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Orie Lemon: 'I Am Extremely Grateful'

Orie Lemon

Oklahoma State's Orie Lemon was asked repeatedly before the start of the season whether he was healthy enough to play football. Now that question is asked to most of the people he hits.

In Saturday's 33-16 victory at Texas, Lemon cut UT quarterback Garrett Gilbert down at full speed, hitting the sophomore quarterback in the hip and sending him flipping through the air. The vicious collision fired up the Cowboy sideline, including his head coach. "Orie has emerged as a big-time player," OSU coach Mike Gundy said. "I don't really talk much about my guys, but golly, he's come on... Recommended Stories

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