Sandefer, a native of Breckenridge, Texas, arrived at OU in 1955 and was a halfback on some of legendary coach Bud Wilkinson’s most dominant teams from 1956-58. He played with eventual College Football Hall of Fame inductees Tommy McDonald, Jerry Tubbs and Clendon Thomas.
“He was a great guy. He was an encourager,” former teammate and OU assistant coach and associate athletic director Leon Cross said. “He was a guy that really cared about everybody.”
Sandefer was also the roommate of former OU All-American running back Prentice Gautt, who was the program’s first African-American player. (Norman Transcript)
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