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Welcome From Head Coach Bob Stoops

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cincinnati (September 6 at Norman, Okla.)

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Welcome to one of the great traditions in all of sports, football at the University of Oklahoma. Our name is synonymous with the history and excellence of college football.

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TCU (September 27 at Norman, Okla.)

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texas (October 11 at Dallas, Texas)

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kansas (October 18 at Norman, Okla.)

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at kansas state (October 25 at Manhattan, Kan.)

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nebraska (November 1 at Norman, Okla.)

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BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP (December 6 at Kansas City, Mo.)

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It is that way because the Sooner program is as vibrant and pertinent today as it was 50 years ago. This is a place where the championships of the past are appreciated, but never do they obscure the pursuit of our next one.

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Success here creates a hunger for more; more success on the field, more success in the classroom and more success in life away from football. And the people here ask the right questions... How can we achieve more? How can we do it better? How can we help you reach your goals? The real winner in that scenario is the student-athlete. This environment inspires greatness and encourages excellence. It does so with an eye on compassion and friendliness, qualities that have long defined this university and the state of Oklahoma.

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I don’t believe there is a better situation in all of college football than the one that has been created right here in Norman. There is an unmistakable energy and yet a comfortable pace that co-exist on this campus. It is that atmosphere that allows us each year to strive for college football’s highest goals, to prepare for that next championship. We know that success here is judged by championships and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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David Bassity, Jason Matheson, Jared Thompson

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The guide was printed by OU Printing Services of Norman at no cost to the taxpayers of the state of Oklahoma. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer.

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The 2008 Oklahoma Football Guide was designed and produced by the OU Athletics Department in Norman, Okla., using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

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Kristin Conder, Brian Dude, Mitch Heckart, Drew Kirtley, Scott Matthews, Matt Montgomery, Craig Moran, Phillip Rogers, Sheridan Samples, Danny Sexton, Josh Tullius

PROJECT COORDINATORS Kenny Mossman, David Bassity

research assistance Mike Brooks, Debbie Copp

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An overview of the Oklahoma football tradition including seven national championships, 41 conference titles, 24 bowl victories, four Heisman winners, 64 major award winners, 144 All-Americans, player honors, Sooners in the NFL, OU-Texas, facilities, Sooner power, coaching staff, the university and academics.

The Oklahoma Athletics Media Relations Department provides complete services for media covering the Sooners throughout the year. View contact information, media instructions and policies, information on credentials and media availability for coaches, staff and student-athletes.

Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is one of America’s most recognized college football cathedrals. Situated on the east side of the Norman campus, this historical facility is the largest sports arena in the state and, following its recent expansion, now ranks among the 15 largest on-campus facilities in the nation.

Oklahoma opens the season against Chattanooga in Norman. A trip to Washington highlights the non-conference schedule with the 103rd OU-Texas game slated for the Cotton Bowl. Big 12 foes Kansas, Nebraska and Texas Tech visit Norman while OU travels to Baylor, Kansas State, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.

While some might dwell on early NFL departures, there are no tears being shed in Norman. The reason? The number of letterwinners returning in 2008, 40. Even more promosing is that 27 of the 40 return with starting experience including a number of double-digit starters.

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Season Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosters & Pronunciations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preseason Depth Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sooners at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opponent Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Player Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

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2007 Game Recaps & Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Overall Team Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Individual Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Awards & Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

HISTORY

Individual Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Team Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Longest Plays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Records by Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Season Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bowl Tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heisman Trophy Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Award Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Americans Under Stoops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Conference Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sooners in the NFL Draft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sooner Football All-Time Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Records & Championships at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prentice Gautt Academics Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . University President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU Athletics Department Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SoonerSports.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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OU Athletics Media Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media Information & Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maps & Directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stadium Information & Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Head Coach Bob Stoops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Coaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

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OU Football Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Sooner Football Tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Booming Sooners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 National Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Conference Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 National Award Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Sooners in the NFL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 National Attention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Bowl Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 OU-Texas Weekend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Football Time in Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Football Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Sooner Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Explosive Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Dominating Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Sooner Special Teams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Head Coach Bob Stoops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 OU Coaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 The University of Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Academic Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Sooners in the Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Norman & Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Big 12 Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

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Identifying and recruiting talent, coaching talent to play at its peak and preparing players for life after college, whether it be football or in the business world, nobody does it better than head coach Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma coaching staff.

When a team has 27 starters returning, it’s safe to say it has its fair share of top-notch talent stockpiled. A quick look at the preseason honors list confirms that. With a senior class that has played in three BCS bowl games in the last four years, this is a team that knows what it takes to get to college football’s big stage.

