Jim Littrell, the Sooner fullback who raised a Sooner fullback and OC

Jim Littrell, the Sooner fullback who raised a Sooner fullback and OC

The Berry Tramel Show: OU has had two perfect seasons since 1956. A Littrell started at fullback on both, 1974 and 2000, and now Seth Littrell is the Sooner offensive coordinator. Jim Littrell talks about his son.

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

| Dec 8, 2023, 9:00am CST

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

Dec 8, 2023, 9:00am CST

On the latest episode of The Berry Tramel Show,  I’m joined by Jim Littrell, who came out of Muskogee and started at fullback on Sooner national title teams in the 1970s. Then Littrell raised a son in Muskogee who also became a national-title-winning fullback at OU and now is the Sooner offensive coordinator. Jim Littrell talks about Seth’s journey from his father’s footsteps to replacing Jeff Lebby.

Among the topics covered:

(2:48) How the Littrell family came full circle with Seth’s hiring

(8:30)  How Jim Littrell became a Sooner

(17:27) Similarities between the fullbacking Littrells

(20:11) Why the Littrels don’t talk much about football: “I try not to look real stupid in front of my son.”

Berry Tramel can be reached on Twitter/X, Instagram or via email at [email protected].

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Berry Tramel is a 45-year veteran of Oklahoma journalism, having spent 13 years at the Norman Transcript and 32 years at The Oklahoman. He has been named Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Born and raised in Norman, Tramel grew up reading four newspapers a day and began his career at age 17. His first assignment was the Lexington-Elmore City high school football game, and he’s enjoyed the journey ever since, having covered NBA Finals and Rose Bowls and everything in between. Tramel and his wife, Tricia, were married in 1980 and live in Norman near their daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters. Tramel can be reached at 405-760-8080 or at [email protected].

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