OU football: First-year Sooners DL Perrion Winfrey 'can affect the football game'
NORMAN — Perrion Winfrey came to OU from junior college as a highly touted interior defensive lineman and has started to show why recently, including against Texas where he had two tackles, helping out on a sack, a quarterback hurry and blocked a kick.
“You saw a guy that can affect the football game,” Sooners defensive coordinator Alex Grinch said. “And we expect him to.
“When you take junior college guys, there’s pressure on you to make sure you hit. You’ve gotta hit.”
Winfrey isn’t the only junior college defensive lineman contributing for the Sooners. Josh Ellison has become a more consistent presence up front as well.
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“We’ve been able to rotate in the interior defensive line — probably even more so than a year ago,” Grinch said. “So, been quite pleased over the four-game stretch, not just this past weekend.”