Article Photos: Happy Birthday, Barry Switzer: 75 birthday wishes on your 75th birthday 31/73

<strong>Happy Birthday wish from Patrick Collins, former OU halfback: </strong><br>
<i>"(Happy Birthday to) a man that has really been a father figure to me. He's someone who cares about people more than himself."</i><br>
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<strong>1981: Switzer and his troops</strong><br>

In this photo from 1981, Switzer gets ready to lead his players, including Mike Reilly (No. 50) and Steve Williams (No. 76), onto the field for the season opener vs. Wyoming. PHOTO BY JIM ARGO, The Oklahoman Archive