Who would have suspected that the frightened little black boy dropped off at an orphanage would grow up to be the first African-American to take the field for the Oklahoma Sooners football team and one of the school's great scholars? And that was only the beginning. The Prentice Gautt story is way more amazing than Hollywood would dare to dream up. As football season unfolds, listen in as iHeartRadio star Gwin Faulconer-Lippert and John share one of Oklahoma's most inspiring sports AND life stories with you. It's the third episode of our new weekly OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program and podcast. Future episodes explore the great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History.
Prentice Gautt—first African-American to play football for the Oklahoma Sooners, two-time All-Conference player, Orange Bowl MVP, academic All-American.
Prentice Gautt, distinguished educator and Assistant Big 12 Conference Commissioner, receives his honorary doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.
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