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Carl Cabbiness


Season   Att Yards TD Long Y/A 100Y 200Y
1987 JR 1 7 0 7 7.0 0 0
1988 SR 1 13 0 13 13.0 0 0
Totals 2 20 0 13 10.0 0 0


Season   Rec Yards TD Long Y/R 100Y 200Y
1986 SO 6 110 1 58 18.3 0 0
1987 JR 10 235 3 49 23.5 0 0
1988 SR 6 130 1 35 21.7 0 0
Totals 22 475 5 58 21.6 0 0

* Stats have not been updated with bowl stats or validated that they already are bowl-inclusive.

Roster Info

Season Class # Pos Ht Wt
1986 SO 83 SE 6-1 190
1987 JR 83 SE 6-1 190
1988 SR 83 SE 6-1 207

Personal Info

First Name: Carl
Middle Name: Owen
Last Name: Cabbiness, II
Common Name:
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
High School: Union
Birth Date/Place: February 11, 1966 in Los Angeles, CA
Death Date/Place: October 4, 2018 in Norman, OK (age 52)
Related To: Chris (brother)

Carl Owen Cabbiness, II, of Norman, passed away October 4, 2018, at the age of 52. He was born February 11, 1966, in Los Angeles, CA, to Carl Owen & Sue Ann (Bousman) Cabbiness.

Carl graduated from Union High School, Class of 1984, where he played wide receiver on the football team. Carl walked on the University of Oklahoma football program and went on to be a starting wide receiver for Coach Barry Switzer and scored the game-changing touchdown against the Texas Longhorns in the 1987 Cotton Bowl. Carl went on to graduate from Oklahoma University in December of 1989 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, and then went on to receive his MBA. He was in pharmaceutical sales most of his working career. He was very outgoing and he had a kind and loving heart with a charismatic personality. When it came to politics, Carl was to the right and you always knew where he stood on issues. Carl was a long-time member of McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church in Norman. Carl enjoyed working on hot rods and he had a 69 Chevelle, that was his pride and joy. He enjoyed working outside and playing on his Nintendo. Carl also enjoyed reading and helping others. He enjoyed watching sports, “MASH,” “Seinfeld,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and “Friends.” Carl also enjoyed watching war movies and westerns with his dad. His first love was his Lord and Savior. He should be remembered as a very passionate man who cared for others.

Carl is survived by 4 children, Callie, Trey, Cale, and Cason Cabbiness, all of Norman; 1 brother, Chris Cabbiness & wife, Nikki, of Tulsa; and 2 nephews, Cade and Caton Cabbiness.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl & Sue Cabbiness. The family will receive friends and family from 6-8pm, Wednesday, October 10th, at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, Moore. The family suggests donations may be made to McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Outreach Program, 419 S. University Blvd., Norman, OK 73069 or Food & Shelter, 201 Reed Ave., Norman, OK 73071. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, OK.

Source: John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel


  • A (C) indicates that the player was a captain for that season (named before each game in 1982, 1995 through 1998, and 2022 to present).
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