Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma's uncommonly talented junior tight end, says he's not giving much consideration to leaving school a year early to play in the NFL. "No," he said. "My first thing here is to get a degree. I really don't see it...



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