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Former Southern Methodist University tailback Darryl Fields Jr. has signed a scholarship agreement to play football at Oklahoma Baptist when the school resumes play in 2013.
Fields played under Coach June Jones at SMU and will come to OBU as a sophomore. He played at Madill High School under Coach Kenny Roberts and was All-State in both football and track. Fields left SMU and attended Northeastern A&M.
The son of Darryl and Martina Fields, Darryl Jr. will major in sports management.
"I want to be a part of something very special and to be a part of the beginning," Fields said of coming to OBU.
He played in 10 games and started one at SMU and made the Conference USA All-Freshman team as a kick returner. He averaged 25 yards per return, which was the fifth-best single season mark at SMU, as was his 799 return yards. He returned a kick 92 yards against Texas Tech.
Fields had eight rushes for 30 yards with a personal best 27 yards coming against Alabama-Birmingham.
He was a three-star Rivals.com recruit with offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech while at Madill. He was ranked the ninth-best player in Oklahoma and 34th-best running back in the nation Fields had 1,495 yards rushing on 145 carries (10.2 per carry) and scored 25 touchdowns as a senior. He had 1,267 yards on 145 carries his junior year.
Fields also won the 200 and 400 meters in Class 4A.