Stillwater News Press

December 24, 2010

OSU loses kickoff specialist/punter for Alamo Bowl

By Chris Day
Stillwater NewsPress

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Oklahoma State's kickoff specialist and punter Quinn Sharp and a long snapper Marc Yerry will not play in the Alamo Bowl, Cowboy head coach Mike Gundy said.

"Everybody made it except we're short two players who didn't pass the six hours," Gundy said. "It was just the two guys who didn't pass the six hours, Marc Yerry and Quinn Sharp."

According to NCAA rules, a student must successfully complete six semester hours of academic credit during the preceding term to be eligible to participate in post-season competition, including bowl games.

Field goal/extra point specialist Dan Bailey will handle kickoff duties for the Alamo Bowl. Either Bailey or Michael Reichenstein will punt.

"We worked on that a little bit Thursday," Gundy said. "Andrew Suter has done the snapping all year, so we should be in the flow there."

Oklahoma State's wide receiver coach Gunter Brewer learned his mother had died shortly after the team arrived in San Antonio. Brewer and his family left for Mississippi to be with their family, Gundy said.

"We got here and he was getting settled (when he received the call)," Gundy said.