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The Man Beneath The Helmet – Julian Wilson

by Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:53 pm •  Published: December 12, 2012

Every year we learn their names, their numbers and their stats. If we’re lucky, we see their personality shine through after a big play or during the slice of a quote in the newspaper. The men in the Oklahoma Sooners jerseys are more than a number in a program or another chance at a national title. They are student athletes with stories waiting to be told. We’d like to thank OU Athletics Communications staff for their assistance. The Oklahoman brings you “The Man Beneath The Helmet.”

NAME: Julian Wilson

Nickname: Bam Bam

If I weren’t playing football, I’d be running track.

If I could trade positions for a day, I’d choose wide receiver.

My favorite part of OU is Memorial Stadium.

My favorite part of football is game day.

The weirdest question I’ve ever been asked is “Do you play football?” while wearing a football hoodie.

I chose my number because (former defensive back) Brian Jackson gave it to me.

I’m on Twitter once a day.

My favorite meal my momma makes is spaghetti.

I chose OU for the tradition.

Most people don’t know this but I would do anything for my family.

The toughest part about being a student athlete is keeping balance between athletics and academics.

I wish I could be stronger.

My best stress reliever is being with my family.

On game day, I listen to  rap.

If I could be Big 12 commissioner for a day, I would bring back the Big 12 Championship game.

Something you should know about this team is that we are more than teammates; we’re a family.

My favorite super hero is the Hulk.

Nothing pumps me up more on Game Day than the pregame speech, the music, my teammates and the fans.

My celebrity crush is Lauren London.

The person who motivates me most is my family.

 Oklahoma football is my life.

by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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