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Jefferson filling OU leadership void

Sooners' hybrid defender says his teammates look up to him on and off the field

Updated: March 9, 2012, 1:14 PM ET
By Brandon Chatmon | SoonerNation

NORMAN, Okla. -- There is a bit of uncertainty surrounding Tony Jefferson.

As spring football begins, the Oklahoma coaching staff is searching for the best way to utilize arguably their most-talented defender. Is he a linebacker or a safety?

Jefferson, 5-foot-10, 212 pounds, excels along the line of scrimmage, making instinctive plays against the run while remaining active in pass defense. He also holds his own in pass coverage, playing sound and smart football as a deep safety.

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