Norman, OK (Sports Network) - Oklahoma Sooners senior center Ben Habern has
opted to conclude his playing career, head coach Bob Stoops announced on
Habern started 30 games during his time with Oklahoma but decided to step away
from the game due to lingering neck and back concerns.
"Our coaching staff knows this was a difficult decision for Ben," Stoops said.
"Ben has been a consummate leader for our team, both on and off the field. We
appreciate the toughness that Ben has displayed, and we wish him the very best
as he completes his education at OU."
Also on Wednesday, Stoops announced that Trey Franks, Quentin Hayes and Jaz
Reynolds were reinstated to the roster for practice, although all three
players will remain indefinitely suspended from appearing in games.
Kameel Jackson was not reinstated and his suspension will be reviewed at the
end of the current academic session.
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