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High Noon Highlights(10/23): How the throwback uniforms came to be, Ateman to get chance with Oakland

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How the 1988 throwback jerseys came to be:

*Editors note:this is a paid article, however you can get a free 7-day trial and read the full article. I also highly recommend a Oklahoman subscription.

The Oklahoman’s Nathan Ruiz came out with a fantastic article after the Homecoming throwback uniforms were released. Ruiz talks about how this has been in the works since Justin Williams was named director of football equipment operations in May of 2017.

“There’s no doubt in my mind he’s the greatest running back of all time, so to have an opportunity to honor him this way is fantastic.”

The uniforms are a modern take on what the Cowboys wore in 1988, when Sanders became the star of college football by rushing for 2,850 yards and 42 touchdowns, both of which remain NCAA records. The pattern, color scheme and fonts are identical, with OSU’s white helmets featuring an orange throwback brand logo, which Williams and his staff call the “bubble” logo.

With Amari Cooper being traded to the Cowboys, Marcell Ateman might get a chance to start:

Yesterday it was announced that Amari Cooper would be traded for a first round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. With that said Pro Football Talk is reporting that former Oklahoma State wide receiver Marcell Ateman has been promoted from the practice squad to fill Cooper’s spot. You’ll be seeing a lot more of Ateman on Sundays.

Interview with Marcus Watson:

After his commitment on Sunday, Marcus Watson sat down with to talk about why he chose Oklahoma State and more.

Q: Where did you decide to play and why?

Watson: I chose Oklahoma State due to the fact that coach Mike is a coach that I can trust. He’s never told me something that, this is what you got. You have to come here and earn it, and I have the utmost respect for him. I’ve learned that nothing in life is going to be given to you, you have to come get what you want. And he said you have to come here and earn your spot and work hard. Just do what you’re supposed to do and you’ll have success in our program. He never tried to sell the program too me. He was honest and the whole nine. He did everything the right way. He’s a coach I can trust and I know I want to play for.

That’s all for today folks, have a fabulous Tuesday!