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Ranking the Most Important on Defense: No. 4

NORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated is now just three days away from the top spot on the defensive countdown.

No. 4: Player: Corey Nelson Position: Starting weak side linebacker The rundown: Nelson played in all 14 games as a true freshman and recorded 21 total tackles. The 6-foot-1, 219-pound backer did so in a special teams and reserve linebacker role. He managed 2.5 tackles for a loss of nine yards. Nelson blocked a punt out of the end zone in OU's 33-19 loss at Texas A&M. He...

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