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Bud Wilkinson

Twelve players and an assistant coach became violently ill after eating fruit cocktails that seemed to be served to specific individuals. The starting quarterback and both starting halfbacks, along with four other players, were hospitalized.

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Carroll, a graduate of Okemah High School, was an OU halfback in 1950 when he was called into duty for the Korean War. His departure prompted coach Bud Wilkinson to move sophomore Billy Vessels to offense, and Vessels eventually won the 1952 Heisman Trophy.

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