Six players represent Texoma in Big 12

Published: Jul. 23, 2019 at 7:21 PM CDT
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There's no doubt that football is a game of numbers, and the Big 12 conference is no different.

Starting with the number 10. That's how many teams are actually in the Big 12. Four teams in Texas, two in Oklahoma, with the other four coming from Kansas, Iowa, and West Virginia.

Three, which is the number of football National Championships. Finally six. That's how many Heisman trophy winners came out of the Big 12, and that's also how many Big 12 players call Texoma home.

Starting with the Oklahoma State Cowboys who have a whopping 4 Texomans suiting up every Saturday.

Including Baron Odom out of Wynnewood, who led the savages to the state championship game in his senior season. Out of Sulphur, big man Jacob Farrell played his high school ball for coach Jim Dixon and now begins his red shirt freshman year.

Madill native Micah Cooper transferred over to OSU this off season, he looks to make a big impact in the back field.And Kody Walterschied out of Muenster is keeping the family tradition alive by jumping on the pokes defensive line. Head coach Mike Gundy is excited to have them all on his squad.

"They're doing well, they're in the program, and young. They are guys who have bought into the system, and our culture," said Gundy. "They're working hard and trying to get better each day. They are guys who are putting a lot of effort into trying to get on the field."

In Waco, Paris native Jordan Williams is beginning his senior season with the Baylor bears. He could just about do it all for the Wildcats, and head coach Matt Rhule says.. he can just about do it all for the bears defense.

"He's a tough, hard working, competitive player," said Rhule. "He plays with passion, he's a very intelligent player, he would be a good coach some day. He has leadership, guys love to follow him."

In Manhattan, Ardmore native Kevion Mcgee enters into his second year with in Wildcats secondary, and he's already caught the attention of new head coach Chris Klieman, who says he could be a big player for the cats.

"He's got tremendous speed, tremendous quickness, and seems to have a pretty good understanding of our playbook," said Klieman. "He's in the mix, he's in the top 4 our 5 at corner. We're trying to decide which of those guys is going to be a nickel. Every day is going to be a battle for him. He's definitely in the mix."

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