Oklahoma football’s spring scrimmage on Saturday afternoon featured no shortage of competition on the playing field at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
It also provided a chance for the team to give one young man the thrill of a lifetime at the conclusion of the game.
James Woods, a patient at OU Children’s Hospital in nearby Oklahoma City, was granted his dream of lining up in the Sooners backfield on Saturday. Woods, 15, suffers from a rare brain tumor — thus preventing him from playing football.
And that set the stage for an incredible moment when Woods took a handoff from Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray 29 yards up the middle for a touchdown. Within seconds of the score, the rest of the team was celebrating with him in the end zone.
OU Children’s Hospital patient scores TD for Sooners
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) April 14, 2018
And moments like those are why we love sports.
Oklahoma football will go for its fourth straight Big 12 title this fall. But regardless of how the season pans out, the Sooners are already winning where it truly counts — as seen on Saturday afternoon.