Sam Bradford donates $500K to Oklahoma dorm project

Sam Bradford decided to give back to his alma mater in a big way.

The St. Louis Rams' quarterback gave $500,000 to the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department to support the construction of a student housing facility.

"My experience at Oklahoma made it possible for me to realize my dreams," Bradford said in a press release. "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."

Bradford played at Oklahoma from 2006 to 2009, winning the Heisman Trophy and leading the Sooners to the National Championship Game in 2008. He left as the school's all-time leader in passing yardage and became the No. 1 overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.

"Sam Bradford's gift is deeply appreciated," University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren said. "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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