NFL DRAFT 2010: Sam Bradford Becomes Face of the Franchise in St. Louis

April 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

ST. LOUIS—Sam Bradford grew up a fan of Troy Aikman.
Now he’ll wear his number.
Handed No. 8 by the St. Louis Rams, the former Oklahoma quarterback and No. 1 overall pick Thursday night in the NFL draft, was introduced to the St. Louis media Friday at Rams Park.
"I grew up in Oklahoma City, not too far from Dallas, and I watched Aikman play quite a bit. I definitely knew that he wore that," Bradford said of the Hall of Fame Cowboys quarterback who grew up in Oklahoma and attended the University of Oklahoma before transferring to UCLA following his freshman year.
"That was pretty cool," Bradford said of receiving his new jersey. "They showed it to me upstairs, and I actually signed some autographs with eight on it for the first time. It’s been awhile since I haven’t worn 14, so it’s a little different. It’s still going to take some time to sink in."
It took awhile for the realization that he was the No. 1 pick to si...

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