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Where is the Selmon’s Statue on OU’s campus? Let’s get with it Joe C……..

Reminder to all Oklahoma Sooner fans of the greatness of Leroy Selmon and his two brothers, Lucious and Dewey.  As much as the great Heisman Trophy winners are honored by the University in the “Heisman Park”, the three Selmon’s from Eufulala, OK have been overlooked and they too need a statue in their honor somewhere on the campus in Norman, too.

Anyone that wants to argue that Leroy Selmon was not as great an Oklahoma football player in the history of the school, including those honored with statues in OU’s Heisman Park would be just plum crazy.  Many will argue that number 93 was the greatest Sooner ever to play, football or any sport at the school.  Add the fact that brothers Lucious and Dewey were just notches below Leroy on the ability continuum, and that all three started on the defensive line in 1972, the university needs to recognize all three with their own statue.  OU was in fact 54 wins and 3 loses with a Selmon on the field.

Will OU Athletic Director Joe Castiglione ever see the light and make the move before Dewey and Lucious take there place with Leroy in the hereafter?  Deserving, the brothers need to be recognized as much as any Sooner players, and that honor needs to take shape, “sooner” than later.


That is my take sports fans.

Tampa Bay honors Leroy Selmon with statue…OU, what are you waiting for? The new Lee Roy Selmon statue at the corner of E, Brorein St. and Florida Ave. in downtown Tampa on June 7, 2019. (DIRK SHADD | Times)




Feature Photo:   (Malcolm Emmons, USA TODAY Sports)

About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

2 Responses to “Where is the Selmon’s Statue on OU’s campus? Let’s get with it Joe C……..”

  1. Tom Lawson
    May 21, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I’m sure it was a typo but Lee Roy wore #93 at OU not #98. 98 was Lucious’ number.

  2. May 21, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    My editor has been fired….thanks Tom.

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