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OSU football: Logan Carter sees tight ends being used in variety of ways

STILLWATER — With three veteran players, all with varying skill sets, at the tight end position, Oklahoma State has a multitude of options in how to use those players.

“This year specifically, I look at it as a very versatile role,” said senior tight end Logan Carter. “You’re gonna see us all over the field. 

“We’ve got a lot of guys that will be in the rotation. You might see two or three or four of us on the field at a time. We have guys who are gonna get a lot of reps and a lot of use.”

Jelani Woods, the 6-foot-7, 275-pound former quarterback, has been the most used receiving option, but Woods, Carter and Dayton Metcalf are all experienced players. And former defensive end Braden Cassity became a useful player at the position late last season as well.

All together, the position accounted for 24 receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns last season. But with all the other talented players getting their share of touches, the tight ends became most valuable as blockers.

Particularly with Woods, Carter and Metcalf, the players can be rotated in and out without much change.

“Jelani and I do a lot of the same stuff,” Carter said. “I think Dayton really makes a lot of his money at the fullback position, but when he needs to, he can step up and run the tight end and wing sets as well. All of us are interchangeable at the flex stuff, running routes and blocking on the perimeter.”

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Oklahoma State tight end Logan Carter. [Bruce Waterfield/OSU Athletics]

Oklahoma State tight end Logan Carter. [Bruce Waterfield/OSU Athletics]

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›