Oklahoma Football loses defensive leader of the season to injury

Oklahoma Football lost linebacker TD Roof, the son of defensive coordinator Ted Rood, to a season-ending injury during fall camp.

The Oklahoma Sooners are entering a new defensive era under head coach Brett Venables and defensive coordinator Ted Roof.

Getting the roster ready for the 2022 season will be difficult enough, but now Roof and company must proceed without a potentially important addition.

Appalachian State transfer TD Roof, Ted’s son, suffered a bicep injury this week. He will have surgery at the end of the season.

Oklahoma Football loses defensive leader of the season to injury

Roof followed his father to Oklahoma this offseason, but he won’t get a chance to play for his defense because of this setback.

His presence bolstered a linebacker unit that entered the season 14th-ranked by Phil Steele. As a veteran and son of a coach, he was probably someone coaches could count on early on.

Roof was something of a college football journeyman. He went to Georgia Tech, then moved to Indiana and then to Appalachian State, where he played for two seasons after sitting out under NCAA transfer rules in 2019. Ted Roof was DC from App State in 2019 before joining Vanderbilt in 2020.

In 2021, he took an entry-level job at Outside Linebacker, earning an All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention with 68 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble.

As always in college football, when someone goes down injured, someone else has to step in in their place. The Sooners will need to rely on their depth to ensure Roof’s absence in 2022 doesn’t become a major problem for them.

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John Verrall

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