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Oklahoma State to Induct Bob Fenimore into Ring of Honor

The Blond Bomber will be inducted Oct. 8.



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The next number to go alongside Thurman Thomas’ 34 and Barry Sanders’ 21 will be Bob Fenimore’s 55.

Oklahoma State announced Wednesday that the program will induct Bob Fenimore into its Ring of Honor on Oct. 8 during the Cowboys’ game against Texas Tech.

Fenimore was a two-time All-American at Oklahoma State and a member of the 1945 Sugar Bowl-winning squad (that was later awarded the national championship). Fenimore had 4,627 yards of total offense during his career. He led the nation in that stat in 1945 with 1,641 yards, and his 1,119 rushing yards also led the country that season.

But the Blond Bomber wasn’t just a runner. He finished seventh in the country in punting in 1945, and his 18 career interceptions are still a program record.

After a stellar college career, Fenimore was the No. 1 pick in the 1947 NFL Draft, going to the Chicago Bears. Fenimore was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972. He died in 2010 at 84 years old.

“Bob Fenimore was one of the greatest players to ever play at Oklahoma State,” OSU football coach Mike Gundy said. “It was obviously a different era of the game than what we see today, but the way he dominated in every facet was unbelievable. He was a No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick and our greatest player of that era. His place in the Ring of Honor is as well-deserved as any player in the history of the school.”

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