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Why Danny Stutsman ‘Wasn’t Ready’ to Leave Oklahoma for the NFL Draft

The star linebacker called his decision “stressful” and a “headache”, but he ultimately stuck with his heart and opted to return to Norman for his senior season.

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NORMAN — Major life decisions are never easy.

Danny Stutsman knows that firsthand.

The Oklahoma linebacker who has grown into the centerpiece of Brent Venables’ defense went through the ringer this past week, initially deciding to forego his senior season to head to the 2024 NFL Draft before having a change of heart to ultimately return to Norman.

“It was a headache, man,” Stutsman said after OU’s practice on Tuesday. “It was probably one of the most stressful weeks of my life.”

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