Skip to main content
Original Issue

Trivial Matters

Norman Invasion

LATER, SOONER Oklahoma has dominated college football thanks in
large part to the play of quarterback Jason White, a leading
candidate for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented in New
York City on Dec. 15. Which of these Sooners greats did not win
the Heisman?

a. Tommy McDonald
b. Steve Owens
c. Billy Sims
d. Billy Vessels

ROOKIE TO THE RESCUE The 1985 Sooners championship team was led
by freshman quarterback Jamelle Holieway, who went undefeated as
a starter in the season's final eight games. Who was Oklahoma's
starting QB for the first four games of '85?

WHO AM I? I played on the defensive line at Oklahoma alongside
two of my brothers. I won both the Lombardi and Outland trophies.
I was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame
in 1988, the GTE/CoSIDA Academic Hall of Fame in '94, and in '95
the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (I was the first Sooner admitted.)
I'm now a successful restaurateur in the area in which I played
my entire nine-year NFL career. Can you guess my identity?

CALL TO ORDER Place these superb Sooners runners in order of
career all-purpose yards at Oklahoma.

a. Quentin Griffin
b. Greg Pruitt
c. Joe Washington
d. Stanley Wilson


LATER, SOONER a. College and pro Hall of Famer Tommy McDonald's
best finish in the Heisman Trophy voting was third place, in
1956. Vessels ('52), Owens ('69) and Sims ('78) all won the

ROOKIE TO THE RESCUE: Sophomore Troy Aikman was Oklahoma's
original starting quarterback in 1985. He broke his left fibula
in the second quarter of Oklahoma's only loss, a 27-14 home game
against Miami.

WHO AM I? I am former Buccaneer Lee Roy Selmon.

CALL TO ORDER: c. Washington (5,881 yards from 1972 to '75); a.
Griffin (5,278 from 1999 to 2002); b. Pruitt (4,431 yards from
'70 to '72); d. Wilson (3,769 yards from '79 to '82)