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Ink Wash on illustration board - Original Size: 16” x 20” - 1985-Personal Collection:   
This illustrates the strength that Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims displayed on the football field every Saturday for the Oklahoma Sooners. I wanted to depict his agility, drive and passion for the game he played so well. Whether it was outrunning the opposition; making a cut against a defender; or driving straight ahead carrying would be tacklers with him for extra yardage, he made it an exciting time to watch him play. With Billy (at the bottom of the illustration in the white uniform) lying on the ground indicates when he fumbled against Nebraska giving the Huskers the win at the end of the game. That moment didn’t define his career as he made many more spectacular and memorable moments on the field of play, but it captured the highs and lows of many aspects of life. He is one of five Heisman Trophy winners from the University of Oklahoma and if you didn’t know it, I’ve been a Sooner fan since 1949! “Boomer…” 
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