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OU football: Ace Gutowsky is state's best home-grown NFL running back

The state of Oklahoma has quite a football reputation. Well-deserved. And it goes beyond just the Sooners or the Cowboys. Our pedigree is strong for producing NFL players, too.

Troy Aikman, Lee Roy Selmon and Will Shields have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame, coming out of Oklahoma high schools. Others have had stalwart careers.

But there’s one position that’s rather lacking. Running back. Not a ton of Oklahoma-produced running backs have excelled in the NFL.

In fact, the best Oklahoma high school-produced running back in NFL history played at Kingfisher High School almost a century ago.