Oklahoma RB Keith Ford suspended indefinitely for violations

By CLIFF BRUNT
AP Sports Writer

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma has suspended running back Keith Ford indefinitely for academic and team rules violations

The school and coach Bob Stoops made the announcement on Monday.

Ford was Oklahoma's top rusher and one of the Sooners' top receivers before he broke his right leg in the third game of the season against Tennessee and missed five games. Samaje Perine took over as the lead back and finished with 1,713 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Ford might have struggled to find playing time. Perine is a sophomore and Joe Mixon, one of the nation's top recruits last year, has returned after a season-long suspension. Alex Ross, who was a reserve running back and one of the nation's best kick returners last season, also is back, and freshman Rodney Anderson is highly regarded.

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