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Oklahoma DB Pat Fields Named Finalist for Pop Warner College Football Award

NCAA Football: South Dakota at Oklahoma

Oklahoma safety Pat Fields has been named a finalist for the Pop Warner College Football Award, which is presented annually to a senior that makes a difference on the field, in the classroom, and in their community – serving as a role model to Pop Warner’s young student-athletes.

He is joined by Sean Clifford (Penn State QB), James Empey (BYU Center), Elijah Hicks (Cal Safety), Joshua Paschal (Kentucky DE), and Shea Pitts (UCLA DB) as finalists for the award.


This is the fourth national collegiate award that Fields has been named a finalist for in 2021, as has also been named a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, the Wuerffel Trophy, and the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year.

Fields is one of the most decorated Sooners in history, as he had already been selected as a first-team Academic All-American and previously won the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, OU’s Dan Gibbens Outstanding Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, and the 2020 Cotton Bowl’s Dan S. Petty Scholar-Athlete Award.

Fields has been solid for the Sooners on the field as well, starting at safety for three seasons over 41 games. He has recorded 193 total tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 10 pass breakups, and three interceptions in that time.

Fields is expected to play in his final game for the Sooners against Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl on December 29th. He does have another year of eligibility remaining because of COVID-19, however, it doesn’t sound like he will return for 2022 at this point.

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