Stanford added a big piece to its defense Thursday as the Cardinal announced that former Oklahoma safety Patrick Fields has enrolled in graduate school as a transfer. Fields was a three-year starter for the Sooners and received honorable mention All-Big 12 honors for the 2021 season.
He also earned multiple academic awards at Oklahoma, including Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2019 and 2021 as well as the conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award in 2020. Stanford said Fields already owns bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oklahoma and has enrolled in the university’s management science and engineering program.
“We are excited for Patrick to join our program,” coach David Shaw said in a press release. “He brings maturity, high character, and the experience of playing the game at a high level.”
“This Stanford journey began back in 2017 when Coach Akina came to visit me at my high school,” Fields added in the release. “Since then, I always knew I wanted to be a Cardinal. My passion for Stanford is greater than words could explain. I took a PhD level Mathematical Economics course at OU just so I could receive the math prerequisite for the MS&E program.