Crimson Countdown: C Gabe Ikard

During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. Each day, we will analyze each player’s impact on the program since arriving on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Kendal Thompson, the series will follow the roster numerically through our final analysis of No. 99 Chaz Nelson.

No. 64 Gabe Ikard

Center, 6-foot-3, 298 pounds, senior

Impact thus far: Ikard has started 37 of 39 career games for the Sooners. He has done anything and everything asked of him since arriving on campus in 2009. A high school tight end, he moved to offensive line during his redshirt season, starting 12 games at guard as a redshirt freshman. As a sophomore, he started games at guard and center, earning All-Big 12 honors. Last season he started 12 games at center and grabbed All-Big 12 honors for the second straight season.