Any questions about the 2007 Oklahoma team were answered quickly with a strong start out of the gate. By season’s end, the squad marched to its fifth Big 12 title and became the first institution to capture back-toback conference crowns before playing in its second straight Fiesta Bowl.

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SOONER TRADITION History is one tough customer at Oklahoma. The tradition, so rich and so long-standing, is as daunting as it is impressive. To be among the best at Oklahoma is to be among the best in college football. Review complete statistics, award winners, player honors, letterwinners, bowl game tradition and NFL Sooners.

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SEASON BY SEASON The 2008 season will mark the 114th season of intercollegiate football at OU. The Sooners were playing football 12 years before Oklahoma became a state. Rarely has a football program and commonwealth enjoyed a more harmonious relationship that what exists in the Sooner state.

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Oklahoma Football History

Name of School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . University of Oklahoma Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman, Okla. Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1890 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,721 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sooners School Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crimson & Cream Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big 12 (South Division) School President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David L. Boren Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs and Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Castiglione School Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU.edu Athletics Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SoonerSports.com Conference Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big12sports.com

First Year of Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1895 (2008 is 114th season) All-Time Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 781-295-53 (.715) All-Time Conference Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421-134-22 (.749) All-Time Bowl Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-16-1 (.598)

Stadium Information

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Stadium Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Field Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Owen Field Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natural Grass Official Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82,112 First Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1923 First Game at Site . . . . . . . . . Oct. 20, 1923 (OU 62, Washington, Mo. 7) Largest Crowd . . . . . . . . . . . 85,357 on Sept. 8, 2007 (OU 51, Miami 13) Record at Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338-80-14 (.795) (1923-2007) Most Consecutive Wins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 (1947-1952)

Oklahoma Coaches & Staff

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Bob Stoops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (10th Season) Overall Record at OU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97-22 (.815) Brent Venables . . . . . . . . . . . . Assoc. Head Coach/Defensive Coord./LB Bobby Jack Wright . . . . . . . Asst. Head Coach/ Asst. Defensive Coord./DB Kevin Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator/TE/FB Cale Gundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recruiting Coordinator/RB Jay Norvell . . . . . . . . . . Asst. Offensive Coord./Passing Game Coord./WR Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach/QB James Patton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach/OL Jackie Shipp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach/DL Chris Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach/DE

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Offensive Lettermen Returning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Defensive Lettermen Returning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Specialist Lettermen Returning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Lettermen Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Players Redshirted in 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Juniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sophomores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Redshirt Freshmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . True Freshmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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2007 Final Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-3 Conference Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 (Big 12 Champions) Final Ranking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 8 (AP & USA Today Coaches)

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National Championships (AP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2000 1985 1975 1974 1956 1955 1950 National Championships (NCAA-Recognized) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2003 2000 1986 1985 1980 1978 1975 1974 1973 1967 1957 1956 1955 1953 1950 1949 Conference Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 2007 2006 2004 2002 2000 1987 1986 1985 1984 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1968 1967 1962 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946 1944 1943 1938 1920 1918 1915 Big 12 Conference Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2007 2006 2004 2002 2000 Bowl Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1994 1993 1991 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1972 1971 1970 1968 1967 1964 1962 1958 1957 1955 1953 1950 1949 1948 1946 1938 Bowl Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 2005 2002 2001 2000 1993 1991 1986 1985 1981 1980 1979 1978 1976 1975 1972 1971 1967 1958 1957 1955 1953 1949 1948 1946 Undefeated Seasons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2000 1974 1973 1956 1955 1954 1949 1920 1918 1915 1911 1898 1897 1896 10+ Win Seasons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 (No. 1 in the nation) 2007 2006 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1987 1986 1985 1980 1979 1978 1977 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1967 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1950 1949 1948 1938 1915 Most Consecutive Wins . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 1953-1957 (NCAA D1 Record) All-Time Points Scored . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,772 (No. 1 in Nation) All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 (63 Consensus) First-Team All-Conference Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428 Heisman Trophy Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 (2003, 1978, 1969, 1952) Years with OU Player in Heisman Top 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 National Award Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 All-Time NFL Draft Picks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331 (four No. 1 picks) All-Time First Round Picks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Sooners on Television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Games (171-87-5) First TV Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 8, 1952, on NBC vs. Notre Dame


