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Oklahoma LB Danny Stutsman Embracing Expectations, Leadership Role Ahead of Pivotal 2023 Season

Danny Stutsman is taking on a new challenge in 2023 as the veteran leader of Oklahoma’s linebacker room.


ARLINGTON, TX — A different version of Danny Stutsman strolled around Big 12 Media Days at AT&T Stadium last week.

Stutsman still sported a big smile and bleach blonde hair, never afraid to shy away from his big personality.

But when he sat down for the parade of interviews throughout the day, he was thoughtful and serious, flipping a switch to put his best foot forward to represent the program.

Stutsman got plenty of experience as a sophomore, rarely leaving the field and ultimately pacing the Big 12 with 124 tackles, but his offseason gains in the film room and as a leader are what excite Oklahoma head coach Brent Venables about his returning linebacker.

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