The Path to Norman
Nick Basquine, a Norman North product, had offers out of high school to attend schools like New Mexico and Wyoming. Instead, the receiver chose to walk on at Oklahoma.
Career So Far
Basquine is quite an interesting story. He walked on to the team prior to the 2014 season and immediately redshirted in his first year with the Sooners. During that year, he was named OU’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year. Shortly before the 2015 football year kicked off, he suffered a hand injury that ended any chance of him seeing the field for the year. As he came back for 2016, Baker Mayfield sang his praises during practice, mentioning that he would be playing a lot. It was hard to know if that was just friendly talk or a real prediction. Then, Sooner fans got to see him in action. His first catch of his career came against ULM on a 62-yard touchdown reception. He went on to have 20 receptions for 265 yards and 2 touchdowns during the 2016 season. After an excellent performance against Iowa State, he was awarded a scholarship.
Unfortunately, the Basquine sat out the 2017 season with a torn Achilles tendon. Then, he injured the other Achilles tendon the following February. Fortunately, he returned for the 2018 season. Nick played in every game of the season; although he didn’t appear to be in full form early in the season, he was a bigger presence later in the season.
Position: Wide Receiver
Year: Redshirt Senior
2018 was a good year for Basquine. Thankfully, he was granted a sixth year of eligibility after losing two season to injury, so 2019 will be his sixth year on campus. Basquine is one of the veteran receivers on this time; only CeeDee Lamb, Grant Calcaterra, Lee Morris, and Mykel Jones have more receiving yards. Look for Basquine to be a frequent target in this Lincoln Riley offense and to stay one of the best stories on the team.