Oklahoma Sooners add Defensive End Isaiah Thomas to group of captains

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One week into the 2021 college football season and the Oklahoma Sooners have made an addition to their leadership group. After Spencer Rattler, Jeremiah Hall, Caleb Kelly, and Pat Fields were named captains ahead of their week one matchup with Tulane, the Sooners added Isaiah Thomas to their group of captains for the 2021 season.

Since bursting into the scene with a breakout 2020 season, Isaiah Thomas has been one of the Oklahoma Sooners best players. His ability to play on the edge and inside provided Alex Grinch the opportunity to get his three best defensive players on the field at the same time last season in Thomas, and fellow edge rushers, Nik Bonitto and Ronnie Perkins.

After logging just 148 snaps and one sack over his first two seasons, Thomas played 451 snaps, led the Sooners in tackles for loss and was second on the team with 7.5 sacks.

Thomas has shown leadership during the last couple of years with the team. This week when asked how Spencer Rattler has grown into his role as a leader, Thomas said, “Spencer just needs to be Spencer.”

Thomas gave a fantastic and thoughtful answer about the expectations that come with being the Sooners quarterback.

Thomas is already one of the leaders on the defense. As one of the veterans, and one of the best players on the defense, he carries a lot of weight with that unit. Now in an official capacity, Thomas has the clout to lead this team on Saturdays.

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