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Class of 2005 Inductees

Between 1984 and 1987 Thomas became the career rushing leader for OSU with 897 rushing attempts for a total of 4,595 yards. In the NFL, Thomas became the all-time leading rusher in Buffalo Bills history with 11,938 yards and became the second leading receiver in Bill's history with 4,341 yards. A five-time pro bowler, he was voted the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1991. He is one of only three running backs to have over 400 career receptions combined with more than 10,000 yards rushing.

Mark Price 

Induction Sponsored by Emmanuel Baptist Church, Enid, OK

“Bullet Joe”, was a pitcher and outfielder for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Baseball Leagues from 1920 to 1938. He won more games than any other pitcher in Negro League history and compiled the fourth highest career batting average. Many of Rogan’s career statistics are incomplete, but Historians put his career record in the Negro Leagues at 151 wins and 65 losses, with a .348 batting average in 2039 at bats. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.

Thurman Thomas

Induction Sponsored by Oklahoma State University and Stillwater National Bank


L. Dale Mitchell

Induction Sponsored by the University of Oklahoma



Mark Price led the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring as a freshman point guard at Georgia Tech. He made the All-Conference team three times and ended his career at Georgia Tech as their second all-time scorer. During his 12-year career in the NBA, Price scored over 10,000 points and became the best career free throw shooter in NBA history at 90.4%. He also made over 40% of the three-point shots. A four-time NBA All-Star, Price averaged 15.2 points and 6.7 assists per game over his career. He finished his career with 860 steals.

Barry Sanders 

Induction Sponsored by Oklahoma State University and Stillwater National Bank

Barry Sanders set thirteen NCAA career records, including yards gained (2,628), rushing yards per game (238.9), touchdowns (39), and touchdowns rushing (37). He went on to win the 1988 Heisman Trophy during his junior season at Oklahoma State University. Sanders played his entire ten-year NFL career for the Lions, and was the first NFL running back to gain more than 1,000 yards in 10 consecutive seasons. He also was the first to rush for more than 1,500 yards in five different seasons. Sanders retired in 1999 as the number three all-time rusher in NFL history

Dale Mitchell was the greatest hitter to ever play baseball for the University of Oklahoma. His college batting average was .467, and he hit .507 during his senior season. He played just over ten years with the Cleveland Indians and finished his professional career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Mitchell finished with a career batting average of .312, with 41 home runs, 403 runs batted in and only 119 strikeouts in 3,984 at bats.

"Bullet" Joe Rogan

Induction Sponsored by INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation


J.D. Martin was a track star at the University of Oklahoma, where he won the NCAA pole vault title in 1960. Martin won a gold medal at the 1963 Pan American Games. He returned to OU to coach track and cross country in 1964, and served in that capacity until 1997. During his tenure at OU he coached twenty-two individual national champions, 171 All-Americans and won multiple conference champions. He also led the Sooners to six top-five NCAA finishes and two of his runners earned Olympic gold medals.

J.D. Martin

Induction Sponsored by the University of Oklahoma