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(1999-Present) . . . . . . . . . . 97-22 (.815) (1996-1998) . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-22 (.353) (1995) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5-1 (.500) (1989-1994) . . . . . . . . . . 44-23-2 (.652) (1973-1988) . . . . . . . . . 157-29-4 (.837) (1967-1972) . . . . . . . . . . 52-15-1 (.772) (1966) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 (.600) (1964-1965) . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11-1 (.452) (1947-1963) . . . . . . . . . 145-29-4 (.826) (1946) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3 (.727) (1941-1945) . . . . . . . . . . 27-18-3 (.594) (1937-1940) . . . . . . . . . . . 27-8-3 (.792) (1935-1936) . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6-3 (.583) (1932-1934) . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12-4 (.482) (1927-1931) . . . . . . . . . . 19-19-6 (.500) (1905-1926) . . . . . . . . 122-54-16 (.677) (1904) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3-1 (.563) (1902-1903) . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-7-3 (.595) (1901) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 (.600) (1897-1900) . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2-1 (.792) (1896) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 (1895) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 (.000)

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2000s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-17-0 (.841) 1990s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-51-3 (.543) 1980s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91-26-2 (.773) 1970s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-13-3 (.877) 1960s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-40-2 (.606) 1950s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93-10-2 (.895) 1940s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69-27-4 (.710) 1930s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-33-12 (.585) 1920s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-30-11 (.551) 1910s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65-20-6 (.747) 1900s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-26-8 (.647) 1890s (First season in 1895) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2-0 (.800) Overall 768-292-53 (.714)

Weeks Ranked Top 5 in AP Poll*

* First full season after WWII to present (1946-2007)

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* 954 Associated Press polls since service began in 1936.

HISTORY

1. Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 535-163-13 (.762) 2. Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495-162-20 (.747) 3. Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-180-9 (.733) 4. Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490-178-15 (.728) 5. Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501-196-11 (.714) 6. Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 497-207-10 (.703) 7. Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499-205-20 (.702) 8. Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470-201-14 (.696) 9. Southern Cal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480-202-23 (.696) 10. Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485-206-23 (.696)

1. Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. Southern Cal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. Florida State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10. Miami (Fla.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1. Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. Southern Cal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. Miami (Fla.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. Florida State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10. Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

THE SOONERS

Oklahoma Football by Decade

COACHING STAFF

Bob Stoops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Blake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Howard Schnellenberger . . . . . Gary Gibbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Switzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Fairbanks . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Mackenzie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gomer Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bud Wilkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Tatum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey Luster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Stidham . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . Lewie Hardage . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adrian Lindsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bennie Owen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Ewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark McMahon . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vernon Parrington . . . . . . . . . . . No Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Harts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Oklahoma Head Coaches

National Championships (AP) 1. Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . 2. Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . 3. Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. Miami (Fla.) . . . . . . . . Southern Cal . . . . . . . .

8 . . . . . . (1988, ‘77, ‘73, ‘66, ‘49, ‘47, ‘46, ‘43) 7 . . . . . . . . . . (2000, ‘85, ‘75, ‘74, ‘56, ‘55, ‘50) 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1992, ‘79, ‘78, ‘65, ‘64, ‘61) 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (2001, ‘91, ‘89, ‘87, ‘83) 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (2004, ‘03, ‘72, ‘67, ‘62)

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SOONER FOOTBALL TRADITION 6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

Great college football and the Oklahoma Sooners. For as long as anyone can remember the two have been one and the same. Unlike some schools where tradition represents ancient history, or others where it harkens back only a few years, Oklahoma’s tradition is a constant accomplishment unfettered by eras or time.

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

The Sooners were playing football before Oklahoma became a state and have achieved a legacy so successful, that more than contributing to the history of this great game, it defines it.

Most Successful Program of the Modern Era

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Oklahoma is king in the modern era of college football. Since the end of World War II, the Sooners are the nation’s No. 1 team, with more victories (535) than any other school and the best winning percentage (.760). Victories 1946-2007:

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Some of the greatest players in college football history have worn the Crimson and Cream. The University of Oklahoma has averaged more than one All-American per year since it began playing football in 1895. To date, OU players have earned the prestigious honor 144 times. Four Sooners have been awarded the Heisman Trophy including quarterback Jason White in 2003, running back Billy Sims in 1978 and running back Steve Owens in 1969. Running back Billy Vessels was OU’s first Heisman winner in 1952.

COACHING STAFF

Heisman Trophy Winners

Greatest Players in College Football

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7 National Championships 41 24 4 64 144 National Award Winners All-Americans

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Why Oklahoma? Rufus Alexander, Minnesota Vikings “The people made this the right decision for me. Everyone welcomes you here and they’re all very encouraging. You believe that you will become a great player here because the people here keeping telling you it will happen. It’s a very positive environment for a player.”

