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

TUESDAY EVENING
APRIL 19

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

Doors Open 5 PM
Dinner 6 PM
Program 6:30 PM to 8 PM

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Join former players from 2000 O.U. championship team as they reflect on key moments with Hall of Fame Coach Bob Stoops.

Hear the true story about:

Christian Faith

Army (6)
Dwight D. Eisenhower Halfback
v.
Oklahoma's
Carlisle Indians Football Team (27)
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.

The story that received standing ovations
from two O.U. football teams years apart.

OU Football team with national title trophy

Bob Stoops will join OCPAC Tuesday evening to add to the story Wade Burleson will tell regarding the role Oklahoma's Jim Thorpe played in the founding of the National Football League.

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NFL Commissioner Jim Thorp at his desk

Bob and Wade have known each other for a long time, but after the tragic death of O.U. starting linebacker, Austin Box from Enid, Wade realized that Bob Stoops was an even greater man than coach.

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Red casket of Austin Box

The presentation we will hear tonight has been presented twice to the entire football team and staff from O.U. Both times, though years apart, there was a standing ovation from the players.

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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.

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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.

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