After the departure of Trey Millard, many fans began clamoring for the resurgence of the tight end position. In 2014, the Oklahoma Sooners inked a promising prospect in Mark Andrews. However, fans were kept waiting as the kid from Arizona redshirted. Bursting onto the scene as a redshirt freshman, Andrews impressed not only the Big 12 but also analysts from around the country. It was clear the future remained bright for this youngster.
Fast forward to 2016 and the relevance of the tight end was on display early in the season. On September 9, against the Houston Cougars, Andrews caught three passes while collecting a career high 94 yards. The outing secure two of the seven touchdown passes the tight end would catch throughout the year.
Moving forward, the hope is that Andrews continues to improve upon the previous year’s numbers. He’ll be a big target amongst a crew without much chemistry with the quarterback.