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High school football: Jayveion Traylor a special weapon for Carl Albert

Teams should probably avoid punting and kicking the ball to Jayveion Traylor.

The Carl Albert senior has been phenomenal this season, returning five punts for touchdowns and two kickoffs for scores. In last week’s 48-7 win over Duncan, he returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown.

As top-ranked Carl Albert (10-1) prepares for a Class 5A state quarterfinal game against McAlester on Friday, Traylor isn’t sure what the Buffaloes (6-4) will do when he lines up for a return.

“I get surprised every time they kick it now,” the wide receiver and cornerback said. “Most of the time, I think they’re going to kick it out of bounds.”

Traylor puts on a show when he touches the football, and colleges are starting to notice. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder has received offers from Central Oklahoma, Emporia State, East Central University and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.

Traylor has been pleased with his senior year, but he isn’t done yet.

“I’ve been waiting for my moment to have a breakout season,” he said. “I’m just taking advantage of it now.”

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Carl Albert wide receiver Jayveion Traylor, left, gets past Guymon's Adrian Peralta as he runs for a touchdown during a Sept. 27 game at Gary Rose Stadium in Midwest City. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Carl Albert wide receiver Jayveion Traylor, left, gets past Guymon's Adrian Peralta as he runs for a touchdown during a Sept. 27 game at Gary Rose Stadium in Midwest City. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f077ced973c4cfaa1158005f92fefb8c.jpg" alt="Photo - Carl Albert wide receiver Jayveion Traylor, left, gets past Guymon's Adrian Peralta as he runs for a touchdown during a Sept. 27 game at Gary Rose Stadium in Midwest City. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] " title="Carl Albert wide receiver Jayveion Traylor, left, gets past Guymon's Adrian Peralta as he runs for a touchdown during a Sept. 27 game at Gary Rose Stadium in Midwest City. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Carl Albert wide receiver Jayveion Traylor, left, gets past Guymon's Adrian Peralta as he runs for a touchdown during a Sept. 27 game at Gary Rose Stadium in Midwest City. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure>
Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. The 22-year-old was born and raised in Norman, and he played baseball at Norman North High School. He is a senior at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›

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