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Oklahoma Football: Quarterback Trevor Knight Describes Running Back Samaje Perine's "Unreal" Weight Room Workout

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NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 12: Running back Samaje Perine #32 of the Oklahoma Sooners takes a hand off during warm ups before the game against the Baylor Bears November 12, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 45-24. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Samaje Perine may have broken the NCAA record for rushing yards in a game as a freshman last year, when he put up an absurd 427 against Kansas, but somehow, he seems to be flying under the radar a bit nationally. Perine is a physical monster, as evidenced by this unbelievable photo that Oklahoma put out earlier this off-season:

">@samajp32's biceps. #94dayspic.twitter.com/OTqxGCRc5z

— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football)

This is an unaltered photo of @samajp32's biceps.#94dayspic.twitter.com/OTqxGCRc5z

— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) June 3, 2015

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It shouldn't be a shock to anyone that Perine gets after it in the weight room, but apparently his workouts are even more intense than one would guess. Trevor Knight told the Tulsa World about one arm workout that had the entire program talking:

“He was out for a practice or two with a busted up ankle. He wasn’t practicing so they take him into the weight room to do an arm workout. He comes back out and someone was telling us that was unreal. Samaje did 10 sets of 10 with 225 … I can’t do one set of 10 at 225.

“On the last set, he started pumping it out and, instead of looking at the bar and struggling, he just stared into the strength coach’s eyes and pumped out the last set. He’s just physically gifted.”

We need video of the next time Perine does something crazy in the weight room. This is what Periscope was made for, Oklahoma.

[Tulsa World]