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  05/02/21 - *Zaven CollinsrJr/2021, Tulsa, 6-5, 259 (DS#4 OLB) + More +

  Before he appeared in a college game, those within the University of Tulsa football program were predicting Zaven Collins would make it to the NFL. Continuing an extraordinary path few others could have anticipated, Collins was taken 16th overall in the NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night, becoming the highest-drafted defensive player in Hurricane history. "(Hearing my name) was so emotional for me and for my mom," Collins said during a Zoom call with media. "That's what we worked for. … It's something that I dreamed of and we accomplished that tonight." Collins, a Hominy native who quarterbacked the Bucks to the Class A championship in 2016, was an under-recruited player whose only Division I offer came from the Hurricane. After redshirting his first year on campus, he became a starter because of injuries and emerged as a freshman All-American. He followed with a 97-tackle campaign as a sophomore before producing one of the best seasons in program history last year, when he was a consensus All-America selection and the nation's top defensive player. In eight games, he totaled four sacks and four interceptions, with two of those returned for touchdowns, in addition to a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a safety. - Tulsa World

(DS#4 OLB) rJr/2021 OLB *Zaven CollinsTulsa
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  04/14/21 - Davis BrinrJr/2023, Tulsa, 6-2, 208 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  The last time the University of Tulsa played at H.A. Chapman Stadium, Davis Brin put on a show. What happened Saturday was less dramatic than the Nov. 19 comeback against Tulane, but Brin took another step toward the No. 1 quarterback role with a solid outing in the annual spring game. "That (Tulane) game definitely helped me gain some confidence coming into the spring, knowing that a lot of guys have my back," Brin said. "We picked up right where we left off from that game." During a conservatively called scrimmage in front of a small crowd, Brin connected on the first play with JuanCarlos Santana for a 36-yard gain. He finished 13-of-24 passing for 173 yards, showing poise and committing few mistakes. "Obviously there's some things in there that we would like to continue to keep working on, but overall I'm really pleased with his progress," coach Philip Montgomery said. "I'm pleased with the chemistry he has right now with our receivers and he's seeing the field well. We still have work to do, but I like where he's at right now." - Tulsa World

(DS#999 QB) rJr/2023 QB Davis BrinTulsa
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  02/20/21 - Allie Green IVrSr/2022, Tulsa, 6-2, 206 (DS#28 CB) + More +

  On the heels of a turnaround season, the University of Tulsa football program has set its four-week spring practice period. The Hurricane will open spring practice March 14 and continue through April 13. A decision as to whether to play the annual spring game has not been made. Tulsa is coming off of a 2020 season in which the Hurricane played in the American Athletic Conference Championship game, the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl and finished the season with a 6-3 record. The Golden Hurricane returns nine starters on offense, 10 on defense and all of its specialists. Three other players who would have been starters but missed the 2020 season are expected back. Tulsa enters spring practice with 57 returnees, including 32 who have started at least one game. - Tulsa World

(DS#28 CB) rSr/2022 CB Allie Green IVTulsa
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  02/18/21 - *Zaven CollinsrJr/2021, Tulsa, 6-5, 259 (DS#4 OLB) + More +

  Former University of Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins added a final but significant honor to his lengthy Hurricane resume Wednesday, when he was announced as the recipient of the Lombardi Award. Given to the FBS player who best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi and outstanding performance and ability, the award is presented to the top player in college football regardless of position. The other finalists were Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Coastal Carolina defensive end Tarron Jackson and Alabama receiver Devonta Smith. In eight games in 2020, Collins totaled 53 tackles including 11.5 for lost yardage and four sacks, four interceptions (including two pick-sixes), a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a safety. - Tulsa World

(DS#4 OLB) rJr/2021 OLB *Zaven CollinsTulsa
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  02/09/21 - Keylon StokesrSr/2022, Tulsa, 6-0, 194 (DS#20 WR) + More +

