Beeler Leaves Sooners

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NORMAN, OK -- Oklahoma footbal coach Bob Stoops confirms the departure of backup center Chase Beeler from the team.

In a statement, Stoops says Chase wants to concentrate on his
academic interests and decided he didn't want to play any more.

Beeler played in five games last season as a freshman, starting
as an injury replacement against Middle Tennessee.

The 6-foot-3 Beeler totaled 18 knockdowns last season --
including 11 in that lone start.