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McAlester’s Dalton Wood commits to Sooners

Until the past couple weeks, McAlester senior Dalton Wood’s chances to play big-time college football didn’t look good — and through no fault of his own.

“Me and my family were starting to get worried,” Wood said. “Everyone has always said that I’ve got the potential to play D1, but I wasn’t getting any calls or any of that.”

Heart surgery to correct a rare birth defect cost Wood virtually his entire sophomore season. A midseason broken ankle meant missing most of his junior campaign. And all the while, he was playing quarterback, a position Wood knew he would never play at the next level.

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