Rodney Anderson

OU's Rodney Anderson celebrates a touchdown during the Sooners' game against West Virginia on Nov. 25 at Owen Field. (Kyle Phillips / CNHI Oklahoma News)

NORMAN, Okla. —  An emergency protective order has been issued against Oklahoma star running back Rodney Anderson.

Oklahoma court records show a petition for a protective order was filed in Cleveland County District Court against the sophomore running back by a female undergraduate OU student on Monday. The emergency order also was issued Monday.

A hearing on the student's petition is scheduled for Dec. 18 in front of Special District Judge Jequita H. Napoli.

OU Athletic Department officials said they are aware of the situation and are gathering information.

Anderson has played a key role in OU's offense during the back half of the season. Over the past seven games, he has gained 1,134 yards from scrimmage — rushing and receiving — and scored 14 touchdowns.

Anderson sustained back-to-back season-ending injuries in 2015 and 2016, but broke out with a 147-yard rushing performance at Kansas State on Oct. 21. He scored the game-winning with 7 seconds left in regulation, lifting OU to a 42-35 victory.

He recently was named an All-Big 12 second team selection by the league's coaches.

McGuire and Palmateer write for the Norman Transcript.

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