|Great OSU Moments|
Led by Bob Fenimore and Neill Armstrong, Oklahoma A&M was one of America's dominant teams at the conclusion of World War II. Behind the duo, the Aggies posted a two-year record of 17-1 and claimed Sugar and Cotton Bowl victories. During that period, the Aggies outscored in-state rival OU by a combined 75-6 count. Both Armstrong and Fenimore earned All-America honors, becoming the first Oklahoma A&M players to accomplish the feat. The 1945 squad was Oklahoma State's first undefeated team and would finish No. 5 in the Associated Press poll.
Big Eight Champions
The First Barry
Snow in the Sun
Sept. 5, 2009
Cowboy Road Show
|Cowboy Hall of Famers|
|The National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame
features four men from Oklahoma State University.
Coach Lynn "Pappy" Waldorf was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966, following a career that included five seasons in Stillwater. During his years in the orange and black, OSU claimed four conference championships and carved out a 3-0-2 record against state rival Oklahoma. Waldorf would end his career at the University of California with multiple Rose Bowl appearances.
The first OSU player to be inducted into the college hall was Bob Fenimore. Known as the "Blond Bomber," Fenimore led Oklahoma State, known as Oklahoma A&M during his playing days, to new heights. His accomplishments included an undefeated season and a final AP ranking of No. 5. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972. Fenimore was also recently inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.
In 2003, the most decorated player in OSU history, running back Barry Sanders, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Sanders, whose 1988 season remains the greatest in NCAA history, rewrote school, conference and NCAA record books in his three-year career at OSU. ESPN recently selected Sanders as the second-best player in college football history.
Thurman Thomas, the all-time leading rusher in Cowboy history
and one of OSU's all-time fan favorites was inducted into the hall in
2008. A two-time Big Eight Conference player of the year, Thomas is also
a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Thomas led Oklahoma State in
rushing for four-straight seasons and ended his career with 44
touchdowns and 4,595 rushing yards.
|From Stillwater to Canton|
|As teammates at Oklahoma
State, Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas combined to form perhaps the
best backfield duo in NCAA history. And just to prove their point, the
two Cowboys took their act to the National Football League, and their
road together didn't stop until they were both inducted into the Pro
Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Sanders was immortalized in 2004 with his induction. Thomas joined his former teammate in Canton in 2007.
Sanders and Thomas are two of the NFL's all-time leading rushers and are considered among the greatest running backs ever to play the game.