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Bills undrafted LB Striker receives award

Posted by Chris Brown on May 3, 2016 – 10:12 am

Bills undrafted rookie LB Erik Striker was formally presented with the Otis Sullivant award on the Oklahoma University campus Monday.

Named the award’s 15th recipient last month, Striker was the first student to ever receive it according to the OU Daily. The Sooners pass rusher was given the award based on his leadership during the Sigma Alpha Epsilon incident in March 2015. Striker spearheaded discussions on diversity and helped to open dialogue between student leaders and SAE Chapter Officers and the Oklahoma University President.

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“Eric Striker is a good choice,” said Molly Shi Boren, wife of University President David Boren in a press release last month. “As a student leader he has truly helped to build a stronger sense of community and family on campus. He has many times demonstrated the moral courage to speak out against injustice both on campus and in the broader society. This award is being presented to Eric not as a student athlete but as a student leader who has outstanding personal qualities.”

OU began awarding the Sullivant Award in 2001 to someone on campus who exhibits “keen perceptivity, manifests intuitiveness, instant comprehension and empathy.”


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