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Penn State WR Brown transfers to Oklahoma

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Senior wide receiver Justin Brown officially transferred to Oklahoma, a major boon for the Sooners and another hit for Penn State.

Brown was the Nittany Lions' second-leading receiver in 2011 with 35 receptions for 517 yards and two touchdowns. He's the ninth player to transfer from State College since the NCAA announced sanctions against the school and freed current players to transfer without sacrificing eligibility this season.

Brown practiced with Oklahoma on Monday but wasn't allowed to wear pads.

"He was incredibly impressive out there in one day," coach Bob Stoops said.

Stoops announced that suspended receiver Kameel Jackson wouldn't return to the program. Two other receivers -- Jaz Reynolds and Trey Franks -- are practicing with the team but suspended from playing in games, Stoops said. That leaves only one receiver, junior Kenny Stills, with a reception in the Oklahoma offense.

Stoops said Monday that Brown would also return punts for Oklahoma. He was 36th in the country in punt returns at Penn State last season. At 6-3, 209, Brown is nifty but also has the power and runs with the momentum to bust through arm tackles against back-peddling punt coverage defenders.

Brown was Penn State's most experienced wide receiver. He had 1,047 career receiving yards, 20th in program history.
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