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OU wide receiver Dede Westbrook is ready for first Bedlam

OU wide receiver Dede Westbrook is ready for his first Bedlam showdown.

Bedlam is one of those games where you can’t really describe it. You have to go through it to understand what it’s all about.

The only silver lining for Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook is he’s already gone through this once before with OU’s game against Texas. He didn’t understand the Red River Showdown, either, until he was there in the Cotton Bowl.

That game, though, has left a lingering impression on him.

“That’s all it took for me,” Westbrook said. “The looks on those guys faces, to me, I never want to see myself or my teammates or brothers look like that again. I’m going to give it everything I got in Bedlam.”

Westbrook has had a better second half to the season, including a touchdown reception in the first half against TCU. Saturday also marked his birthday, and he said Sterling Shepard took him out for a nice birthday celebration on Campus Corner.

Westbrook wanted Ugg boots for his birthday. He got them and explained why.

“That was the coldest came I’ve ever been a part of,” Westbrook said. “I had three pairs of socks on and my ankles taped and my feet were still numb.”

Westbrook has earned a nice reputation as a family man as the father of two kids. Bedlam will no doubt replace TCU as the coldest came he’s ever been in. Will he make his family be there, too?

“My family is definitely going to be there,” Westbrook said. “Teeth-chattering ‘n all, but they’ll be there. They wouldn’t miss it.”


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