Quinton Carter/Jonathan Nelson- Secondary

2009 Statistics- Carter: 88 tackles, 2.5 TFL, four INT 
Nelson: 46 tackles, one sack, three INT

The Sooner secondary is very deep and very talented this year, but it also has a lot of youth. The Sooners will need veterans to step up and lead and that leadership comes in the form of seniors Quinton Carter and Jonathan Nelson.

In 2009, Carter was second on the team in tackles and led the team in interceptions. Nelson came on late in the year and recorded an interception in each of the Sooners last three games. Carter will stay at strong safety in 2010, while Nelson will slide over to cornerback to replace the departed Dominique Franks or Brian Jackson.

Both seniors will provide stability to the defensive backfield, a unit that has the potential to be fantastic should the talent on paper carry over to the field.