It was announced Monday, April 30, that former Oklahoma standout safety Roy Williams will be inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame for his performance against Arkansas in 2002.
Williams is known as arguably one of the greatest Sooners in Oklahoma history. Williams helped the Sooners to a national title in 2000, and had a historic performance against Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl in 2002. Williams racked up 6 tackles and 2 sacks against the Razorbacks. The Sooners’ defense as a whole held Arkansas to just 3 points and a total of 50 yards in a 10-3 win.
Williams was a 5-time pro bowler with the Dallas Cowboys and played 9 seasons in the NFL. He is remembered and revered for his fierce competiveness and huge play-making ability. It is only fitting that Williams be accepted into the Cotton Bowl HOF considering his accomplishments and the impact he had on that game against Arkansas. It’s a proud day to be a Sooner.