  On the heels of a turnaround season, the University of Tulsa will benefit from the return of 14 seniors whose careers would have ended last year if not for the NCAA's extra season of eligibility. Starters Dylan Couch (right guard) and Keylon Stokes (receiver) are among the seniors returning on offense. Offensive lineman X'Zauvea Gadlin, who started every game in 2019, also should be back after he opted out of the season because of COVID-19 concerns. On defense, the Hurricane will have 10 starters back including five veterans who have played more than 40 games in their careers. The only playing not returning is linebacker Zaven Collins, who left early for the NFL after a junior season in which he emerged as the nation's top defensive player. - Tulsa World

(DS#20 WR) rSr/2022 WR Keylon StokesTulsa
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  01/27/21 - Will FarniokrJr/2023, Tulsa, 6-2, 295 (DS#999 C) + More +

  Sophomore reserve offensive lineman Will Farniok entered his name into the NCAA's transfer portal Tuesday. That follows his older brother Matt Farniok's decision to enter the 2021 NFL Draft after starting 32 games. Will Farniok came to Nebraska as part of the 2018 recruiting class and appeared in four total games during his three seasons on campus. Three of those came in 2019. The younger Farniok played late in NU's season opener in 2020 against Ohio State, but then did not see the field the rest of the season. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#999 C) rJr/2023 C Will FarniokTulsa
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  01/15/21 - Jon-Michael TerryrSr/2022, Tulsa, 6-2, 245 (DS#121 OLB) + More +

  The University of Tulsa defense landed a significant addition Wednesday, when former Oklahoma linebacker Jon-Michael Terry announced his commitment to the Hurricane on Twitter. Terry, a Tulsa native who graduated from Victory Christian, played in 42 games in four years for the Sooners and recorded 51 career tackles, including 22 in 2020. He will be a graduate transfer, taking advantage of the NCAA's additional year of eligibility. Ranked as a four-star recruit by ESPN out of high school, Terry totaled 175 tackles as a senior and was selected the No. 3 recruit in Oklahoma by Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN. He redshirted his first year at OU in 2016. - Tulsa World

(DS#121 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB Jon-Michael TerryTulsa
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  01/14/21 - Jon-Michael TerryrSr/2022, Tulsa, 6-2, 245 (DS#121 OLB) + More +

  Oklahoma's Jon-Michael Terry is headed home. The Sooners linebacker announced he will be transferring to Tulsa via his Twitter account on Wednesday. The two-time Academic All-Big 12 first-team selection finished his OU career with 51 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. He also had a fumble recovery. - Norman Transcript

(DS#121 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB Jon-Michael TerryTulsa
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  01/07/21 - *Zaven CollinsrJr/2021, Tulsa, 6-5, 259 (DS#4 OLB) + More +

  2020 CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD (TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER) WINNER: Zaven Collins, linebacker, Tulsa,...Collins was one of the most dynamic defenders in college football this season. He has totaled 54 tackles, 11.5 TFLs for minus 49 yards, four sacks for minus 25 yards, four interceptions for 152 return yards, two TDs off INTs, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery, as well as one safety, in eight games. Two of Collins' interceptions were game-clinchers, including a pickoff against No. 19 SMU that ended any possible final scoring drive for the Mustangs and his pick-6 in overtime against Tulane that he took 96 yards for the game-winning score. - Tulsa Football

(DS#4 OLB) rJr/2021 OLB *Zaven CollinsTulsa
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  01/03/21 - T.K. WilkersonrJr/2023, Tulsa, 6-2, 229 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  University of Tulsa running back TK Wilkerson was arrested Friday morning on a complaint of driving under the influence. Wilkerson, 21, was arrested at 5:34 a.m. on New Year's Day and booked into the Tulsa County Jail. He was released on an $1,100 bond several hours later, according to jail records. A third-year sophomore from Skiatook, Wilkerson played in seven games for the Hurricane this season with three starts, totaling 317 yards and four touchdowns. He scored the game-winning touchdown against East Carolina in October, days after his daughter was born. - Tulsa World

