I first heard about Sooners Helping Sooners through Tinker and Steve Owens and after being introduced I was brought in for an interview. I never knew my life would be entirely changed by the SHS staff that was so eager to help me and other former student athletes.
With the opportunities that SHS provided, I was able to transform my life with an incredible job and developed a network of people I can turn to at any time. A huge THANK YOU to the entire Sooners Helping Sooners organization including Jerry Pettibone, Jay O’Neal and Pam Kelleher and all of those working behind the scenes who allowed me a voice and a place to display my skills in front of business professionals and companies alike.
Similar to my career in football, SHS took a chance on me and I was able to succeed due to the fact that I had these amazing people in my corner. Thanks to this incredible experience my life is forever changed. I am inspired by Sooners Helping Sooners and one day plan to give back to the people who have provided me with the opportunity that changed everything. I encourage all former athletes who feel as though they have no other option to give SHS a call.
Riley was recommended to Sooners Helping Sooners, Inc. by Tinker Owens, who is on the SHS Advisory Board, in April, 2017. Riley came to the SHS office to interview and made a very positive impression. We recommended Riley to Highridge Consulting Services in Prague, Oklahoma. Riley interviewed and was hired. He started out as a CIS wire roller and has been promoted twice since then. He is currently a CIS crew leader.
Riley graduated from Norman North High School. He was a member of the OU football team from 2013 to 2016. During that time he was a part of the 2015 and 2016 Big XII Championship teams. He was voted the Scout Team Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016. Riley was on the OU President’s Honor Roll and graduated with distinction with a degree in Human Relations in May, 2016.