Showing posts with label Samaje Perine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Samaje Perine. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Samaje Perine Awarded Game Ball After Breaking Rushing Record

Samaje Perine staked his claim in Sooners lore Monday night against Auburn, snatching Oklahoma's all-time rushing record from its previous owner, Billy Sims.

While the record one stood at 4,118 yards, Perine's new mark is 4,122 yards in just three years. Sims wasted no time congratulating Perine on Twitter.

After Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops finished his sessions with the media at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, he joined ESPN's Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter to discuss Perine's record-setting performance.

Samaje Perine Declares For NFL Draft

Less than 12 hours after breaking Oklahoma's career rushing record, Sooners running back Samaje Perine made the announcement that he was heading to the NFL.

Perine announced his decision in an Instagram post, the morning after OU's 35-19 Sugar Bowl win over Auburn.

"Playing for Oklahoma has been an incredible experience," Perine wrote. "I am so grateful for the opportunity and everyone who has been a part of it.

Samaje Perine Becomes Sooners All-Time Leading Rusher

Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine became the program’s leading career rusher on Monday night in the Sugar Bowl.

Perine rushed for 86 yards by the fourth, surpassing former rushing leader Billy Sims whose 4,118 yards has been the high-water mark since 1979.

On his way to the rushing record, Perine scored one touchdown against the Tigers, bringing his total to 49 in his career.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sooners Await NFL Draft Decisions From Several Players

The Sooners are still waiting on running backs Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine and safety Steven Parker to announce their intentions. There’s still a month for them to do so. All three field daily recruiting pitches from teammates.

“You talk to them and tell them that you are there for them if they ever want to talk,” Baker Mayfield said. “I’m here to listen. They know how I feel. They know I want them to come back and play with me for another year. The type of guys they are, the type of special players that they are, I’d love to have them. But when it comes down to it, it is their decision and I’ll support them no matter what.”

Of the four that have announced they're staying, each had his own reasons. Brown and Thomas could turn themselves into first-round picks. Okoronkwo is just scratching the surface of what he could become. This was his first season to start.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Samaje Perine Will Not Play Against Iowa State on Thursday Night

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops doesn't expect RB Samaje Perine to be healthy enough to play during the Sooners' next game at Iowa State on Thursday night.

Perine left the Sooners' game against Kansas State two weeks ago with a pulled muscle in his leg and was expected to be out two to three weeks at the time of the injury.

RELATED: Samaje Perine Out At Least Two Weeks After Injury

"He's felt really good," Stoops said. "I'm sure there will be no chance this week. It's been progressing really well. The first week went really well. He felt good, even in the first week, so we're optimistic." (Dallas Morning News)

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Samaje Perine Out At Least Two Weeks After Injury

Bob Stoops announced Monday that Samaje Perine will miss at least two weeks, possibly three, as he deals with a hamstring injury. Perine suffered the injury early in Oklahoma's 38-17 win against Kansas State.

He had rushed for 23 yards on three carries during Oklahoma's opening drive, and then capped the possession off with a 25-yard touchdown catch to give Oklahoma an early lead. It was on that touchdown, however, that Perine tweaked his hamstring as he never returned to the game.

RELATED: Riley: Pace Isn't An Issue For Samaje Perine

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

KSU Defensive Lineman: Mixon, Perine Are 'Pretty Easy To Tackle'

Tackling Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon? That’s a piece of cake — at least that’s what one Kansas State defensive end told reporters Tuesday.

Reggie Walker, a 6-2 freshman, said he talked to fellow defensive end Jordan Willis about the senior's experience playing Oklahoma last season and came to the conclusion that tackling OU’s running backs wasn’t a tough task.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Riley: Pace Isn't An Issue For Samaje Perine

Running back Samaje Perine entered the season needing less than 1,100 yards to become OU’s all-time leading rusher. After two games, he still needs a little less than 1,000 to set the mark. He’s only rushed for 89 yards in two games.

Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley doesn’t think Perine will have a problem reaching the mark.

“His pace, after two games last year, was probably to have 200 yards the whole season and that changed quite a bit,” Riley said. “It always comes and goes in this offense. There are games where these guys have big games and those guys have big games. Those are things you have to judge at the end of the year.” (Norman Transcript)

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Bob Stoops Announces 2016 Captains

University of Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops announced Monday evening that quarterback Baker Mayfield, running back Samaje Perine, linebacker Jordan Evans and safety Ahmad Thomas will serve as 2016 team captains. The players were selected in a team vote this past weekend.

"These four guys have been excellent leaders for us on and off the field and represent our program in an extremely positive manner with the example they set every day," said Stoops, whose team is ranked No. 3 in the preseason AP and Amway Coaches polls. "They also have a great pulse of the team and will govern everyone in a positive way."

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Nine Sooners Named to Preseason All-Big 12 Team

A league-high nine members of the University of Oklahoma football team were named to the 2016 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team, announced Wednesday by the conference. The teams were chosen by media representatives who cover the league.

Leading the way was junior quarterback Baker Mayfield, who was chosen as the Offensive Player of the Year. He was joined by junior running back Samaje Perine, sophomore receiver Mark Andrews and sophomore tackle Orlando Brown on the offense. Defensively, OU was represented by senior linebacker Jordan Evans, junior defensive lineman Charles Walker, junior defensive backs Steven Parker and Jordan Thomas and sophomore punter Austin Seibert.

