August 25, 2015

Trevor Knight Elected Team Captain Despite Losing Starting QB Job

Trevor Knight started five games for Oklahoma in 2013, and played in three others. Last season, Knight entered as the unquestioned starter after dethroning Alabama in the Sugar Bowl at the end of his freshman campaign. He also played in 10 games a year ago, starting in every game that he was healthy enough to compete in.

But in 2015, Knight will not be the starting quarterback for Oklahoma, at least not at first.

Junior Baker Mayfield was named starting quarterback by coach Bob Stoops on Monday afternoon, relegating Knight to clipboard-holding duties.

Knight didn't win the starting job, but he was elected by his fellow players to be a team captain for the second consecutive year. Even though he won't be leading them on the field, it seems he will still have a major role in leading the team everywhere else.

"Trevor is one of the biggest leaders on this team, regardless of the [quarterback] competition," offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Lincoln Riley said. "[The result] has no bearing on being a captain or not. If you would have asked Baker or any of them before this who was going to be elected captain, there was no doubt. Trevor's a huge part of this team and a huge part of this program." (Oklahoma Daily)

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