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What have you done for me lately? In Oklahoma’s case, plenty. This is one of the hottest programs in all of sports. Oklahoma has played in three national championship games over the last eight seasons, owns five Big 12 championships during that time and has played in all four of the BCS games. OU also has turned out a list of award winners and draft picks so long that it taxes even the best memory to name them all.

144 ALL-A MERICANS

Greatness begets greatness and there has been plenty of that in Norman lately. Now, from all corners of the country, the best players come to join a program of traditional success that is riding one of its biggest waves.

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wins This Century (2000-2007)

71 Consecutive Televised Games

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Imagine every game of your college career televised for family and friends back home. To a Sooner, that’s no dream; it’s reality. Every one of the past 71 OU football games have been on TV. Thanks to ABC, ESPN and Fox Sports Net millions of viewers tune in to see Oklahoma on a regular basis. Everyone loves a winner and the Sooners have been just that under head coach Bob Stoops. But OU’s success has driven ratings since the program’s first televised game in 1952. In all, the Sooners have played 263 games on TV. This is the center of the college football world and the television cameras are never far away.

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Stoops Era Attendance Exceeds Four Million THE SOONERS

Since Bob Stoops became the head coach in 1999, Oklahoma has drawn 4,499,034 fans to Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Never has Sooner football been more popular with its rabid following. Stoops’ winning ways, which have yielded 54 victories in 56 home games, stoked the Sooner nation and have led to the expansion of OU’s stadium by 9,347 seats. Even so, attendance has exceeded the listed capacity of 82,112 in 30 consecutive games.

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In 2007, Oklahoma set records for average season attendance (84,858) and single game attendance (85,357). Both are typical of what has happened here in recent years. The top eight seasons for OU home attendance have taken place since Stoops arrived.

HISTORY  1950

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SEVEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

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2000 NATIONAL CHAMPS

Stoops Leads Oklahoma to Seventh Title In a 2000 season so richly laced with great moments, the one for the ages came in the national title game, a 13-2 victory over Florida State in the Orange Bowl. It has been called by some the greatest defensive effort ever in a championship game. The national title season came just two years into Bob Stoops’ tenure and just two years removed from a sub-.500 season. Along the way, the Sooners had thrilling wins over Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M and Kansas State (twice), with only one of those contests played at Owen Field in Norman. Headliners included QB Josh Heupel, who finished second in the Heisman voting, and big-play linebacker Torrance Marshall. The mark at the end of the season was an unblemished 13-0.

2000

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Nothing defines the competitive success of a college athletics program like a national championship. Oklahoma, with seven national titles sprinkled over four decades, is one of the very few programs that sets out each fall with the expectation and legitimate goal of pursuing the national crown. That pursuit rates as a lot more than just talk around here.

BOOMER S OONER

HEAD COACH BOB STOOPS

Oklahoma is Championship Football

The aura is unmistakable, and it radiates from real and repeated success on college football’s biggest stage. Oklahoma has claimed more national championships than any other Big 12 program. The Sooners under Bob Stoops earned the program’s most recent title in 2000 with an Orange Bowl victory over Florida State to cap an undefeated, 13-0 season. OU’s other championships came under Barry Switzer in 1985, 1975 and 1974, and Bud Wilkinson in 1956, 1955 and 1950.

COACHING STAFF

Oklahoma has played for the BCS title three times during Stoops’ tenure.

Consensus National Titles Since 1950

THE SOONERS

BARRY SWI TZER

Barry Switzer led his Oklahoma teams to national championships in 1974, 1975 and 1985. He also won 12 Big Eight Conference championships and had eight bowl victories in 13 appearances. Switzer directed the Sooners on a 28-game win streak from 1973 (his first season as head coach) to 1975. When Oklahoma won the national championship in 1975, it marked the first time in history a team had won back-to-back titles more than once. In 1970, as an assistant, he convinced head coach Chuck Fairbanks to make the most significant and gutsy move in OU’s football history, a switch to the wishbone offense.

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Head Coach Bud Wilkinson BUD W ILKINSON

Oklahoma’s 13th football coach produced teams that were 6-2 in postseason play, won the national championship in 1950, 1955 and 1956 and did not lose an astounding 74 straight conference games from 1946-1959 (72 wins, 2 ties). His teams still hold the modern record for consecutive wins by a FBS school with 47 straight victories from 19531957. After the 1947 season, the Sooners won 12 straight conference championships. In 17 seasons at Oklahoma, Wilkinson fostered racial integration and graduated players at an 87.2 percentage rate while becoming the eighth winningest coach in FBS history.

