Dinner and conversation with
Coach Bob Stoops & Wade Burleson

Football, Faith, & the NFL

Christian Discipleship
The Foundations of the National Football League
The 1st NFL Commissioner, Oklahoma's Jim Thorpe.

Collage of Bob Stoops, Jim Thorpe, and Wade Burleson


Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association
420 E. Britton Road, OKC, OK 73114


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Former players from 2000 O.U. championship team reflected on key moments with Hall of Fame Coach Bob Stoops.

Wade Burleson spoke about the dramatic events which represent the founding of the NFL.

Christian Faith

Dwight D. Eisenhower Halfback
Carlisle Indians Football Team
Pop Warner, Jim Thorpe, and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School

The 1912 game that launched
The National Football League

1912 Carlisle Indians Football Team posing in pre-snap position.


Coach Bob StoopsStoops OCPAC award from Bob LinnFINN WINS FOOTBALLRyan Walters Bob LinnRyan Walters Bob Stoops Shane Jett

Bob Stoops and Wade Burleson joined OCPAC Tuesday evening to reflect on the Stoops era and on the role Oklahoma's Jim Thorpe played in the founding of the National Football League.


NFL Commissioner Jim Thorp at his desk


Last year, coach Bob Stoops was inducted
into the College Football Hall of Fame.

College Football Hall of Fame

In 1999, he took over a hapless O.U. football team and a program that had fallen out of the national limelight. The next year, in 2000, he led the Sooners to an undefeated season and a national championship, outscoring that season’s opponents 481 – 194.



Stoops' penchant for winning big games early in his career earned him the nickname "Big Game Bob" and his 2008 team went down in the history books as the highest scoring team in college football history, scoring a total of 716 points, averaging 51 points per game.

That season, in a stretch of five consecutive games, the Sooners scored 60 points or more, another record (in the game prior to the streak, the Sooners scored 58 points).

Bob will bring some autographed O.U. footballs that OCPAC will give away through a drawing to a few fortunate youth.