2012 NFL draft profile: Landry Jones

Updated: September 14, 2011, 11:24 PM ET
By Teddy Mitrosilis

The Oklahoma Sooners' bus pulled up to Cowboys Stadium on Sept. 5, 2009, and backup quarterback Landry Jones marched down the steps into the balmy 90-degree air of a Texas afternoon, believing that his responsibilities for the season-opening game against BYU were limited at best.

On the field for pregame warm-ups, he joked with teammates and haphazardly tossed the football around, taking time between one-liners and out routes to gaze at the grandiose palace the Dallas Cowboys called home. Neither the BYU Cougars nor the night's offensive gameplan threatened to burden Jones' mind.

"It was just another night for me, like my redshirt year, used to not playing," Jones said during a summer interview in ESPN's green room. "I had no worries, just chillin'."

As a redshirt freshman, this was the first official game of Jones' Oklahoma career, and if all went well that night, Jones would do little more than pat starter Sam Bradford on the back after each Sooner scoring drive.

He ended up doing quite a bit more.