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After opting out of the 2020 season, Kennedy Brooks is ready to return to the field

After opting out of the 2020 season, Kennedy Brooks is ready to return to the field

After opting out of the 2020 college football season, running back Kennedy Brooks is back with the team and ready for a resurgent 2021 season.

Brooks said the decision to miss last season was a tough one, but after talking with his family it was the right choice to make.

“We chose to just, (thought it was) best just to sit out for my health because we didn’t really know anything about COVID,” Brooks said. “All the uncertainties … we felt that it was best for me to just sit out and just be safe.”

While away from the team, Brooks said he approached the year off like an NFL offseason, continuing to work out and stay prepared for his return to the field.

To read the entire story, please visit https://www.si.com/college/oklahoma/football/after-opting-out-of-last-year-oklahomas-kennedy-brooks-ready-to-return-to-the-field


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Ryan Chapman covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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