Wednesday, August 31, 2016

TE Mark Andrews Expects Bigger Role In Offensive

A new year brings new opportunities, and for OU redshirt sophomore Mark Andrews, a new year brings an expanded role in the Sooners’ offense.

After totaling 19 catches for 318 yards in his first year as a starter, Andrews himself admits he’ll have a bigger impact from the tight end position this fall.

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“It’s going to be a bigger role for me,” Andrews said on Monday. “It’s not just going to be in redzone type things or special plays, just being and every down type of guy, being able to stay in there, be versatile and try to make plays on regular downs.”

For most of last season Andrews was a reliable pass catcher for quarterback Baker Mayfield, and earned his trust to the tune of scoring seven touchdowns, which ranked second on the team behind only Sterling Shepard.

Mark Andrew Career Stats

SeasonGP-GSRec.Yds.Avg.TDLong
201513-11931816.7761
Career13-11931816.77
61

But with Shepard now gone and playing for the New York Giants, Andrews is confident his number will be called upon more often.

“I can definitely see from practice, the reps I’m getting, the sort of plays I’m in, so there’s definitely a difference between last year to this year in what they’re saying and what I’m doing, so there will be a bigger role for sure,” Andrew said. (More at News9.com)

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