Stoops’ agent, Kelli Masters, broke the news on Twitter Saturday after he went undrafted in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Drake Stoops

Sooner Nation always knew Drake Stoops was tough.

But now it’s official: Stoops is Ram Tough.

Stoops, Oklahoma’s sixth-year senior wide receiver, was signed by the Los Angeles Rams to a free agent contract on Saturday night after going undrafted in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The news was announced by his agent, local sports agent Kelli Masters.

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Stoops grew up around the program and came to OU as a walk-on from Norman North High School. He endeared himself to OU fans immediately because he’s the son of College Football Hall of Fame coach Bob Stoops, the program’s winningest head coach from 1999-2016.

But as Stoops’ career at OU progressed, he became an all-time fan favorite for other reasons — like his reliability catching the football, his willingness to make hard catches in traffic, his toughness to fight through contact, and his performance in crunch time.

Oklahoma wide receiver Drake Stoops signs with Los Angeles Rams - On3

He’ll go down in history for scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime of the Sooners’ big comeback against Texas in 2020, when he caught a 25-yard touchdown from Spencer Rattler on the first play of the fourth overtime, giving OU a pulsating 53-45 win.

“Drake was a high-producing receiver,” OU coach Brent Venables said last Saturday. “It didn’t matter what you asked that guy to do, whether that was beat someone on an over route, get open on an underneath crosser, something like that. Drake would make all the competitive plays.”

The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Stoops ranks tied for ninth in school history with 164 career catches, stands 12th with 1,876 receiving yards, and is tied for 11th with 17 touchdown receptions.

After catching 39 passes for 393 yards and three TDs in 2022, Stoops enjoyed a breakout season in 2023, ranking second in the Big 12 Conference with 84 receptions and 10 touchdown grabs while ranking fifth with 962 receiving yards and earning a first-team spot on the All-Big 12 team.

After running the 40 in 4.67 seconds at his pro day, Stoops is the first of several Sooners expected to be signed over the weekend as NFL teams fill out their free agent needs.