Looking Back: Billy Vessels
OU's first Heisman Trophy winner was perfect combination of speed, power and guts
Toughness was a common component of basically every Bud Wilkinson-coached Oklahoma football team. During an era when collegiate rosters were brimming with military veterans and older, more mature players, fortitude and perseverance often trumped raw talent.
While Billy Vessels came in on the heels of the World War II transition in...