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Column: What Oklahoma LB Danny Stutsman Really Wanted Was No Regrets

Stutsman’ father tells AllSooners his draft grade was “more than favorable” but he didn’t want to look back one day and wish he had stayed one more year in college.

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Oklahoma linebacker Danny Stutsman wasn’t entirely sure what he wanted.

But he knew what he didn’t want.


The Sooners’ junior All-American had made up his mind to leave college football and declare himself for the 2024 NFL Draft. He even met with OU head coach Brent Venables to let him know.

But then, a conversation with his dad swayed him back to playing for Oklahoma next year.

“Danny’s gonna take on whatever challenge,” Steve Stutsman told AllSooners on Monday afternoon in a telephone interview. “You know, when we talked and we had discussions, it’s just the fact that, you know, when you do sign on the dotted line with an agency, when you’re in the NFL next year and you’re like, ‘Oh man’ … of course you’re going to keep up with OU and see what they’re doing, but you just don’t want to have any regrets – “Man, I wish I could go back. I wish, I wish, I wish.’

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