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Sooners Select Right Candidate to Honor Box

OU linebacker Tom Wort

NORMAN, Okla. — Head coach Bob Stoops announced this morning that middle linebacker Tom Wort will honor the late Austin Box by being the first Sooner to wear his No. 12 this year, and that is the appropriate choice for a number of reasons.

First, Wort is one of the guys on the team who knew him the best. Not only is he a member of this defense, but the two worked together at the same position. Box and Wort figured to share time at MIKE this year. Because of that, the two were inevitably closer. "I mean, I feel like I lost a friend more than I lost a teammate," Box said earlier this camp. "It definitely makes the guys come... Recommended Stories

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