Digital Team
By Digital Team
Oklahoma Athletics
APRIL 18, 2018

1 Oklahoma Fan

Sooner Nation has spoken, and the #1OklahomaFan for 2018 is... Tim Rucker from Tulsa, Okla!

Congratulations Tim and thank you to everyone who voted! Tim will receive a VIP experience to an OU football game next fall. The shirt he designed and corresponding hat produced by Top of the World will be available at local retailers and later this summer.

Thanks again and Boomer Sooner!

Tim Rucker

Ever since going to my first OU football game vs. Texas Tech in 1994 with my dad and brother, I've been hooked on the Sooners!

I won a contest in high school to see who could go the longest wearing a different OU shirt on consecutive days (I got 5 full school weeks). In sports, I always painted my cleats silver so I could be like Joe Washington. Every year, I'm known as the crazy OU fan¯ in our neighborhood that puts an OU in Christmas lights on our roof and spray paints an OU design in our yard during football season.

I also have numerous superstitions to try and bring good fortune to the Sooners: I never miss watching an OU game and I always have an OU helmet pointed toward Norman for good luck. I made a deal with my friends in 2014 to grow my hair out for good luck until OU won a national championship. I didn't cut it for 3 and a half years, but I cut it this spring to reset and give Lincoln Riley a clean slate. In 2013, in an effort to break the curse against Notre Dame, I made a good luck coup stick (something Native American warriors would carry to symbolize their victories) before our game in South Bend. It has 7 feathers, one for each national championship, and I'd love to add more! The coup stick sits next to the helmet during OU games. I always wear my Samaje Perine jersey during OU games.

Lastly, I'm passing my fandom along to my daughter, who we named Sterling after one of our favorite Sooners ever, Sterling Shepard. One of the first things we taught her was to pump her fist and say "Yeah!"¯ when we said "Boomer Sooner!" My friends and family would all say I should be considered the #1OklahomaFan

The OU Athletics Department is partnering with IMG College Licensing and Top of the World to present this year's #1OklahomaFan contest. Please continue to check back at for the latest updates.



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