David  Oku

27David Oku


Midwest City, Okla.

High School:
Carl Albert

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 195


Career Statistics



  • Games/Starts: 13/0
  • Stalwart on special teams set UT records for both kickoff returns (33) and kickoff return yardage (863)
  • Finished with 165 more yards than the previous record (698) set one season earlier by Dennis Rogan
  • Already seventh on UT career kickoff return yardage chart, 991 yards behind all-time leader Willie Gault
  • His 26.2-yard average ranked second among SEC freshmen by just 0.1 behind Mississippi's Warren Norman and was fourth among major college freshmen

  • Finished sixth overall in SEC and 25th nationally
  • Provided spark in backfield as well with 94 rushing yards on 23 carries for season
  • His two rushing touchdowns came on eight carries (42 yards) against Western Kentucky
  • Best return days were 149 yards at Ole Miss and 122 against Memphis

High School

  • Rated No. 1 overall all-purpose back in 2009 class by Rivals.com
  • Also selected as No. 3 prospect in Oklahoma following 2008 season
  • Ranked No. 9 among all running backs nationally by Scout.com
  • Named SuperPrep All-America
  • Named All-State by Tulsa World as senior and junior

  • Career totals are 5,802 rushing yards and 72 touchdowns
  • Carried for 1,905 yards and 23 touchdowns while leading Carl Albert High to Oklahoma 5A state championship game during senior season
  • Carried 182 times for 1,628 yards and 20 touchdowns as junior
  • Coach at Carl Albert High School - Gary Rose


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