Why OU’s Ethan Downs reminds me of OSU teammate Kevin Williams

Why OU’s Ethan Downs reminds me of OSU teammate Kevin Williams

In the Trenches: What I saw from Downs versus Texas looks like what I saw from a teammate who became a multiple-time NFL All-Pro.

Sam Mayes

By Sam Mayes

| Oct 12, 2023, 3:26pm CDT

Sam Mayes

By Sam Mayes

Oct 12, 2023, 3:26pm CDT

In this dissection of the Oklahoma Sooners, I share what I see as undeniable guarantees each time they step onto the field. Also, I draw a parallel between Ethan Downs’ heroics in the Red River Rivalry and the performance of my former Oklahoma State teammate, Kevin Williams, against Nebraska in 2002. 

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove, Michael Martin 

Creative Director: Michael Lane 

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Sam Mayes grew up in Ohio, was an All-American lineman at Oklahoma State and has lived in Oklahoma for 20 years. With insights from his playing days, Sam started his broadcasting journey at Triple Play Sports Radio in 2007. He later joined the Sports Animal, and then 107.7 The Franchise. While passionate about football, Sam's involvement with Fields & Futures since 2015 showcases his dedication to using sports for community building in Oklahoma. Off-air, Sam cherishes time with his fiancée, their five kids, and his schnauzer, Scout.

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