The numbers that Calvin Barnett has put together during his senior season are not the most impressive. He may not be as highly thought of as defensive tackles Louis Nix III of Notre Dame or Timmy Jernigan of Florida State. But what the 6-2, 300-pound Oklahoma State defensive tackle means to the No. 6 Cowboys is not measured in numbers heading into Saturday’s Bedlam game against No. 18 Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State senior defensive tackle Calvin Barnett will be playing in his second and final Bedlam game Saturday. The Cowboys standout grew up attending Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, which has produced more than its fair share of outstanding players who went on to star for the Oklahoma Sooners. Barnett gave his thoughts on the Bedlam series on Monday.
Calvin Barnett is ready to hit somebody. He’s spent the past month facing off in practice against teammates Parker Graham, Jake Jenkins, Brandon Webb and other offensive linemen. He’ll get his chance to hit somebody different Saturday when the Oklahoma State defensive tackle goes up against a massive Mississippi State offensive line that averages better than 6-foot-5 and 314 pounds.
Oklahoma State reports on Thursday for the first day of practice.
Today, we're looking at the five most-important players on the 2013 team.
5. Calvin Barnett, defensive tackle
Barnett was a Big 12 first-team selection a season ago and is on the list for the Outland Trophy and the Bednarik Award for this year. He could easily be an All-American, and having a run-stopper in the...
Oklahoma State's Calvin Barnett has added his name to yet another college football award watch list and this one is one of the major awards. In fact, it's the most prestigious award that an interior lineman can win. The Cowboys defensive tackle is one of 75 players placed on the watch list for the Outland Trophy.