The Oklahoma Sooners have lost some depth along the defensive line. This week, Brady Vardeman of Dallas Morning News reported defensive tackle Marquise Overton will miss the remainder of the year.
Overton, who suffered a left foot injury last weekend against Louisiana-Monroe, underwent season-ending surgery this week.
While Overton’s injury impacts just how deep Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops can go with his defensive line rotation, he insists the depth chart will remain the same with Jordan Wade and Matt Romar atop the two-deep.
Last season, Overton recorded eight tackles and a sack in limited action.
When he is healthy enough to return next season, fellow defensive lineman Neville Gallimore have high hopes for their teammate.
“Even though he’s hurt, he’s still a part of the team, he’s still a part of the family,” Gallimore said. “Just because he’s injured, that doesn’t really change how we feel about him.”
Gallimore believes Overton will “come back 10 times better.”
The Sooners will return to the field this weekend against the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes in one of the marquee match ups of Week 3. Kickoff at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.