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OSU football: Tre Sterling says Calvin Bundage is playing with speed and violence

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State safety Tre Sterling took quick note of how well linebacker Calvin Bundage was playing in his return to practice after missing last year with a back injury.

“His first practice back, he had three sacks in a row. Three and out,” Sterling said. “The way he rushes, I’ve never seen anyone rush like that before, with so much speed and so much violence.

“He’s going to be better than he was before his injury.”

A fifth-year senior from Edmond Santa Fe, Bundage is listed at 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds. He has shown such a knack for rushing the passer in preseason camp that players have almost taken to talking about him as a defensive end.

With two returning starters at linebacker who each had over 100 tackles last season in Malcolm Rodriguez and Amen Ogbongbemiga, Bundage won’t have to be an every-down player. He can be used situationally at times when he can best take advantage of his skills.

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OSU linebacker Calvin Bundage. [Bruce Waterfield/OSU Athletics]

OSU linebacker Calvin Bundage. [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 ›