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Sam Bradford knows how to win.
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, where he starred in not only football, but basketball and golf as well, Sam is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and listed on the tribe’s rolls.
After securing the starting quarterback role for the 2007 Sooners team as a freshman, Sam smashed record after record up and down the gridiron. His power, poise and skill accompanied him through his years as a Sooner. In 2008, as a Redshirt sophomore, Bradford became the second sophomore, and the first Native American player, to capture the Heisman Trophy. Bradford’s record-breaking statistics as a passer paralleled his outstanding academic honors.
Bradford’s Cherokee Indian heritage is a source of inspiration in a state that is home to a quarter of a million American Indians. A humble leader, Bradford was the first overall pick for the 2010 NFL draft and is now a quarterback for the St. Louis Rams–where he has posted one of the most productive seasons by a rookie quarterback in NFL history.
Sam is a tremendous inspiration and holds the power to change lives through his own inspiring example.