Monday, April 11, 2022

Bob Stoops to speak at OCPAC dinner about Football, Faith, and the founding of the NFL

Legendary OU football coach Bob Stoops will be joining former Enid pastor Wade Burleson (a current candidate in the 3rd Congressional District) the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee (OCPAC) for a "dinner and conversation about Football, Faith, and the Foundations of the National Football League". The dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 19th, in Oklahoma City. Tickets may be purchased here ($10 for general admission, $25 for admission+meal).

More on the event from OCPAC:

Bob Stoops will join OCPAC Tuesday evening to add to the story Wade Burleson will tell regarding the role Oklahoma played in the founding of the National Football League. 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. The presentation we will hear tonight has been presented twice to the entire football team and staff from O.U.

Last year, coach Bob Stoops was inducted into the 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.


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