Holy hell, the season opener is tomorrow!
Today we’ll highlight none other than former walk-on WR and OU legacy Mark Bradley, who played at Oklahoma in 2003 and 2004. He came to OU from Arkansas-Pine Bluff and was initially going to be a defensive back, but he starred at receiver for the Sooners. Of all the receivers in the Stoops Era, Bradley was probably the fastest (we won’t count Trey Franks on account of the fact that he couldn’t run more than eight yards without falling down). That conclusion is probably best supported by this play against Okie State in 2004.
That was one of the most important plays of the 2004 season. Bradley made an even more impactful play that season with the game on the line at Kyle Field, again showing off that impressive speed.
The only black mark on his career came when he decided to touch that punt in Miami against USC. That completely shifted the momentum of the game, and OU never recovered. However, the good with Bradley far outweighed the bad, and he’s definitely one of my favorite Sooners of all time.