Glamour position not big draw for autograph-seekers

By Scott Wright Published: August 4, 2007
Advertisement
;
NORMAN — The autograph lines were long for the Oklahoma stars Friday at the Sooners' annual fan appreciation day. Ropes couldn't contain the throngs of men, women and children seeking signatures from Malcolm Kelly, Reggie Smith and Allen Patrick.

Surprisingly short was the line for quarterbacks — the most discussed, most analyzed, most closely watched position on the OU football team. Not just this year, but almost any year.

Part of the problem is that no one knows who the starting quarterback will be when the Sooners take the field Sept. 1 against North Texas.

"I think it will be either No. 14 or No. 6,” said 8-year-old Hunter Zebert of Noble, referring to freshmen Sam Bradford and Keith Nichol, respectively.

If it were up to a fan vote, Bradford would be the landslide winner in the race to be OU's next quarterback. In an online poll at NewsOK.com, Bradford collected 70 percent of the votes, well ahead of Nichol (18 percent) and Joey Halzle (12 percent).

It's not easy for fans to show their support of their favorite quarterback in the form of a jersey.



Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Oklahoma man delivered to jail after nearly 6 pounds of meth picked up from post office
  2. 2
    Oklahoma City Thunder: Prospect Tibor Pleiss reportedly headed to FC Barcelona
  3. 3
    The Best Kale Dishes in the U.S.
  4. 4
    The most hated NBA teams by state
  5. 5
    Roger Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Ray Rice
+ show more