Top 10 Features of 2016

Digital Team
By Digital Team
Oklahoma Athletics
DECEMBER 26, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we count down our top 10 features from the past year. Stay tuned throughout the week as we release more.

#1: A Fearless Heart

From not knowing if he would ever play football again to starting every Big 12 game as a true freshman, Jordan Parker is fearless because he has had to be. Read | Watch

#2: A Dad & Daughter's Dream

Darin Arnold lost his battle with leukemia on July 30, 2015, but not before getting to witness he and his daughter Kelsey's dream come to fruition. Watch

#3: Carrying Honor

When Jake Dalton took the floor at the Olympics in August, he carried a very special flag with him. The story of his bond with an American hero. Read | Watch

#4: Back Home with a Purpose

Christian James is playing back at home in Houston, Texas, during the Final Four and he's playing with a purpose. He will be playing in honor of his three friends from high school lost last weekend in a fatal car accident. Watch

#5: New Role, Same Attitude

Caren Nelson's career came to an end much earlier than she'd planned after she suffered multiple concussions. While she will never score another goal for the Sooners, she hasn't quit being a driving force for Oklahoma soccer. Watch

#6: Connected for Life

Curtis Kingfisher will always carry a piece of former OU softball player Mariee Mena with him. Read | Watch

#7: Carrying a Legacy

Bob Kalsu gave up a bright football career to serve and ultimately sacrifice his life for his country. This season, the OU women's golf team honors him. Read | Watch

#8: Proven the Hard Way

When the walk-on snaps the ball to a walk-on, who received the play call from a walk-on, three dreams are coming true. Watch

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#9: Standing Tall

We all see life from a certain perspective, but the view for Oklahoma's freshman center Nancy Mulkey is quite different than most. Watch

#10: Through the Eyes of a Special Spectator

Three really awesome days, spent with three of the best teams in the world, as told by Maddy Hunt, a cancer survivor and Special Spectator of the Sooners. Watch



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