Derick Dillard has a good head on his shoulders, and it weighs forty-five pounds. As Pistol Pete, the Oklahoma State University mascot, he carries a heavy load, in more than one sense. Growing up in Rogers, Arkansas, he was never short on school spirit, playing in the high school band and staying active in various sports. His home was full of Pistol Pete and OSU memorabilia, as his father was also Pistol Pete in the '70s, making them the first and only father-son set of Petes. After he graduated from high school in 2007, Derick enrolled at OSU.
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Derick Dillard was interviewed April 19, 2010 as part of the O-STATE Stories Oral History Project.
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