Calvin Barnett can't wait to get on the field when Oklahoma State opens the season Saturday afternoon against Mississippi State in the Texas Kickoff Classic. The preseason first-team All-Big 12 honoree spoke with the media last week about a variety of topics, including the SEC's dominance, playing in an NFL stadium, waiting eight months between games, and much more.
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.
At the beginning of the 2012 football season, Oklahoma State football fans were looking for a breakout performer on the defensive line. The Cowboys hadn’t seen a big-time pass rusher who could also fill rushing lanes in Stillwater for years. But after OSU’s second game, against Arizona, it seemed they’d found the man for the job – for better or worse.