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HISTORY

1985 1975 1974 1956 1955 1950

Head Coach Barry Switzer

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No Team Has More Big 12 Titles Oklahoma won its first conference championship in 1915 and has since tacked on another 40. In other words, the Sooners average a conference title just about every two seasons. That same pace has carried through the Bob Stoops era with five league crowns in nine years. That feat merits considerable respect. Under the Big 12 format, teams must first win a divisional crown over five opponents before advancing to meet the other divisional winner at a neutral site.

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24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

41 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2007 BIG 12 CH AMPIONS

Five Big 12 Conference Championships Since the formation of the Big 12 Conference in 1996, no team has won as many league titles as Oklahoma. In fact, no other schools won won more than two and six of the league members are yet to win their first. The most recent of OU’s five came in 2007 when the Sooners handled No. 1 Missouri, 38-17, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The Sooners’ other Big 12 crowns came in 2006 (21-7 over Nebraska at Kansas City), 2004 (42-3 over Colorado at Kansas City), 2002 (29-7 over Colorado at Houston) and 2000 (27-24 over Kansas State at Kansas City).

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OU is the first and only Big 12 school to win consecutive league championships.

2007

OU Rolls No. 1 Missouri, 38-17 In a rematch of an earlier game in Norman, Oklahoma dominated every phase and punished the nation’s top-ranked team, Missouri, by double digits for a second time, 38-17, at the Alamadome in San Antonio.

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Big 12 Champions Oklahoma’s 41 Conference Titles Coach Year Conference Record Overall 11-3 11-3 12-1 12-2 13-0 11-1 11-1 11-1 9-2-1 10-2 11-1 11-1 10-2 9-2-1 11-1 11-0 10-0-1 11-1 7-4 10-1 8-3 7-3 10-1 10-1 10-0 11-0 10-0 9-1-1 8-1-1 8-2 10-1 11-0 10-1 7-2-1 8-3 6-3-1 7-2 10-1 6-0-1 6-0 10-0

Bob Stoops Bob Stoops Bob Stoops Bob Stoops Bob Stoops Barry Switzer Barry Switzer Barry Switzer Barry Switzer Barry Switzer Barry Switzer Barry Switzer Barry Switzer Barry Switzer Barry Switzer Barry Switzer Barry Switzer Chuck Fairbanks Chuck Fairbanks Chuck Fairbanks Bud Wilkinson Bud Wilkinson Bud Wilkinson Bud Wilkinson Bud Wilkinson Bud Wilkinson Bud Wilkinson Bud Wilkinson Bud Wilkinson Bud Wilkinson Bud Wilkinson Bud Wilkinson Bud Wilkinson Bud Wilkinson Jim Tatum Snorter Luster Snorter Luster Tom Stidham Bennie Owen Bennie Owen Bennie Owen

2007 BIG 12 CHAMPIONS

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6-2 7-1 8-0 6-2 8-0 7-0 7-0 7-0 6-1 7-0 7-0 6-1 7-0 5-2 6-1 7-0 7-0 5-1 6-1 7-0 7-0 5-1 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-0 6-0 6-0 5-0 5-0 4-0-1 4-1 4-0-1 5-0 5-0 4-0-1 2-0 3-0

THE SOONERS

Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Seven Big Seven Big Seven Big Seven Big Seven Big Seven Big Seven Big Seven Big Seven Big Seven Big Seven Big Seven Big Six Big Six Big Six Big Six Big Six Missouri Valley Southwest Southwest

COACHING STAFF

2007 2006 2004 2002 2000 1987 1986 1985 1984 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1968 1967 1962 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946 1944 1943 1938 1920 1918 1915

BOOMER S OONER

BACK-TO-BACK BIG 12 TITLES

HISTORY

2006 Big 12 Champions

OU 21, Nebraska 7

2004 Big 12 Champions

OU 42, Colorado 3 1950

2002 Big 12 Champions

OU 29, Colorado 7

2000 Big 12 Champions

OU 27, K-State 27

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ADRIAN PETERSON

If it’s a college football season, the likelihood is that more than one Sooner ranks among the best players in the land. That was true in 1913 when OU produced its first All-American and it’s true today when the rate of additions is so rapid that the total now outnumbers the age of the program itself. One of college football’s greatest programs has been built by some of college football’s finest players. That’s the natural result when talent meets coaching at a program with eye-popping facilities and great visibility.

Consensus All-Americans in the Big 12 University of Oklahoma players have earned consensus All-America honors 65 times in the program’s history. No other school in the Big 12 Conference has produced more consensus All-Americans. What is a consensus All-American? The NCAA officially recognizes selections from five All-America teams: The Sporting News, AP, AFCA, FWAA and Walter Camp. A player is designated a consensus All-American if he is a first team selection on at least three of the five teams.

