Fedora Name Familiar at OSU
By John Helsley
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Examination of Oklahoma State’s roster reveals an intriguing name: Dillon Fedora.
Any relation? Yes.
Dillon is the son of Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora, who served as Mike Gundy’s offensive coordinator at OSU from 2005-07, a time when Dillon spent some formative years in Stillwater.
Now he’s a recruited walk-on wide receiver with the Cowboys.
“I think the experience he had when they lived here – he loves Stillwater – Larry and Christi felt comfortable here, they loved Stillwater, all played into him coming here,” Gundy said.
“Larry knows me, he knows Joe Wickline, he knows Doug Meacham, he knows the people in our organization.”
Listed at 5-10, 180 pounds, Dillon is a true freshman out of Hattiesburg’s Oak Grove High, where he was an All-District performer.
Just a guess, but the 180 pounds attached to Dillon’s bio may be stretching things a bit. Running alongside the likes of Justin Blackmon and Hubert Anyiam and Tracy Moore, the younger Fedora looks downright diminutive.
“Looks just like his dad did playing,” Gundy said at practice Monday.
Larry played wide receiver at Austin College, helping the Kangaroos to an NAIA national title in 1981.
Now, if Dillon has dad’s brains and savvy, the Cowboys just may have something.
“If he puts the hard work in and all those things, he’ll have an opportunity to play here,” Gundy said. “And I think he wanted a chance to play at this level of football.”
Dillon had offers from some smaller schools, but no Division I scholarships. He could have walked on at Southern Miss, but rather than face the obvious father-son pressures that typically occur in those situations, Dillon looked elsewhere.
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