Big 12 quarterbacks back in style with Super 58 matchup of Mahomes vs. Purdy

Big 12 quarterbacks back in style with Super 58 matchup of Mahomes vs. Purdy

The Jenni & Berry Show: Patrick Mahomes threw for 2,201 yards and 17 touchdowns in five college starts vs. OU & OSU but went 0-5 against the Oklahoma schools. Brock Purdy threw for 2,308 yards and 16 touchdowns against the Bedlam rivals but went 3-5. Now Mahomes and Purdy are the Super Bowl quarterbacks.

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

| Feb 8, 2024, 10:00am CST

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

Feb 8, 2024, 10:00am CST

Not everyone saw Patrick Mahomes’ greatness coming at Texas Tech. No one saw Iowa State’s Brock Purdy as an NFL quarterback. But now they meet in Super Bowl 58, having restored the Big 12’s QB tradition. 

Episode highlights:

1:40: Jenni Carlson on the Big 12 celebration over the Super Bowl quarterbacks

2:12: Berry Tramel on the glory days of Big 12 quarterbacking

4:30: Jenni Carlson on Patrick Mahomes’ potential longevity

8:58: Berry Tramel on the Chiefs being an exemplary franchise

10:16: Jenni Carlson on what Brock Purdy means to the 49ers

14:39: Berry Tramel on Mahomes’ and Purdy’s Big 12 days

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative director: Michael Lane

Social media: Bobby Howard

Director of Content: Mike Sherman

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Berry Tramel is a 45-year veteran of Oklahoma journalism, having spent 13 years at the Norman Transcript and 32 years at The Oklahoman. He has been named Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Born and raised in Norman, Tramel grew up reading four newspapers a day and began his career at age 17. His first assignment was the Lexington-Elmore City high school football game, and he’s enjoyed the journey ever since, having covered NBA Finals and Rose Bowls and everything in between. Tramel and his wife, Tricia, were married in 1980 and live in Norman near their daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters. Tramel can be reached at 405-760-8080 or at [email protected].

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