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Tom Wort plays well, honors Box

Wearing the jersey of his late teammate, Wort comes through for OU

Updated: September 4, 2011, 1:11 PM ET
By Brandon Chatmon | SoonerNation

NORMAN, Okla. -- When Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables looked at the middle linebacker spot during the Sooners' 47-14 win Saturday night over Tulsa at Owen Field, he saw a familiar No. 12 lining up in the position.

Yet it was the wrong person wearing it.

Linebacker Tom Wort wore the No. 12 against Tulsa to honor Austin Box, the Sooners' middle linebacker who passed away in May.

"It was [weird]," Venables said. "I'd be lying if I said it wasn't."

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