Oklahoma State football: Mother's suggestion puts Alex Elkins on path to football career - Article Photos 3/3

Oklahoma State's Alex Elkins (37) defends in the first half during a college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Arizona Wildcats at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD