The Award-Winning Magazine Offering The Most Complete Coverage of Sooner Sports
More Recent Stories

We Have A New Website!!!!

Hall of Fame Bound

To The Point

Road Warrior

King's Corner

Road Warrior

Shane Beamer Q&A

King's Corner

Josh Norman Q&A

Queen's Corner: Keilani Ricketts

To The Point

King's Corner


Playoff Preview

Charleston Rambo Q&A

Red River Revival

Tyrese Robinson Q&A

King's Corner

Road Warrior

Top Gun

Catching On!

Versatile Playmaker

Hurts So Good

To The Point

To The Point

National Spotlight

Marquise Brown Q&A

Road Warrior

The Greatest Rivalry

Road Warrior

Hard Work

Road Warrior

To The Point

King's Corner

The Draft

To The Point

NFL Bound

Looking Back: Billy Vessels

Road Warrior

King's Corner

NFL Spotlight

Boomer Bio

Lincoln Riley Q&A

Keys To Success

End of an Era

Stepping Down

Dominating Force

2017 Recruiting

OU finished off a memorable 2016 season on high note

Road Warrior

Emmanuel Beal Q&A

Fast & Furious

Road Warrior

OU vs. Texas: By The Numbers

King's Corner

Steven Parker Q&A

Orlando Brown Q&A

Speed Burner

King's Corner

Next Step

Welcome Home

QB Questions?

Common Cause

Right on Target

Flying High at No. 1

Headed North

Playoff Bound

Dominique Alexander Q&A

California Connection

Red River Rejuvenation

To The Point

Ty Darlington Q&A

Aaron Ripkowski Q&A

Sooner Flashback: Jakie Sandefer

Next Generation

Hiring Time

Sooners hire new offensive coordinator

Samaje Perine Q&A

Aaron Ripkowski Q&A

Mike Stoops Q&A

Josh Heupel Q&A

All in the Family

Road Warrior

On Point

King's Corner

Sugar Bowl Review


OU to meet Alabama in Sugar Bowl

Josh Heupel Q&A

Josh Heupel Q&A

Boomer Bio

The Closer

Sooner Success

Mike Stoops Q&A

Bill Bedenbaugh Q&A

Spring Football Review

Spring Football Review

To The Point

Boomer Bio: Julian Wilson

Boomer Bio: Chuka Ndulue

Boomer Bio: Bronson Irwin

Jalen Saunders Q&A

Patience Rewarded

Boomer Bio: Sterling Shepard

Taylor-made for Oklahoma

Tony Jefferson Q&A

Attention Getter

A Change of Plans

A Change of Plans

Proud Heritage

Hot Commodity

Boomer Bio; James Winchester

Boomer Bio; James Winchester

Boomer Bio: Aaron Ripkowski




Strictly Striker

Javon Harris Q&A

Boomer Bio: Austin Haywood

Locked In & Loaded

Ben Habern Q&A

Landry Jones Q&A

The Classics

Top Ten Recruits

Bonus Prospects

Oklahoma Influences

Tight End Tough

Marquis On The Mark

Sooner Stars Set To Return

Jeremy Beal Q&A

Jamell Fleming Q&A

Boomer Bio: Trey Millard

Stacy McGee Q&A

Red River Tradition

Red River Tradition

James Patton Q&A

Boomer Bio: Eric Mensik

Quarterback Race

Quarterback Race

Boomer Bio: Kenny Stills

Boomer Bio: Marshall Musil

Getting His Kicks

Making The Right Moves In Recruiting

Bradford looks sharp in workout

No Doubt About It

Boomer Bio: Willie Martinez

Boomer Bio: Ronnell Lewis

Boomer Bio: Ronnell Lewis

Norman Bound

Showdown In The Sun

Jay Norvell Q&A

Jay Norvell Q&A

Boomer Bio: Dejuan Miller

Adrian Taylor doing just fine

Joseph Ibiloye Q&A

The Real Deal

Road Warrior

Meet Dusty Dvoracek This Saturday!

