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Usually a Silent Leader, ‘Warrior’ Billy Bowman is Finding His Voice for Oklahoma’s Defense

The junior safety was voted a captain for the rest of the 2023 season this week, which is an indicator as he evolution off the field as a leader for the Sooners.

NORMAN — As Billy Bowman sat up in the end zone, LaVell Edwards Stadium sat in stunned silence.

The Oklahoma safety avoided disaster, picking off BYU quarterback Jake Retzlaff’s pass and outracing him 100 yards for a pick six, quelling the building wall of noise in Provo.

In a way, it was fitting.

Bowman, who carries himself with a quiet confidence, is a man of action. He primarily leads with his work instead of his words, and he basked in the silence after a game-changing play to help the Sooners top the Cougars 31-24.

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