Oklahoma QB Bell switching to tight end

Blake Bell, who started eight games at quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2013, will spend his final year lining up at tight end.

Bell passed for 1,648 yards and 12 touchdowns with five interceptions last season.

Sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight, who led the Sooners' 45-31 win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, is expected to be Oklahoma's starter in 2014.

"Even though he could graduate and go somewhere, he wants to finish out and try tight end," coach Bob Stoops said. "I think it's a great fit. Blake has the size, the athleticism, the speed to do that, and he's exhibited his toughness through the years."

Redshirt freshman Cody Thomas and true freshman Justice Hansen are likely to battle to back up Knight.

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