Casey Walker Q&A

Best of The Red River Rivalry

Bradford To Start Against Baylor

Facebook & Football

Tackling Machine

Keith Jackson Appearing this Friday in Norman

Josh Heupel Q&A

Boomer Bio: Stephen Good

Top Targets

Brent Venables Q&A

Boomer Bio: Cory Brandon

Tisdale and Griffin

Wayman Tisdale Dies

Sam Bradford Q&A

Auston English Q&A

Blake Griffin earns Naismith Award

Ryan Reynolds Q&A

The Wait Is Over

Outlook for 2009

Outlook for 2009

Staying Put

Bradford, Gresham, Williams Coming Back

Make Room For Sam

Lendy Holmes Q&A

Bradford Wins Heisman

Heisman Material

Boomer Bio: Frank Alexander

Sooners Headed To KC For Big 12 Title Game

Sudden Impact

Sudden Impact

Gerald McCoy Q&A

Gerald McCoy Q&A

Offensive linemen Roundtable

Boomer Bio: Mossis Madu

Boomer Bio: Mossis Madu

Travis Lewis Q&A

Travis Lewis Q&A

Auston English Q&A

Jackie Shipp Q&A

Bob Stoops Q&A

Boomer Bio

They’ve Got It Covered

Bradford Talks About Sooner Experience

Big Dreams

Plenty Of Things To Chew on this Offseason

Marcus Walker Q&A

Looking Ahead

Greater Expectations

Manny Being Manny

The Big Easy

Super Sidekick

English Lesson

Revved Up & Remodeled

Firmly Committed

A Cut Above

The Definition of Rivalry

On The Rise

Irresistible Force


Bradford Named Starting QB

Venables Verbatim

Sooner Spectator & Teaming Up

Final Chapter

Catching Up With Sumlin

Welcome Back Little Joe

Wilson’s Defensive Wisdom

Reggie Smith Q&A

Malcolm Over The Middle

Fantastic Five

Thompson & Alexander To Sign Autographs



OU’s Greatest

Boomer Bio: Brody Eldridge

Boomer Bio: Fred Strong

Dual Threat: Stephen Garcia

Thirty Reasons Why OU will beat Texas

Double Duty

Kody Cooke: A Conversation

Boomer Bio: Lendy Holmes

Welcome Back

Quick Five With Nic Harris

Road Warrior

The Opposition

Defensive Backing

Recruiting: Crimson Bloodline

Wilson Weighs In

Replacing Runnels?

Defensive Outlook

Top Shelf: Austin Box

Rufus Revelations

Reaction to Capel Hiring

A.D. Unscripted

OU will miss Sampson

OU Scrimmage Report

Joey Halzle Q&A

Gray, OU prep for The Dance

Moore is Better

Sooners eye stretch run

Haskell remains a lost treasure

Boomer Bio: Patty Gasso

Sherri Coale Conversation

Taylor Made

Future Considerations

McCoy becomes a Sooner

Michael Neal Q&A

Recruiting: Dominique Franks Q&A

Strong Willed

Football Recruiting Notes

Remembering Billy Ball

Enough Gloom & Doom

Back In Business

Endowed Scholarships Announced

USC or Texas: The Lesser of Two Evils?

Stoops is not leaving OU

Sooners down Ducks in Holiday Bowl

Biding His Time

Kelvin Sampson Q&A

Next Stop Division I

Boomer Bio: Allen Patrick

Chris Messner Q&A

Bob Stoops' take on Bedlam Victory

Terrance Anderson's Journey

OU vs. Tech: The Answers

OU vs. Tech Matchups

Road Warrior

Stoops talks about OU's 36-30 win

OU vs. A&M matchups

OU Coaches’ Roundtable

Recruiting: Derek Burton

Boomer Bio: Juaquin Iglesias

Carl Pendleton Q&A

Sooners topple Huskers in Lincoln

OU-Nebraska Matchups

Recruiting: Ugo Chinasa

Sooners top Baylor

OU vs. Baylor Matchups

Recruiting: Offensive Line

Recruiting: Adron Tennell

Sooners top Jayhawks

OU vs. Kansas Matchups

Boomer Bio

A Pleasant Conversation

Texas tops Oklahoma

Red River Rivarly Matchups

Dusty Dvoracek: In The Trenches

Sooners Roll Past K-State

OU vs. K-State Matchups

Recruiting: Replenishing The Backfield

Boomer Bio

Sooners give one away

Recruiting Demarco Murray

C.J. Ah You Q&A

The Answers: OU vs. Tulsa

Not Pretty, But Sooners Win

Spectator Sneak Preview

Bob Stoops' take on TCU loss

Texas Christian Sacks Sooners

Moses leads Sooner tight ends

Rufus Alexander Q&A

Thompson gets nod at QB

Birdine Lost For Season

Sampson to Visit Kuwait for Hoops with Troops

Walk-on making noise at WR

Travis Wilson Q&A

Clint Ingram Q&A

Sooners open fall practice

Brent Venables Q&A

Sooner single-game tickets go on sale Monday

Questions about Sooners' aura not surprising

Joseph talks about summer workouts

OU at Big 12 Media Days

Kim Named to U.S. Walker Cup Team

Sooners name Golloway

Stephenson decides to stay at Wichita State

Stephenson takes OU head baseball job

Soon to be Sooners

New Sooner Nic Harris excited about new digs

2005 Season Preview Issue Available Now!!

Letter from the Editor

Q and A

Ever Elusive

Sooner Selections

Ole Miss powers past Sooners

OU's Weekly Sports Report

OU inks JUCO point guard

OU's Kim wins Big 12 Golf Title

White and Vermeil talk about first day of rookie camp

White gets a chance with Kansas City

Red Rallies to Down White

Big crowd expected

Prelude To Greatness?

