The promising football career of former Flower Mound Marcus star Daniel Noble has come to an early end because of lingering affects of a concussion suffered midway through last season, an Oklahoma athletic department official confirmed Thursday.
Noble was one of only three freshmen to become a part of the Sooners' defensive tackle along with Tommie Harris and Dusty Dvoracek last season when he played in five of OU's first six games. He suffered a concussion against Iowa State, however, and did not return. Noble participated in spring training, but apparently suffered some kind of setback late and did not play in the spring game.
"To get back out there and get the pads back on felt good," Noble said during an interview the last week of spring pratice. Coach Bob Stoops said in October, "He has a chance to be one of those special ones as he keeps maturing."
Stoops mentioned Noble's career was over Wednesday night at a Sooner Caravan stop in Oklahoma City.
“He was a strong, young guy that did well. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to get past the injury,” Stoops told The Oklahoman.--Mike Jones.
But he has a chance to be one of those special ones as he keeps maturing.”