2018 NFL Draft

Dominique Whaley, RB

School: Oklahoma  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Lawton, OK
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 205 lbs.
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10/08/2012 - TB Dom Whaley did not start for the first time this season and only carried twice while the Sooners featured Damien Williams as their No. 1 running back. Still, Whaley made the most of his chances, gaining 22 yards.

09/08/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RBs Dom Whaley and Damien Williams -- On opening day, Whaley ran for 54 yards on 11 carries, good for a 4.9-yard average, while Williams ran for 104 on nine, for an 11.6-yard average, including a 65-yarder. The interesting part Saturday will be seeing not only the distribution of carries, but also chronology of them. Williams did almost all of his damage against a tired UTEP team in the fourth quarter last week. But if he has the favor of the coaches after the performance, might he start the game or, at least, balance out Whaley's load much earlier in the game? - The Sports Xchange

07/24/2012 - Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Monday that senior running back Dominique Whaley has been "cleared to do everything." Whaley, a former walk-on, became OU's starter and was the team's leading rusher until breaking his ankle in a win at Kansas State. He was unable to participate in spring practices because of the injury and it was unclear if he'd be completely ready for the start of the 2012 season. Stoops isn't able to work with players during the summer, but said Whaley is "out there running and training." Still, Stoops said nothing will be 100 percent certain until Whaley participates fully in practices. "Until you get pads on and make that sudden cut, is he going to feel comfortable doing it and all?" Stoops said. "He says he feels really good and he's working well." Whaley rushed for 627 yards and nine touchdowns in seven games last season before his injury. - Jason Kersey, News Oklahoma

07/09/2012 - Oklahoma running back Dominique Whaley seems to be progressing in his recovery from a severe ankle injury. I heard Whaley was playing a "fairly intense" game of pickup basketball Sunday. The person who told me said Whaley was "running up and down the floor pretty well. Maybe had a little hitch in his step, but seemed like his normal running motion." Whaley burst onto the scene in last year's opener against Tulsa, rushing for 131 yards and four touchdowns. The former walk-on from Lawton MacArthur became OU's starter before an ankle injury ended his season. Whaley was still recovering during the spring and didn't participate in practices. The last time I talked to coach Bob Stoops, which was in early June at the Sooner Caravan in Plano, Texas, he said Whaley's status was still to be determined. "I saw him walking through the hall today with his shirt off, and he looked like he should go back to the Roman days of a man sculpted out of stone," Stoops said then. "But I haven't watched him run, so we'll see. It's an unknown." - Jason Kersey, News Oklahoma

07/09/2012 - 2012 MAXWELL AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Dominique Whaley, Oklahoma, RB, Sr., has been selected to the preseason Maxwell Award watchlist for the 2012 college football season, given to America's outstanding collegiate football player since 1937 and named in honor of sportswriter Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell. Whaley was OU's main rusher in the first six games of 2011 before going down with a broken ankle on the first play of the season's seventh game, a 58-17 Oklahoma win at Kansas State. The former walk-on finished the year with 627 yards and nine touchdowns on 113 carries. Whaley eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark in three games and also had 15 receptions for 153 yards. - Oklahoma football