Oklahoma’s four offensive selections and five defensive honorees led the league on each side of the ball, while the nine picks in total were nearly twice as many as the next closest team, Kansas State (5). Texas had four total selections, Oklahoma State and TCU each had three, Baylor, Iowa state and West Virginia had two apiece and Texas Tech had one.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016

RB Samaje Perine to Undergo Surgery on Ankle

Samaje Perine will have surgery for torn ligaments in his left ankle on Monday, according to a Facebook post by his mother Gloria Perine.

Perine had chronic problems with his ankle during the second half of the 2015 football season. In the Orange Bowl loss against Clemson, he was sidelined twice after injuring the ankle.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

13 Sooners Named to AP All-Big 12 Team

Head coach Bob Stoops and quarterback Baker Mayfield each earned individual honors and 13 Sooners were also named to the AP All-Big 12 teams as the AP announced its football awards on Wednesday.

Stoops picked up his third Big 12 Coach of the Year honor (coaches, after leading the Sooners to an 11-1 record, including an 8-1 mark in league play, and guiding Oklahoma to its ninth Big 12 Championship in his 17 seasons at the helm. He has also steered Oklahoma to a berth in the College Football Playoff where the No. 4 Sooners will meet No. 1 Clemson in the Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. 31 in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Samaje Perine Named Earl Campbell National Player of the Week

Running back Samaje Perine #32 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks for an opening against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane September 19, 2015 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Tulsa 52-38.
Already named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, Oklahoma sophomore running back Samaje Perine picked up another honor Tuesday for his performance against Texas Tech as he was selected as the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week.

Saturday, Perine rushed for season highs of 201 yards and four touchdowns to help the Sooners defeat the Red Raiders, 63-27. The 201-yard effort ranks as the third best by a Big 12 player this year, while the four rushing touchdowns are tied as the most by a conference player.

Samaje Perine Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

Oklahoma sophomore running back Samaje Perine was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after his performance in Saturday's 63-27 win over Texas Tech.

Perine rushed for season highs of 201 yards and four touchdowns to help the Sooners improve to 6-1 on the year and 3-1 in the Big 12. The 201-yard effort ranks as the third best by a Big 12 player this year, while the four rushing touchdowns are tied as the most by a conference player.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Items From Samaje Perine's Record-Setting Day to be Displayed at College Football HoF

The College Football Hall of Fame has received a helmet, jersey and cleats worn by Samaje Perine during the Oklahoma freshman's FBS-record 427-yard rushing game against Kansas last season.

“The cleats still have dirt on them,” said Mike Bilbow, the Hall’s vice president for content and production. “Dirt and little pieces of grass. We’re not going to take them off. We think it will add to our display.”

Guests to the Hall are currently greeted with a large stand-alone exhibit celebrating Ohio State’s national championship season.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

OU's Samaje Perine Named FWAA Freshman All-American

Running back Samaje Perine has been named to the Football Writers of America Freshman All-America Team, it was announced Wednesday.

Prior to Wednesday’s announcement, Perine earned AP All-America Third Team recognition, FWAA All-America Second Team, All-Big 12 First Team honors from both AP and the conference’s coaches. The true freshman was also voted the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year.

Perine is a native of Pflugerville, Texas, who prepped at Hendrickson High School. Perine led the Big 12 in rushing this season, totaling 1,713 yards, which placed him fifth on the OU all-time single-season rushing chart. The freshman also scored 21 touchdowns, a Big 12 record for rushing touchdowns in a season by a freshman.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sooners Place Six on All-Big 12 First Team

Six Sooners were named to the All-Big 12 First Team as voted on by the league’s coaches, the conference announced Wednesday. OU’s offensive unit had four members receive first team status in running back Samaje Perine, wide receiver Sterling Shepard and offensive tackles Daryl Williams and Tyrus Thompson. On the defensive side of the ball linebacker Eric Striker and cornerback Zack Sanchez each earned the accolade.

In addition to his first-team honors, Perine was named the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. He becomes the third Oklahoma running back to be picked as Offensive Freshman of the Year, joining Adrian Peterson (2004) and De’Mond Parker (1996). The Pflugerville, Texas, native led the Big 12 in rushing, totaling 1,579 yards on the year, including an FBS single game record-setting performance of 427 yards against Kansas (11/15). Perine also scored 21 rushing touchdowns, a Big 12 record for rushing touchdowns in a season by a freshman.

Perine becomes the first OU freshman to be named to the All-Big 12 First Team since linebacker Travis Lewis was recognized in 2008. The last freshman on offense to achieve the honor was Peterson in 2004.

Four Sooners Named AP All-Big 12 First Team

Zack Sanchez #15 of the Oklahoma Sooners returns a pass interception for a touchdown against the Texas Longhorns at Cotton Bowl on October 11, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (October 10, 2014 - Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America)
Four Sooners were named to the Associated Press All-Big 12 First Team Monday. Tackle Daryl Williams and running back Samaje Perine were on the first-team offensive unit, while linebacker Eric Striker and cornerback Zack Sanchez represented the Sooners on the first-team defensive squad.

In addition to being named a unanimous first-team honoree, Perine was also voted the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year.

Oklahoma also landed four student-athletes on the AP All-Big 12 Second Team. Tackle Tyrus Thompson and wide receiver Sterling Shepard represented the offense, while defensive tackle Jordan Phillips and linebacker Dominique Alexander were members of the defensive unit.

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