Walk-on running back turned into team's starting running back ... Burlsworth Trophy finalist ... honorable mention All-Big 12 by coaches ... Sooners' main ball carrier went down with a season-ending injury on the game's first play at Kansas State ... rushed for 627 yards in just six games prior to the injury ... set the OU record for rushing yards by a walk-on ... had over 100 rushing yards in three games ... broke the school record for rushing yards in a career debut with 131 yards and four touchdowns vs. Tulsa ... scored on a career-long 64-yard run vs. Texas ... had career highs in rushing attempts (30) and rushing yards (165) vs. Kansas.
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Played in 10 games during the 2008 season ... finished the year with 58 carries for 258 yards and two touchdowns ... eclipsed the century mark with 104 yards on 15 carries vs. Lincoln University ... scored TDs vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State and Bacone College.
Played two years at Lawton MacArthur High School ... selected to play in the 2008 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Game as a defensive back.
Son of Damaris and Kelius Hardy and Jeffrey Whaley ... comes from a military family and has lived in Georgia, Missouri, Florida, Texas, Germany and Oklahoma ... has two brothers and four sisters ... high school teammate of current Sooner Javon Harris ... economics major.