Jordan and Caden Sterns grew up Texas fans in Cibolo. The older Sterns wanted to be a Longhorn.
“He was one of those guys who wished he could’ve come here and believed he should’ve played here,” Caden said.
The Texas freshman safety saw a lot of games in Stillwater while his older brother, Jordan, was tackling everything in sight for the Cowboys.
Caden was at the game in 2016 when Jordan snagged an interception from UT quarterback Shane Buechele. That was a plain dreadful day for Texas. The Cowboys blocked three extra points and steam-rolled their way to a 49-31 victory.
Jordan Sterns was an All-Big 12 pick for OSU and was initially picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.
Caden Sterns now gets to return to Stillwater this weekend wearing burnt orange while playing against “America’s brightest orange.” Jordan Sterns will be in the sold-out crowd, Caden said.
“You’ve obviously got the paddle people there, who are very loud,” Caden said. “It’s always a good environment to play up there.”
Sterns is currently sixth on the team with 26 tackles and a team-high four interceptions. Sterns and cornerback Kris Boyd were both named Jim Thorpe Award national semifinalists this week.
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