MARK CLAYTON

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

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144 ALL-AMERICANS

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Years of OU Football

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All-Americans Consensus All-Americans All-Americans Under Stoops

OU All-Americans Since 2000 Oklahoma players have earned All-America honors 24 times during head coach Bob Stoops’ nine-year tenure in Norman (an average of nearly three per year). The total includes 13 players from the defense, nine players on offense and two from special teams.

JAMMAL BROWN

BRANDON EVERAGE

CURTIS LOFTON

TOMMIE HARRIS

TEDDY LEHMAN

RUFUS ALEXANDER

TEDDY LEHMAN

ROCKY CALMUS

MARK CLAYTON

ANTONIO PERKINS

JEFF FERGUSON

DAN CODY

DERRICK STRAIT

ROY WILLIAMS

ADRIAN PETERSON

JASON WHITE

ROCKY CALMUS

JAMMAL BROWN

MARK CLAYTON

JOSH HEUPEL

VINCE CARTER

TOMMIE HARRIS

J.T. THATCHER

2007 All-American

2003 All-American

2007 All-American

2003 All-American

2003 All-American

2004 All-American

2003 All-American

2003 All-American

2004 All-American

2003 All-American

2004 All-American

2002 All-American

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2001 All-American

2001 All-American

2000 All-American

2000 All-American

2000 All-American

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2004 All-American

2003 All-American

2001 All-American

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2004 All-American

2002 All-American

THE SOONERS

2006 All-American

2002 All-American

COACHING STAFF

DUKE ROBINSON

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JASON WHITE

Sixteen Winners in Last Eight Seasons For many years, college football has paused at the end of each season to recognize its finest players. The award names like Heisman, Outland, Thorpe and Butkus are woven into the fabric of the game as a tribute to the past and a beacon for the present. The awards ceremonies attract the greatest names in the game, and of course, they attract and honor Oklahoma Sooners. The road to the bright lights, podium and acceptance speech starts with great talent and hard work, common staples at OU. The Sooner program then provides the national stage on which players can be seen. The result has been an impressive collection of hardware.

2003

Heisman Trophy Winner Jason White

1978

Heisman Trophy Winner Billy Sims

1969

Heisman Trophy Winner Steve Owens

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Player Position Award Jammal Brown . . . . . . . . OT . . . . . . . . . Outland Trophy Jason White . . . . . . . . . . QB . . . . . . . . . Davey O’ Brien Award Jason White . . . . . . . . . . QB . . . . . . . . . Unitas Award Jason White . . . . . . . . . . QB . . . . . . . . . Maxwell Award Tommie Harris . . . . . . . . DT . . . . . . . . . Lombardi Award Jason White . . . . . . . . . . QB . . . . . . . . . Heisman Trophy Teddy Lehman . . . . . . . . LB . . . . . . . . . Butkus Award Derrick Strait . . . . . . . . . DB . . . . . . . . . Thorpe Award Teddy Lehman . . . . . . . . LB . . . . . . . . . Bednarik Award Derrick Strait . . . . . . . . . DB . . . . . . . . . Nagurski Award Jason White . . . . . . . . . . QB . . . . . . . . . Davey O’ Brien Award Roy Williams . . . . . . . . . DB . . . . . . . . . Nagurski Award Rocky Calmus . . . . . . . . LB . . . . . . . . . Butkus Award Roy Williams . . . . . . . . . DB . . . . . . . . . Thorpe Award Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . QB . . . . . . . . . Walter Camp Trophy J.T. Thatcher . . . . . . . . . RS . . . . . . . . . Mosi Tatupu Award


Outland Trophy Winners

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Under Stoops: Jammal Brown

Heisman Trophy Winners Under Stoops: Jason White

Butkus Award Winners

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Under Stoops: Teddy Lehman, Rocky Calmus

Lombardi Award Winners Under Stoops: Tommie Harris

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Thorpe Award Winners

Under Stoops: Derrick Strait, Roy Williams

OU Two for Two with Nagurski & Thorpe

THE SOONERS

Only one school has produced the winner of the Nagurski Award (best defensive player) and Thorpe Award (best defensive back) in the same season. And Oklahoma has done it twice. Roy Williams was the first to pull off the double in 2001 and Derrick Strait followed in 2003.

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DERRICK STRAIT HISTORY 17 1950

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Elite Program Prepares Players for Next Level

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SOONERS IN THE NFL

Players with the ability and drive to make the NFL flourish at Oklahoma and leave here equipped to play football beyond their college days.

