OU Fan Who Stopped Assault Meets Football Team
NORMAN, Oklahoma - It's been almost a week since Trent Kreslins decided to step in after seeing a man hit a woman on the street before last weekend's OU-Texas game. A dangerous decision because of Trent's rare brittle bone disease. The argument left him with a concussion and a broken nose. It also forced him to watch the “Red River Rivalry” from a hospital bed instead of the stadium.
So when he got a call saying the team and Coach Bob Stoops wanted him to sit in for practice, he jumped at the chance.
“I'm so nervous dude! I'm not used to all this attention dude. I'm nervous man,” Kreslins said Thursday afternoon outside OU’s Everest Training Center on campus.
News 9 cameras weren't allowed inside for the meet but Stoops did come out to say why he thought the team should meet this fan they've heard so much about.
“They're loyal and great Sooner fans. I just appreciate their bravery, toughness, willingness to stick up for a person in need. Unfortunately, took a bad beating for it, but I'm sure they made a difference in someone else's life,” said Stoops.
After practice, Trent, who brought along his friend Zach Miller, said they've never been so close to the team they love.
“Being right on the field, seeing them all run through stuff it's the closest I've ever been period. it was awesome man,” he said.
They left with signed shirts, hats and a signed game ball. All were tokens of appreciation for what they did and what they represent for their team. A hero getting a chance to meet his own even if he won't admit that's what he is.
“I'm not a hero or anything. I was just trying to do the right thing man,” Kreslins said.