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OU football: Wide receiver Obi Obialo no longer on Sooners' roster

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OU football helmet at the Big 12 Media Days on July 16, 2018.

Sixth-year senior wide receiver Obi Obialo is no longer on the Sooners online roster, as first noted by OU Insider's Parker Thune.

Obialo, who announced his transfer to Oklahoma from Marshall on Feb. 2, 2020, appeared in just two games for the Sooners in 2020. He was targeted twice in an Oct. 3 loss to Iowa State but failed to register a catch in that contest or in the Oct. 31 win over Texas Tech.

The Coppell, Texas native registered 998 yards and four touchdowns across his first four college seasons — one with Oklahoma State and three at Marshall. He was initially slated to be the Sooners' starting slot receiver for 2020 before being surpassed by breakout star Drake Stoops.

Entering 2021, Oklahoma has a glut of talented receivers in Marvin Mims, Jadon Haselwood and Mario Williams among others, making Obialo's potential for contribution minimal. Obialo began his career as a walk-on at Oklahoma State after an injury in high school cost him his other college offers.

Sports Editor

Mason Young is the OU Daily's sports editor and covers OU football. He was previously assistant sports editor and has been a beat writer covering OU women's gym, OU wrestling and former Sooners in the NFL.

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