The league. Pro ball. The next level. It is the dream of every college football player. It is reality for many Oklahoma Sooners. Few programs in the country attract talent and prepare it to move on better than Oklahoma. Four Sooners were tabbed in the 2008 NFL Draft alone, giving Bob Stoops a total of 36 of his former Sooners drafted into the league. OU plays pro schemes, has two coaches who had lengthy NFL careers and employs a rigorous strength and conditioning program that is so effective that many of those who have gone on to professional careers come back to Norman in the offseason to continue their training.

A.D. -- NFL Rookie of the Year, Pro Bowl MVP Adrian Peterson, who ran for 4,045 yards and 41 touchdowns while earning All-America honors at Oklahoma, has rapidly become one of the highest profile players in the National Football League. The Minnesota Vikings running back was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press after rushing for 1,341 yards in 2007. He led the NFC in rushing and was No. 2 among all NFL backs. He highlighted his season by running for an NFL record 296 yards against San Diego.

ROY WILLIAMS

Peterson earned a reputation as a big-play back, logging seven total plays and four rushes of 50 or more yards, both Vikings records. And just as he had done at OU, Peterson made a habit of finding the end zone. With 12 rushing touchdowns, he tied for second in the NFL. As most anticipated, it didn’t take the Sooner long to adjust to the pro game. In his very first outing, he rushed for 103 yards and caught a 60-yard touchdown pass against Atlanta.

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ADRIAN PETERSON

At season’s end, Peterson earned a trip to the Pro Bowl and became just the second rookie running back in the NFL to be so honored. The Palestine, Texas, native made national recruiting news when he chose Oklahoma as his college home. The decision paid big dividends for Peterson, who was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy as a freshman. He became a household name while wearing a Sooner uniform earning cover appearances on both Sports Illustrated and ESPN the Magazine. Today, he is another shining example of how so many Oklahoma players have used the comprehensive platform of the OU program to springboard to their NFL dream.

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Team Falcons Redskins 49ers Ravens Vikings Vikings Bills Buccaneers Ravens Bears Browns Jaguars Bears Saints Ravens Browns Bears Ravens Titans Browns Buccaneers Cardinals Chargers Bears Lions Jets Titans Broncos Chiefs Ravens Cowboys Titans Packers Dolphins Lions Chiefs

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THE SOONERS

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“They get quality athletes and give them a chance to make plays. Plus, they do a great job of coaching at Oklahoma. That program has a tremendous amount of pride. They’ve won a lot of big games. And that type of atmosphere usually rubs off on the players.” - Eric DeCosta Director of College Scouting, Baltimore Ravens

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“They do a tremendous job at Oklahoma. Players who come out of that program are well-equipped from a mental and physical standpoint. They do a really good job of coaching and Jerry Schmidt does a wonderful job developing the players.” -Gil Brandt NFL.com; Former Director of Player Personnel, Dallas Cowboys “Playing at Oklahoma really prepared me to play in the NFL and to be versatile because in this league you have to be able to block, catch, run and block some more. Coming from Oklahoma, you realize that the world is yours and that you can accomplish anything.” - J.D. Runnels Fullback, Chicago Bears

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Sooners at Center of College Football Oklahoma is a household name due to the overwhelming media attention that hovers around the Sooners. Writers and broadcasters representing the nation’s most recognized media outlets regularly interact with Sooner players and coaches and routinely spend time in Norman. And when they can’t come to campus, those same observers keep tabs on OU thanks to extensive television coverage. In 2006, all 14 Oklahoma games appeared on live television, including seven that were carried nationally or regionally on ABC or TBS. The Sooners are at the very center of college football and the entire world is watching.

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NATIONAL ATTENTION AT OU

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WEEKLY MEDIA DAY

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Over the past eight years, ESPN’s popular College Gameday production has broadcast on site from 17 of Oklahoma’s games. That’s an average of more than two games per season. Sooner football is one of the most popular subjects for SI with 30 cover appearances. Since 2000, Oklahoma players have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated nine times.

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More than 38 million people visited SoonerSports.com last year, making the official web site of the Oklahoma Athletics Department one of the top collegiate sites in the nation. The Sooners have played in front of 56 consecutive sellout crowds at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, including every home game of Coach Bob Stoops’ tenure.

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The popularity of the Sooners is evident in the immense amount of products and apparel purchased by fans. OU ranks eighth in the nation in sales of licensed merchandise.

Over the past five seasons, 96 percent of Oklahoma’s games were televised live (90 of 94 games). In fact, 71 consecutive OU games have been on TV.

