Sooners' Jefferson emerging in Superman's old spot
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma's Tony Jefferson intercepted passes on three straight drives by Ball State last weekend and he dropped a pass that would have given him four in a row.
Now, he's envisioning what kind of havoc he can wreak against Texas (4-0) on Saturday in the Red River Rivalry game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Jefferson is the latest to excel in the position some people around Norman simply refer to as the "Roy." It's part linebacker, part defensive back. But with the right person there, it's a full-time playmaking position.
A decade ago, Roy Williams went flying over a blocker on his "Superman" play, forcing Texas quarterback Chris Simms into an interception that was returned for a touchdown and sealed Oklahoma's victory.
The position he all but created still holds the same importance for the third-ranked Sooners (4-0).