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Ex-Laney punter Barnett, Oklahoma set for Alabama

Former Laney College star punter Jed Barnett will compete for Oklahoma against Alabama in Thursday’s Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Barnett (6-2, 227) has a 41.6 yard average punting this season with a long of 56 yards.

Barnett, of Camas, Wash., had three of his seven punts land inside the 20-yard line at Oklahoma State on Dec. 7, including two that were downed at the 1. Two of his three punts landed  inside the 20 at Kansas State. He averaged 46.7 yards on three punts against Iowa State.

He also averaged more than 50 yards a punt as  a senior at Union High in Camas, Wash., before averaging 41.3 yards on 60 attempts at Laney.

Matt Schwab