Stoops, Welker to be honored at banquet

Associated Press - February 1, 2008 12:45 PM ET

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops and New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker are among the honorees at The March of Dimes 32nd annual Sports Headliner Banquet next month.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. March 12th at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Stoops is this year's Headliner Special following last year's season in which OU won the Big 12 Championship and played in the Fiesta Bowl.

Other honorees include: OU quarterback Sam Bradford, OSU head coach Mike Gundy, Colorado Rockies Matt Holiday, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Tulsa quarterback Paul Smith and Jenks football coach Allan Trimble.

The event will be hosted by 3-time Olympian and gold medal winner Bart Conner and his wife Nadia Comaneci, a 5-time gold medal winner.

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