OU football: OL transfer Chris Murray is eligible, Sooners coach Lincoln Riley confirms
NORMAN — OU offensive lineman Chris Murray, who transferred from UCLA in the offseason, recently was declared eligible by the NCAA, Sooners coach Lincoln Riley confirmed Tuesday.
Murray, a junior, started 24 games over the past two seasons for the Bruins including a pair of games against the Sooners.
He started three games at center in 2018 before moving to guard for the rest of his UCLA career. Last season, he helped UCLA to five-consecutive 200-yard rushing games, the first such streak in program history since 1978.
Murray was at Saturday's game against Texas, but did not dress out. He's expected to play a role in the offensive line beginning with the Oct. 24 game at TCU.
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"We've got the bye week, a chance to get him up to speed," Riley said. "But he's certainly a guy that, based on what we've seen, I believe will have a chance to contribute for us this year."