Report: Oklahoma WR enters transfer portal

Theo Howard caught 13 passes for 163 yards during his one year as a senior with the Sooners
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Oklahoma senior wide receiver Theo Howard has entered the transfer portal.

The news was first reported by 247 Sports.

Howard transferred to OU last year from UCLA.

Theo Howard

Theo Howard

Howard played in 10 games last year but never really took off as a Sooner. He ranked 10th on the team with 13 receptions for 163 yards and did not score.

He accounted for 1,271 yards and eight touchdowns in his two best seasons at UCLA before missing almost all of 2019 with injuries and transferring to OU in 2020.

Howard’s time at OU also was affected by a torn Achilles’ tendon after he left UCLA.

“It was definitely different,” Howard said in September. “I had basically just gotten to Oklahoma and two weeks into it, obviously, I tore my Achilles and had surgery right after. But going into spring ball not knowing what was going to happen next with COVID, I think most of my concerns were just being about how was I going to attack rehab and stuff like that since I was over back home and if I was going to get back on time.

“But just overall throughout that process, I attacked rehab every single day and just really stayed patient and tried to focus on what I can control and eventually, I came back. Most people aren’t really able to come back from an Achilles’ injuries, and 5-6 months later, I did. So I’m very thankful for that.”

Howard played in 34 games over four seasons as a Bruin and made 22 starts in 2017 and 2018. As a sophomore in 2017, Howard caught 56 passes for 594 yards and scored four touchdowns. As a junior, he caught 51 passes for 677 yards with four TDs.

HOWARD'S OU BIO

But Howard injured his wrist in the 2019 preseason, and he ended up playing only one game — the Bruins’ 48-14 loss to Oklahoma. He took a medical redshirt last year, then decided to spend his final season elsewhere. He entered the transfer portal and wound up reconnecting with Simmons, who had recruited him when Simmons was at Washington State.