Yukon’s Conner Sudduth – Oklahoma Army National Guard Athlete of the Month

By Chad Waters 

A 2019 graduate and former student-athlete from Yukon High School, Conner Sudduth, recently decided to join the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

Sudduth, a four-year free safety for the Millers’ football team, is following his older brothers’ footsteps in serving the country.

“I’ve always been into the military,” Sudduth said. “I was looking at the Marines for years, and it just came to me that I wasn’t 100 percent sure what I wanted to make out of my career.”

Sudduth’s decision to join the Oklahoma Army National Guard was an easy one thanks to his brother’s Corey—who’s been in the Army for five years—and Codey—who’s been in the Marines for two years.

“They gave me tips to what it’s like and their opinions on it,” Sudduth said. “I was indecisive on being a fireman or joining the military, so I went with the National Guard. That way I’ll still be able to do whichever one I want, if not both.”

Along with football, Sudduth competed on the Millers’ track & field team as a pole vaulter, where he finished second at Regionals and qualified for State his senior season. He also wrestled at Yukon for two years.

Sudduth leaves for basic training this September at Ft. Jackson in South Carolina. Once he completes basic training, Sudduth will be stationed at Ft. Lee in Virginia, where he will be an aviation mechanic, mainly working on Blackhawk Helicopters.

Eventually, Suddath will decide to stay in the military full time or become a full-time fireman, like his brother Corey, who is a fireman in Del City.