The Path to Norman
Rhamondre Stevenson started in Las Vegas, Nevada, playing at Centennial High School. After a stop at Cerritos College, Stevenson was a very highly-ranked JUCO prospect. Despite initially planning to wait until the late signing day, a visit to Norman sealed the deal.
Blessed to announce my commitment… 💰💰 pic.twitter.com/p4MlPIYbI7— mondre (@dreeday32) December 17, 2018
Career so Far
As a JUCO product, it was hard to know just how many snaps Stevenson would see in 2019. Whatever the projections were, he blew them out of the water. Playing in 13 games, Rhamondre earned the second-most rushes, yards, and touchdowns among OU running backs over the season. He added a nice dimension to the Sooners’ offense; his power and speed led to him averaging an insane 8.0 yards per carry. Unfortunately, a suspension forced him to sit out of the CFB Semifinal game.
Position: Running Back
The OU running game is set to look different than it did in 2019. With the departures of Jalen Hurts, Trey Sermon, and CeeDee Lamb, a lot of production from last year is lost; 52% of all carries, 52% of rushing yards, and 66% of rushing touchdowns were produced by those three guys last year. The bulk of the returning experience lies with Kennedy Brooks and Stevenson. Currently, Stevenson is still expected to be suspended for the first five games. This will leave room for guys like T.J. Pledger, Marcus Major, and Seth McGowan to step into that void. Whenever Stevenson is available, however, he’s going to step right back into those snaps. Look for a big last year in Norman as Rhamondre Stevenson sets his sights on the NFL.