Steve Owens to be honored at halftime of Oklahoma game vs. West Virginia

via Oklahoma sports information:

Steve Owens, who 50 years ago ran for 1,523 yards and set a University of Oklahoma single-season record with 23 rushing touchdowns en route to winning OU’s second Heisman Trophy, will be honored at halftime of the Sooners’ 11 a.m. game against West Virginia on Saturday.

Rob Whalen, executive director of the Heisman Trophy Trust, will present Owens with a 50th anniversary Heisman plaque during an on-field ceremony at the beginning of halftime.

The 1969 Heisman Trophy winner and former OU athletics director will also sign autographs Saturday when the Nissan Heisman House makes a tour stop in Norman. The Heisman House, which will be open from 8 to 11 a.m., will be located at Niemann Field, which is at the intersection of Jenkins Avenue and 4th Street (just south of the Jenkins Avenue Parking Facility).

Owens will appear from 9 to 10:30 a.m., participating in a chalk talk session with ESPN’s Mike Golic Jr. and a photo session with fans.

Fans also will have the opportunity to:

  • Take a picture with the Heisman Trophy, the most prestigious award in college football
  • Win Heisman-themed prizes by participating in interactive games and sharing the experience on social media
  • Race to the finish line against a Heisman winner in the Nissan Heisman House Dash, a digital game that puts fans in the driver’s seat of a Nissan Rogue
  • Strap on a headset in the Armchair Quarterback Virtual Reality Experience, as fans interactively spot their targets to determine the outcome on the game’s final drive
  • Watch live interviews between ESPN talent and some of college football’s most outstanding players
  • Participate in a photo session with gridiron greats
  • Customize a Nissan Rogue in their team colors, while exploring the features of Nissan Intelligent Mobility