WATCH: Identical Thompson twins take next step toward lifelong goal of playing at OSU

WATCH: Identical Thompson twins take next step toward lifelong goal of playing at OSU

Two on OSU: Heston and Holden Thompson turned down track scholarships at OSU to play football. They would be the latest twins to play for the Cowboys.

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

| Dec 21, 2023, 6:07pm CST

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

Dec 21, 2023, 6:07pm CST

After starring at Stillwater’s Pioneer Stadium, Heston and Holden Thompson will get to play in the bigger stadium right down the road.

Heston and Holden are identical twins at Stillwater High School who received preferred walk-on offers to play at OSU next season. Holden is older by three minutes. The brothers are best friends with similar interests, but different positions.

Holden is a running back who rushed for 2,167 yards this year, a Stillwater single-season record. He also played a little linebacker in certain packages for the Pioneers on defense. 

Heston, a receiver and defensive back, had an ankle injury cut his senior season short but caught 79 passes for 19 touchdowns as a junior last season.

The Thompsons were integral pieces to the Stillwater High team that advanced to the state championship game this season. Holden had 199 rushing yards on 35 carries in Stillwater’s 28-26 loss against Muskogee in the 6A-II title game.

Both twins are accomplished sprinters who turned down track scholarships at OSU to accomplish their dream of playing football in Boone Pickens Stadium. 

They joined Ben and me on the show to talk about their football careers (3:17), track background (2:19), the moment they accomplished their goal of getting offers to walk-on at OSU (9:29) and their Pioneers teammates also playing at OSU next season (32:17). 

The conversation closes with a conversation about the bizarre things that identical twins get asked (13:32) and a “How well do you know your twin” quiz competition (20:35).

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative Director: Michael Lane

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Sam Hutchens covers Oklahoma State sport for Sellout Crowd. He interned for The Stillwater News Press in 2021 and The Guthrie News Leader in 2022, where he won a first-place OPA award for in-depth reporting. He has also covered sports in southwest Oklahoma for The Lawton Constitution. He strives to tell you the OSU sports stories that you want to tell your friends about. You can email him at [email protected] and connect on Twitter (X) @Sam_Hutchens_

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