Prior to kickoff between Baylor and Oklahoma, former Pro Bowl safety Roy Williams went on social media to share a few words of encouragement for his alma mater.
Before having a solid NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys, the talented defensive back an All-American at Oklahoma. Williams was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year back in 2001.
Obviously his playing days are over, but that doesn’t stop the former Jim Thorpe Award winner from keeping a close eye on the Sooners.
With the Big 12 title on the line in Texas this afternoon, Williams wants to see his former team capture yet another conference championship.
“Finish it out OU Football,” Williams wrote on Twitter. “Keep carrying that torch Oklahoma Strong.”
Check it out:
We’ve started of the 2000’s holding this trophy 🏆 we do this we ain’t new to this. Finish it out @OU_Football keep carrying that torch 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾 Oklahoma Strong #Boomer #Defensewinschampionships pic.twitter.com/kn6M4UQte6
— roy williams (@roywilliams31) December 7, 2019
The Big 12 Championship is officially underway at AT&T Stadium.
Oklahoma needs a win over Baylor to keep its postseason hopes alive. Lincoln Riley is seeking his third consecutive appearance in the College Football Playoff.
Jalen Hurts and the Sooners struck first, as running back Kennedy Brooks scored the opening touchdown of the game.
You can watch the Big 12 Championship on ABC.