Oklahoma RB Mixon making an impression
Ponca City Now - August 18, 2015 9:32 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is ready to make up for lost time.
As a high school senior, he was listed as the nation’s top running back by both Rivals.com and 247sports.com. But last July, he punched a woman in the face at a restaurant and was suspended for the entire season.
He’s back, and now that his teammates and coaches have had a chance to see him, the buzz is back, too – but for more than just his talent. Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley says Mixon has emerged as a leader, despite being just a redshirt freshman.
Of course, his ability stands out, too. He’s a 6-foot-2, 217-pound athletic freak with breakaway speed and wide receiver-quality hands. He’ll make his college debut Sept. 5, at home against Akron.