Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 6/24/12

Sam Bradford graduated two years ago with a degree in finance, but the University of Oklahoma still is a big part of his life. So much so that the Rams quarterback and former first-overall pick dropped half a million bucks on campus renovations.

Per the Greater Tulsa Reporter, Bradford donated $500,000 to the OU athletic department, helping to fund the construction of Headington Hall, a new dorm facility that will open in the fall of 2013.

“My experience at Oklahoma made it possible for me to realize my dreams,” said Bradford. “The coaches, the academic environment and every aspect of being a student-athlete at OU made me a better person. I am honored to give back to a program that did so much for me and hope that in some way this contribution can make it possible for those who follow me to enjoy the same kind of experience I did as a Sooner.”

In honor of his generous contribution, the interior of the new state-of-the-art dining hall will be named “The Sam Bradford Training Table.” That’s the least they could do for the 24-year-old, according to OU President David L. Boren.

“Sam Bradford’s gift is deeply appreciated,” said Boren. “It will help many future participants in OU’s athletics program. Gifts like Sam’s also set an important example for others who have played on our teams in the past.”

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