caleb williams savvy play had fans reminiscing when ed reed did it first
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Caleb Williams goes full-blown Ed Reed at The U to lead the Oklahoma football team to victory.

History tends to repeat itself, as Oklahoma football player Caleb Williams takes a page of the Ed Reed playbook to ice the Kansas Jayhawks late in a game that was too close for comfort.

While it will go down in the annals as a 35-22 road win over another rebuilding Kansas team, this heads-up play by Williams will be the definitive moment of this game. On a fourth-and-1, Williams took the ball back from running back Kennedy Brooks on what looked to be a certain two-yard loss and a turnover on downs. Instead, he scampered for a new set of downs and a Sooners victory.

This is reminiscent of a play the all-time great defensive back did in a game for the Miami Hurricanes vs. the Boston College Eagles.

Caleb Williams takes a page out of Ed Reed’s playbook to hold off Kansas

Though it was controversial to bench former starter Spencer Rattler in favor of the freshman five-star, this is undoubtedly Williams’ Oklahoma team the rest of the way.

Ed Reed did it first. pic.twitter.com/RqPkWyZbov

— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) October 23, 2021

Caleb Williams with an extremely savvy play. Freshman.

— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) October 23, 2021

Well, that was fun. Nice job Caleb Williams.

— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) October 23, 2021

By getting to 8-0, the Sooners are very much in the mix to not only win the Big 12 for the seventh season in a row, but make it into the College Football Playoff for the fifth time in school history.

Caleb Williams goes full Ed Reed on 4th & 1… pic.twitter.com/0REVJ5i7E1

— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) October 23, 2021

Caleb Williams ????

— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) October 23, 2021

“Legal handoff behind the line of scrimmage.” OK then.

— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 23, 2021

All caps deserved. What a heady play. Pure instinct. Sense of moment. https://t.co/8bfzt7oWFk

— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) October 23, 2021

When a player does something that reminds us of what Reed did at The U, it had to be special.

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