Oklahoma Sooners

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Lewis Baker

Sooners Choose Captains

Team picks five seniors

Aug. 21, 2007

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday that Sooner players have selected five captains for the 2007 season.

The honor went to Joe Jon Finley, Allen Patrick, Lewis Baker, Marcus Walker and Jacob Gutierrez.

Finley, a tight end, and Patrick, a running back, will represent the offense. Baker, a linebacker, and Walker, a cornerback, will represent the defense, while Gutierrez, a running back, represents the special teams.

All five are seniors.

"Those guys have been awesome leaders," Stoops said. "Their teammates appreciate the example they have set."

The captains were chosen in a team vote.

Tuesday Post Practice Notes

* After announcing earlier in the day that Sam Bradford is the team's starting quarterback, OU coaches said that Joey Halzle and Keith Nichol are sharing the second team repetitions.

* Stoops said Allen Patrick is yet to return from a sprained ankle, but expects him back soon.  "He gets better every day," Stoops added.

* Linebacker Curtis Lofton, the only team member from flood-ravaged Kingfisher, Okla., said his immediate family escaped the recent disaster  Lofton said the water was, "within a half-block of my grandmother's house."  The junior was saddened that the homes of two friends and the church he attends sustained significant damage.

* Stoops said that he had decided to cancel the scrimmage originally planned for Wednesday and said it was unlikely that the team would go through another full-scale scrimmage. 

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