Note: Starting May 1st and continuing for the 123 days leading up to the start of the 2011 college football season, "Project 1-2-3" will share pictures, videos and memorable moments from the last nine years of Special Spectators game day events.
The 2010 Special Spectators game day event at Oklahoma State featured a growing friendship between a young cancer patient and an All-American football player.
Ten year old, Olivia Hamilton, first met Cowboy wide receiver, Justin Blackmon during a Coaches vs. Cancer event during the previous basketball season. The third grader from Sperry, Oklahoma immediately became one of Justin's biggest fans even before his breakout sophomore season.
In preparation for her big day at Boone Pickens Stadium, Olivia made a sign for her favorite Cowboy and left it, along with a personalized silicone bracelet, in his locker. Blackmon also made a point of stopping to talk to his biggest fan during the early stages of "The Walk".
Turns out the gifts in the locker provided quite the inspiration as Blackmon had six catches for 174 yards and three touchdowns on his way to winning the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's best wide receiver in 2010.
And what did Olivia discover when she found her friend on the field to sing the school's Alma Mater? Justin wore her bracelet during the game.