Wes Welker on his football career and devotion to OKC youth through Fields & Futures

Wes Welker on his football career and devotion to OKC youth through Fields & Futures

The former Heritage Hall, Texas Tech and NFL star receiver joins me on this special Fields & Future “Huddle Up” to discuss the organization’s nearly two decades of service in creating opportunities in sports for Oklahoma City youth.

Sam Mayes

By Sam Mayes

| Dec 5, 2023, 7:00am CST

Sam Mayes

By Sam Mayes

Dec 5, 2023, 7:00am CST

Wes Welker revolutionized the slot wide receiver position during his 12-year NFL career. He’s spent almost twice that long changing the lives of kids around Oklahoma City as part of Fields & Futures.

Welker, currently the wide receivers coach for the Miami Dolphins, joined me for this special Fields & Futures “Huddle Up” to discuss the origins of the Wes Welker Foundation and the important work of creating opportunities in sports for a generation of young people in Oklahoma City. This episode is sponsored by Glenna & Richard Tanenbaum.

Among the other topics we discussed:

*When Wes and I faced each other in college football (6:32)

*What it was like to play for the late Mike Leach (7:45)

*Wes’ favorite quarterback he caught a pass from. (12:27)

*Wes’ thoughts about Tom Brady winning a Super Bowl one year after leaving New England (13:43)

*What it’s like to be on HBO’s Hard Knocks: In Season with the Miami Dolphins. (16:15)

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Sam Mayes grew up in Ohio, was an All-American lineman at Oklahoma State and has lived in Oklahoma for 20 years. With insights from his playing days, Sam started his broadcasting journey at Triple Play Sports Radio in 2007. He later joined the Sports Animal, and then 107.7 The Franchise. While passionate about football, Sam's involvement with Fields & Futures since 2015 showcases his dedication to using sports for community building in Oklahoma. Off-air, Sam cherishes time with his fiancée, their five kids, and his schnauzer, Scout.

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