On Saturday, Former Sooner Heisman winning quarterback and current St. Louis Ram, Sam Bradford,gave to the University in a big way. Following Adrian Peterson’s lead, Bradford donated $500,000 to the athletic department.
To honor Bradford’s donation, the school will name the first level of Headington Hall, the new student-athlete housing facility’s dining room, The Sam Bradford Training Table. The dining hall, originally named, Wagner Dining Hall will serve as the main dietary and nutritional needs for all Oklahoma student-athletes.
Bradford on giving back:
My experience at Oklahoma made it possible for me to realize my dreams,” said Bradford. “The coaches, the academic environment and every aspect of being a student-athlete at OU made me a better person. I am honored to give back to a program that did so much for me and hope that in some way this contribution can make it possible for those who follow me to enjoy the same kind of experience I did as a Sooner.”
Sooner athletic director, Joe Castiglione also had some kind words to say about Bradford giving back:
Sam Bradford developed into a consummate leader and an award-winning student-athlete at the University of Oklahoma. Sam embraced our incredible tradition here at OU and was relentless in helping his teammates enhance it. In Sam’s typical humble fashion, he continues to serve as a wonderful role model for all OU alumni through his actions and deeds like this generous gift to OU Athletics and Headington Hall.
Just as others before him, he leaves a legacy which allows future student-athletes to enjoy that same experience of a lifetime he relished. We appreciate Sam’s commitment to this project that will benefit a wide range of students, and improve the quality of life for the entire OU campus.
Headington Hall is scheduled to be opened in 2013.