Sam Bradford 2008 Heisman Trophy Winner
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Sam Bradford 2008 Heisman Trophy Winner
Sam Bradford
By the Numbers
St. Louis QB #14
Rookie in 2010
6-5/213
Born: Nov. 8, 1987
Home Town: Okl. City, Ok
Sam Bradford led Oklahoma to a Big
12 Championship and a BCS title
appearance.  Bradford led an
Oklahoma offense that produced
stunning results.  At the end of the
regular season, Bradford ranked 1st
nationally in passing TD's,  while
possessing the 2nd highest QB
rating.   Despite being projected as a
high first round 2009 NFL draft pick,
Bradford opted to return to Norman
for another shot at a national title.
A Record-Setting 2008 Season
Bradford led Oklahoma on a season-long scoring barrage that led OU to a Big 12
title and an appearance in the BCS Championship Game.  Bradford also won the
2008 Heisman and will return for his jr. season.
Sam Bradford
Recruitment: A
Diamond in the Rough
Playing for Putnam City High
School in Oklahoma City,  
Bradford starred in football,
basketball and golf.  The future
OU commit threw for 2,029 yards
and 19 TD's his senior season in
2005.  Named to the Oklahoma
Coaches Association All-State
Team and was a second team
all-state pick by The Oklahoman
newspaper
Bradford was only ranked as the
17th best QB by Scout.com that
year.
Sam Bradford Personal
Notes:
Like Father, Like Son
His Dad blocked for Billy Sims
When Bradford inked with the
Oklahoma Sooners, he followed
his father's footsteps.  His father
Kent lettered as an OU offensive
lineman in 1977-78.

Cherokee Nation
Sam Bradford is a member of the
Cherokee Nation and is
one-sixteenth Cherokee by way of
his great-grandmother, Susie
Walkingstick, who was a
full-blooded Cherokee
Sam Bradford's chase for the 2008 Heisman Trophy
Game by game account of his 2008 Heisman season
8/30 vs.
Chattanooga
In a 57-2 win, completed 17 of 22 passes for 183 yards for 2 TD's and 0 interceptions.
9/6 vs. Cincinnatti
Playing the eventual Big East champions, Bradford completed 29 of 38 passes for 395 yards and 5
TD's vs. 2 INT's in the 52-26 win.
9/13 @ Washington
In a contest against PAC-10 foe Washington, the OU QB continued to ignite the Sooners offense in a
55-14 win.  The Sooners QB completed 18 of 21 passes for 304 yards while adding 5 TD's.  Bradford
also called his own jersey number with a rushing TD
9/27 TCU
In their lowest offensive output of the season, the Sooners' passer led the Sooners to a 35 to 10 win.  
Bradford completed 19 of 34 passes for 411 yards and 4 TD's against the Horn Frogs who would
finish the regular season with a 10-2 record.
10/4@ Baylor
Led OU against an improved Baylor squad with a 49 to 17 victory.  The Sooners QB wearing jersey
#14, completed 23 of 31 passes for 372 yards, 2 TD's and 1 INT.  Bradford also added a rushing TD.
10/11 vs. Texas
In the only blemish on his Heisman resume, Bradford and the OU Sooners fell to Texas by a 45 to 35
score.  Bradford still sizzled in the contest as completed 28 of 39 passes for 387 yards, 5 TD's and 2
INT's.  
10/18 Kansas
Playing the Jayhawks, the Heisman campaign gained steam and the Sooners got back on track with
a 45 to 31 victory that saw the QB complete 36 of 53 passes for 468 yards and 3 TD's.
10/25 @ Kansas St.
In a 58 to 35 win over the Wildcats, Bradford completed 13 of 32 passes (41 completion %), but still
managed 255 yards passing and 3 TD's.  Bradford also added a rushing TD.
11/1 Nebraska
Playing longtime rival Nebraska, the OU star completed 19 of 27 passes for 311 yards.  Bradford
threw 5 TD passes and 1 INT in the Sooners 62 to 28 win.
11/8 @ Texas A&M
In a 66 to 28 win, the Oklahoma passer completed 22 of 33 passes for 320 yards and 4 TD's and a
rushing TD.
11/22 Texas Tech
In a huge Heisman statement game, Bradford and OU destroyed the #2 ranked Red Raiders by a 65
to 21 score.  Bradford completed 14 of 19 passes for 304 yards and 4 TD's.
11/29 @ Oklahoma
St.
Facing in-state rival Oklahoma State who earlier in the season were a solid top 10 team, OU's
passer completed 30 of 44 passes for 370 yards and 4 TD's.  Bradford also added a TD on the
ground in the 61 to 41 victory.
12/6 vs Missouri
Big 12 Title Game
Needing a solid win to secure a berth in the BCS title game, the OU sophomore was a magician as
OU beat Mizzou 62 to 21.  Bradford completed 34 of 49 passes for 384 yards and 2 TD's.  Bradford
played the game with a soft cast on his non-throwing hand after tearing a ligament in the OK St.
game.
2008 Heisman Trophy Voting
Player
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Sam Bradford Oklahoma
300
315
196
1,726
Colt McCoy Texas
266
288
230
1,640
Tim Tebow Florida
309
207
234
1,575
Graham Harrell Texas Tech
13
44
86
213
Michael Crabtree Texas Tech
3
27
116
116
Shonn Greene Iowa
5
9
32
65
The 2008 Heisman winner became the 5th
Oklahoma Sooner to win the Heisman
Trophy as he edged out Colt McCoy and
Tim Tebow for college football's biggest
award.  
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Bradford hopes to generate a Rams playoff
push in 2013
Bradford was the first player selected in the 2010 NFL Draft.  With the former OU quarterback now the face of the
Rams franchise, St. Louis fans are hoping for a return to Super Bowl glory.
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