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Oklahoma football: Sooner fan Sheila Wixon gets to see her team in person for first time at spring game

The game was a first-time experience for some of the 43,500 fans in attendance, but for Wixon it was a special moment. Wixon has been a Sooner fan as long as she can remember, saying her father was also a fan. But multiple factors prevented her from ever making the trip to Norman.
by Jacob Unruh Published: April 12, 2014
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Tom Edwards, of Dallas, brought his two sons, Gavin and Grant, for their first spring game hoping he could continue building their love for OU.

“I graduated from OU in ’99 and just love the Sooners,” Edwards said. “I want to share it with my boys. (The spring game is) just kind of the hope of the new season, it’s seeing all of the new players playing and it’s just fun to see a looser atmosphere for the boys.”

Gavin, 11, even expressed his excitement.

“I love coming to OU games and it’s super fun for me,” he said. “I just really like seeing them play and how well they do.”

A popular theme among fans was the Sooners’ win against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Judkins was thrilled about seeing quarterback Trevor Knight, too, saying, “It’s Knight time,” repeatedly.

But for Wixon, the spring game meant more than seeing how Knight looks in his game-like action since January.

It didn’t get much better for her than being there.

“Let’s just hope I don’t have a heart attack,” she joked.