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By Mike Baldwin Published: January 15, 2013
/articleid/3746203/1/pictures/1928274">Photo - Gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci, left,  and Olympic wrestler and wrestling coach Wayne Baughman are two of the seven persons included in the 2013 Oklahoma Sports of Fame Induction Class.  Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb announced the names of the inductees during a luncheon at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.     Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
Gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci, left, and Olympic wrestler and wrestling coach Wayne Baughman are two of the seven persons included in the 2013 Oklahoma Sports of Fame Induction Class. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb announced the names of the inductees during a luncheon at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

JIMMY HARRIS*

Posting a 31-0 record as Oklahoma's starting quarterback, Harris was part of the Sooners' historic 47-game winning streak. He became OU's starting quarterback during the 1954 season and led the Sooners to back-to-back national titles in 1955 and 1956. He played four NFL seasons as a defensive back with the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys.

BILL SELF JR.

Named the state's high school player of the year his senior season at Edmond, Self played at Oklahoma State but is best known for being one of the nation's top college basketball coaches. Self began his career at Oral Roberts University and also has coached at Tulsa, Illinois and Kansas. Self should post his 500th career win this season. At Kansas, his teams have made two Final Four appearances, winning the 2008 national title.

JOHN HENRY WARD*

A Tulsa Rogers product, Ward was a two-sport All-American at Oklahoma State in wrestling and football. He was an All-American tackle in 1969 and finished third in the heavyweight division at the NCAA wrestling championships. Ward played seven NFL seasons with the Vikings, Bears and Buccaneers, highlighted by two Super Bowl appearances with Minnesota.

*honoree being inducted posthumously


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