Thursday, May 28, 2009

Former Oklahoma Captain Dies

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Former OU captain Norman McNabb passed away: Norman McNabb, a decorated Marine who fought in World War II's Pacific theater and a co-captain on OU's 1950 national championship team, died Wednesday in Atlanta. He was 85. McNabb, who played guard for the Sooners, arrived at OU in 1946 as part of Jim Tatum's first recruiting class, made up primarily of war veterans who became known as the '49ers, the 1949 seniors who went 11-0 and helped establish the Oklahoma football dynasty. McNabb ended up playing five years for OU after receiving a hardship ruling and is one of the few players in college football history to play in five bowl games. (The Oklahoman)

Did you know? Norman McNabb scored Oklahoma's only points in a game against Army in 1946. McNabb recovered a fumble in the endzone in a 21-7 loss. (NY Times)

Coaches poll anonymity helps no one: The Oklahoman

Big 12 South could get even tougher:

Sooner Legend - Dr. Prentice Gautt: The Bleacher Report
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