The World confirmed Sunday night that the Sooners have parted ways with Gardner, the 6-3, 224-pounder who could catch 1,000 yards worth of passes, run the 100 meters in 10.67 seconds and win a couple state long jump championships. The problem is a familiar one when it comes to Gardner.
Gardner is a big-bodied wide receiver at 6'3 and 215 pounds, while also having outstanding speed running a reported 4.37 40-yard dash. Simply put, he is a physical specimen. Originally from Louisiana, Gardner moved to Reno, Nevada where he went on to play football at Hug High School. He was a multiple sport athlete who dominated in track as a long jumper, winning the 4A-state meet with a 23'5.5" mark. He's now at Sierra Community College in Rocklin, California