Breaking Down The Offense

Spring football eases pain

On Sale At Newsstands Nov. 27!
Boomer Bio: Trey Millard
Sooner fullback has unusual sports background

They say Oklahoma freshman Trey Millard has exceptional athletic ability, and it starts with his feet. So give credit where credit is due: soccer.

Starting at age 6, Millard played competitive youth soccer for seven years. Skills learned during those formative years of athletic competition often linger, even when switching from soccer fullback to football fullback.

“Soccer,” said Millard, “was definitely my main sport. It definitely helps me, footwork-wise.
It’s a way different experience. It helps you get your feet down without having to look at ’em or while you’re focused on doing something else. I think that definitely helps having quick feet and things like that.”

Simply put, Millard is a combination of J.D. Runnels (athletic) and Brody Eldridge (powerful). He’s only a freshman now, and a starter. So what happens when he gets Runnels’ experience and Eldridge’s technique and football proficiency?

“I think he has a chance to be better than all of them,” said Bob Stoops, “just because of his overall athletic ability.”

Millard spent his soccer career playing on a team with older players. When they started high school in Columbia, Mo., Millard and a few other eighth-grade stragglers were left without a team.

So he turned to football.

“My stepdad is the one who introduced it to me,” said Millard. “He suggested football because it was the same season, so I played football and just fell in love with it.”

The league in which Millard played, though, prohibited him from playing in the backfield.
“They had a weight limit, so I couldn’t carry the ball,” said Millard.

So he played left tackle and linebacker in the eighth grade.
“Just kind of running around hitting people,” he said.

Soon enough, he found his way to the backfield.

As a freshman, he was a full-time fullback. His sophomore and junior year, he spent time at fullback, H-back, tight end, slot receiver and offensive line. Then, as a senior at Rock Bridge High School, Millard became a star.

He was the featured running back, carrying the load on offense with 1,413 yards rushing (an average of 6.5 yards per carry) and 21 pass receptions for 248 yards. He scored 21 touchdowns. That, Millard said, was a whole lot of fun.

But, he added, so is springing DeMarco Murray on a 20-yard burst off tackle or a 1-yard smash up the middle.

“I think they’re both equally just really thrilling,” Millard said. “Good plays are all awesome. Yeah, I love having the ball in my hands, but I love blocking, too.”

Millard, at 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds, already has surpassed his fullback predecessors by starting as a freshman.

“I love the guy. He’s mature beyond his years,” said Stoops. “He’s very physical beyond his years, (has) size beyond his years. He’s just a load back there. And he’s going to keep getting better.
You haven’t seen all of it.”

Millard was so good in two-a-days that his teammates, taking Stoops’ compliment one step further, actually nicknamed him “The Load.”

“He is a load,” said safety Jonathan Nelson. “If I was at corner and had to come down and take the fullback during two-a-days, I could feel all 250 or whatever he is.”

“You have to have a special mindset that you’re going to go full speed, not slow down, and bust heads with someone,” said quarterback Landry Jones. “He has no fear. He goes in there and blows people up. It’s exciting to see that.”

In the spring, the Sooners didn’t have a classic fullback, so it was disconcerting for offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson to have so much offense predicated on a position that didn’t exist. Wilson wasn’t sure what the offense would look like. Then Millard reported for camp.

“He’s a really good athlete,” said Wilson. “He’s a bigger guy who can also run and do things. We can move him around a little bit. We can get in big personnel and then maybe get into one of our ace sets with him in the backfield with him being able the run the ball. He can catch the ball, too.
We can run him out on routes.”

And that is what truly sets Millard apart from other Sooner fullbacks under Stoops. At the midway point of the season, Millard had 11 rushing attempts for 36 yards and a touchdown, plus seven pass receptions for 51 yards and another touchdown.

Against Texas, the Sooners ran Millard on a fullback dive five times. Doesn’t sound like much, but Stoops said it was the first time an I-formation fullback had gotten a handoff since Seth Littrell in 1999.

“Trey Millard does not look like a freshman,” said Wilson. “He looks like a guy that’s been here a couple years.”

He’s playing like it, too.

(Editor's Note: This story appears in the Oct. 29 edition of Sooner Spectator. To subscribe, call toll free 1-877-841-8877.)