(DS#999 RB) rJr/2023 RB T.K. WilkersonTulsa
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  12/27/20 - *Zaven CollinsrJr/2021, Tulsa, 6-5, 259 (DS#4 OLB) + More +

  A day after being crowned the nation's best defensive player, University of Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins is on his way to the NFL. Collins, a fourth-year junior from Hominy, posted on Twitter on Thursday morning: "In support of my family and my dreams, I would like to announce that I am declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft and I am turning my focus towards preparation for this dream. I wish all my teammates the best of luck in the Armed Forces Bowl." In eight games this season, Collins totaled 53 tackles including 11.5 for lost yardage and four sacks, four interceptions including two pick-sixes, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a safety. - Tulsa World

(DS#4 OLB) rJr/2021 OLB *Zaven CollinsTulsa
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  12/23/20 - *Zaven CollinsrJr/2021, Tulsa, 6-5, 259 (DS#4 OLB) + More +

  2020 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY AWARD WINNER: Capping an outstanding junior season, Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins has won the 2020 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which honors college football's national defensive player of the year, it was announced today by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. In 2016, Collins was a high school senior quarterback at tiny Class A Hominy (Okla.) High School. His only Division I scholarship offer came from The University of Tulsa. Today, Collins has reached the pinnacle as the best defensive player for the 2020 college football season.

Collins is the first Tulsa player to win any of the current on-field performance awards and becomes the school's first FWAA All-American since offensive lineman Jerry Ostroski in 1991. He was selected among five finalists that included Coastal Carolina defensive end Tarron Jackson, Iowa defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon, Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II. The FWAA All-America Committee selected Collins as this year's Bronko Nagurski Trophy recipient after voting from the entire membership. The official presentation of the award by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club, the award's sponsor, will occur at a later date. At 6'4", 260 pounds, Collins has become one of the most dynamic defenders in college football. He has totaled 54 tackles, 11.5 TFLs for minus 49 yards, four sacks for minus 25 yards, four interceptions for 152 return yards, two TDs off INTs, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery, as well as one safety, in eight games. - Tulsa Football


(DS#4 OLB) rJr/2021 OLB *Zaven CollinsTulsa
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  12/20/20 - Kendarin RayrJr/2023, Tulsa, 6-3, 200 (DS#27 SS) + More +

  2020 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): S Kendarin Ray, Tulsa,...Tulsa's honorable mention selections include three offensive linemen -- Dante Bivens, Dylan Couch and Gerard Wheeler - giving league honors to all five Hurricane players on the offensive front. On defense, senior cornerback Allie Green IV and sophomore safety Kendarin Ray also earned honorable mention merits. - Tulsa Football

(DS#27 SS) rJr/2023 SS Kendarin RayTulsa
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  12/20/20 - Dylan CouchrSr/2022, Tulsa, 6-6, 299 (DS#103 OG) + More +

  2020 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): OG Dylan Couch, Tulsa,...Tulsa's honorable mention selections include three offensive linemen -- Dante Bivens, Dylan Couch and Gerard Wheeler - giving league honors to all five Hurricane players on the offensive front. On defense, senior cornerback Allie Green IV and sophomore safety Kendarin Ray also earned honorable mention merits. - Tulsa Football

(DS#103 OG) rSr/2022 OG Dylan CouchTulsa
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  12/20/20 - Dante BivensrSr/2022, Tulsa, 6-2, 324 (DS#119 OG) + More +

  2020 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): OG Dante Bivens, Tulsa,...Tulsa's honorable mention selections include three offensive linemen -- Dante Bivens, Dylan Couch and Gerard Wheeler - giving league honors to all five Hurricane players on the offensive front. On defense, senior cornerback Allie Green IV and sophomore safety Kendarin Ray also earned honorable mention merits. - Tulsa Football

(DS#119 OG) rSr/2022 OG Dante BivensTulsa
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