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2014 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 17 Days!

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In 1950, Billy Vessels helped the Oklahoma Sooners to their first AP National Championship with an average of 6.2 yards per carry. The signs for greatness were present until Vessels suffered a knee injury in the second game of the 1951 season sidelining him. Determined, the kid simply wouldn't give up as he returned...

...to become the Sooners first ever Heisman Trophy winner in 1952. Throughout the course of the season, Vessels collected 17 touchdowns behind 1,072 yards on 167 carries for an average of 6.4 ypc.