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How Jalil Farooq is Embracing His Role as a Leader in Oklahoma’s Young Receiver Room

The junior pass catcher is looking forward to stepping into a much larger role both on and off the field in 2023.

NORMAN — Jalil Farooq is going to feel a different kind of pressure in 2023.

Not only is the junior wide receiver going to have to settle into a new role this year, drawing the eye of opposing defensive coordinator’s as Oklahoma’s top pass catcher, he’s going to have to help lead a young wide receiver room.

Farooq and teammate Drake Stoops are surrounded by a talented group that trends young heading into the season. And even the older members of Emmett Jones’ wide receiver room haven’t produced on the field in Norman.

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