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OU football notebook: Lewis Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Oklahoman Modified: October 28, 2008 at 12:48 am •  Published: October 28, 2008
Lewis Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the third time in four weeks a Sooner has earned the honor.

Lewis led the Sooners with 15 tackles and two interceptions in OU’s 58-35 victory over Kansas State. He is OU’s leading tackler this season with 84, already the second-highest total ever by a Sooner freshman linebacker. Brian Bosworth set the freshman record in 1984 with 133 tackles.

"He’s really come on and has just been a great player for us. An impact guy, coming up with big plays,” coach Bob Stoops said. "He’s making big plays, and he’s been very consistent in what we’re asking him to do, in tackling and being a force at linebacker.”

Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell (offense) and kicker Matt Williams (special teams) won the other Big 12 weekly awards.

Game of the Century reunion set

They won’t be suiting up, but more than 50 Oklahoma and Nebraska players who participated in the 1971 Game of the Century will be honored during Saturday’s game.

Among those who plan to attend the ceremonies: Tom Brahaney, Leon Crosswhite, Chuck Fairbanks, Greg Pruitt, Joe Wylie from OU and John Dutton, Larry Jacobson, Jeff Kinney, Tom Osborne and Johnny Rodgers from Nebraska.


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