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Former Walk-On Chance Cook To Leave Oklahoma State Football Program

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The special-teams contributor will take a year off from football

Chance Cook (@chancecook11)

We’re just a few days into fall camp, and the Oklahoma State football team has already lost it’s first player.

Chance Cook, a former walk-on turned star special teams player, announced on Twitter Wednesday night that he is stepping away from football for the 2018 season.

“To some this announcement may come as a total shock. As of right now, I have stepped away from football at Oklahoma State. A scholarship was not offered to me for the remainder of my eligibility. This was a decision I did not want to make, but a decision I had to make moving forward with my future. I plan to graduate in May of 2019 from Oklahoma State, leaving the possibility of transferring to a school and playing for the remaining 2 years of my eligibility. I will look at what school best fits my future goals when this time comes. I would like to sincerely thank the Coach’s, the fans, and the whole organization for the opportunity that was given to me the past two years. I would also like to thank everybody in advance for respecting my privacy at this time. Thank you for all for the support that you have given me over the last two years.”

Cook played in every game last season and was the team’s outstanding walk-on award winner for 2017. He totaled eight tackles last season, seven of which came on kick-offs. The junior also got a start at safety against Kansas State where he recorded one solo tackle. Cook also contributed in kick coverage as a freshman in 2016 where he logged four tackles.

It’s a loss to Oklahoma State’s depth and he was a solid play-maker on special teams.

Cook came to OSU from Canadian High School in Canadian, Texas, where he was named to the Texas all-state team in both his junior and senior years.