Junior tight end provides fans an inside look at the Sooners every week.
NORMAN, Okla. --
Big 12 Championship, Big 12 Honorees
Gresham 2008 Season Highlight Reel
OU vs. Tech | Messages for the Seniors
Trent Williams on Jermaine Gresham
Taking on Defenders, Movies & Halloween
Gresham Shares Insights on Teammates
Gresham's Opinions on Team Leadership
Wearing the Sooner Jersey, Playing for OU
Competitive, Talented, Comical Team
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
• 12/03/08: Gresham Snags Mackey Weekly Honor
• 12/02/08: Gresham Earns First Team All-Big 12
Mackey Award Names Gresham Finalist
Gresham Named Mackey Semifinalist
Gresham is Mackey Tight End of the Week
Gresham Matches School Record vs. A&M
Bradford, Gresham Hook Up vs. Texas
Tackle Gerald McCoy Weekly Video Series
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Football History & Tradition
Junior tight end
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
of his video series
at SoonerSports.com. Also check out his latest
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
Updated each weekday morning, Boomer Bytes is your
quick guide to Sooners in the news:
• Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World
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
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.
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
tight end Jermaine Gresham is ranked as the top
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
, 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
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..."
Rivals: "Gresham was battling a severe ankle injury
last week during practice. "The
first person that expected Gresham
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
• From Jenni Carlson of
Gresham is more than proud to call Ardmore
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
reality sometimes smacks you in the face on these things.
Like when 6-foot-6, 261-pound Oklahoma tight end Jermaine
, a junior playing in his 31st college game,
hauled in a pass from quarterback Sam Bradford...
• From the Tulsa Beacon
Gresham’s score in the second quarter was the
13th of his career which ranks third
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
we play hard every down. We do that, we should be able
to do whatever we want.”
• John Shinn of the Norman Transcript
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
• Mike Moguin of the Daily Ardmorite
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
• Michael Felder of the Bleacher Report: "In
the run game, Gresham is a surprisingly aggressive
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
• Matt Hayes of the Sporting News
analyzing player rankings from each of the six BCS
conferences the last two weeks, we give you the overall player
from the BCS schools: Sam Bradford, Juaquin
Iglesias, Auston English, Duke Robinson, Jermaine Gresham...
• John Hoover of the Tulsa World
Gresham, Oklahoma's uncommonly
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