Heisman greatness foretold?
Let’s rewind for a minute to the summer of 2003.
There was a quarterback battle brewing at an Oklahoma City high school. The football team had become known for producing good quarterbacks but for not starting them until they were seniors. At one point, they had the guy who set the state’s single-season record for passing yards, but he had played a different position the year before breaking that record.
The coach liked older, more mature quarterbacks, so when the battle boiled down to a senior and a sophomore, everyone suspected the senior would land the job.
Instead, it went to the sophomore.
The school: Putnam North.
The quarterback: Sam Bradford.
Five years later, the guy is the Heisman Trophy winner.
Did PC North coach Bob Wilson see such greatness in Bradford when he picked him back in 2003? Probably not. Wilson probably just wanted someone who would help him beat Westmoore and Edmond Santa Fe.
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