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“I didn’t know where I was going until I heard Coach Stoops’ voice on the other end of the phone There was always a special place in my heart for OU. I was aware of the winning tradition, national championships and bowl success that they had and all of the great players they produced.”

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Forty-one bowl appearances and 24 bowl victories have firmly entrenched Oklahoma among the most tradition-rich schools in America. The Sooners have become synonymous with postseason play at the highest level.

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24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS At a school where the bowl history is laced with games of historical significance, the last few years have represented another fabulous roll for the Schooner. Three times in the last eight seasons, the Sooners have played for the national championship, five times they have been in BCS bowls and in seven seasons they played in January games. OU enjoys favored status among the bowl community, mostly for its tradition, but also for its fan following. Some 50,000 ventured to the Rose, Sugar, Orange and Fiesta Bowls over the last few seasons. Regardless of the location, Sooner fans flock to follow a bowl tradition that is as fresh as it is historic. Head coach Bob Stoops has taken all nine of his Oklahoma teams to bowl games during his tenure in Norman. Of the nine games, three were National Championship bouts, six were BCS bowl games and seven were in January. The Sooners and their fans have enjoyed trips to Phoenix, San Diego, Miami, Pasadena, New Orleans and Dallas while playing in some of the most prestigious bowls in college football.

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Bowl Appearances Since 1939 Bowls in Stoops’ Nine Seasons

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Perennial Bowl Power

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The Sooners have been a mainstay in college football’s bowl tradition since their first trip to Miami in 1939. Oklahoma ranks third among all schools in total bowl wins with 24. OU is one of just seven schools with 40 or more bowl appearances. The Sooners rank second in bowl winning percentage among those teams:

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Storied Rivalry at Cotton Bowl in October The Oklahoma-Texas game, played each season at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, a location approximately halfway between the two campuses, is one of the country’s most spectacular sporting events. Staged during the State Fair of Texas, the contest is witnessed by a crowd perfectly defined by color – half crimson, half burnt orange – in an atmosphere that is arguably more unique than that found at any other game. This rivalry is one that marks time and gives players and fans alike experiences for a lifetime.

The Tunnel Experience “From the top of The Tunnel that leads into the floor of the Cotton Bowl it looks like no big deal. All you can see is end zone. Then you start running and the world explodes around you. Your eardrums are pounded by the screams of 75,587 people and the blasts of the modified 12-gauge shotguns that the OU Ruf/Nek spirit group carries... You feel the world shake and start to understand why every Longhorn or Sooner who has taken these steps before you can never seem to find the exact words necessary to convey what has just happened. You’ve just run down the tunnel at the OU-Texas game -- generally regarded as one of the greatest moments a college football player can experience.” - Mark Wangrin, ESPN.com

THE RED RIVER RIVALRY

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

OU-TEXAS WEEKEND

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Victories in Stoops’ Nine Games Average Margin of Victory in the Six Consecutive Sellouts Since 1946 Consecutive Games at Cotton Bowl

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SOONERS TAKE THE FIELD

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FOOTBALL TIME IN OKLAHOMA

Sooners Set to Perform in Norman To understand a football Saturday in Norman, one must first understand what the sport means to Oklahomans. The Sooners were competing on the gridiron before this grand land moved from territorial status to statehood. Few college programs are more ingrained in their surroundings than the one at OU. Game day at Oklahoma is about more than 80,000 fans witnessing one of the most historic and vibrant programs in college football at one of the game’s truly great cathedrals. It is about pride for a great university. Indeed, it is about pride for an entire state. Game day here represents football and a whole lot more.

MANUEL JOHNSON

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BOOMER S OONER

The official capacity of Memorial Stadium is 82,112 but OU averaged 84,858 fans per game last season. That put the Sooners at No. 10 in the nation in average attendance. Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is the 15th largest stadium in the country.

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Since the stadium’s opening in 1923, the Sooners have 34 undefeated seasons at home, including six perfect home seasons under head coach Bob Stoops. The Sooners have played in front of 56 consecutive sellout crowds in Norman, every home game of Bob Stoops’ tenure.

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Although OU just completed a stadium expansion, the facility operated at 103 percent capacity in 2007 -- fifth best in the nation. That means no empty seats for games in Norman.

Oklahoma has won 80 percent of its home games at Memorial Stadium. Since the facility’s opening in 1923, the Sooners are 338-80-14 at home.

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Preparation Meets Opportunity It would be hard to imagine a football program doing more over the last six years to enhance its facilities than OU. The $70 million expansion and enhancement of Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is perhaps the most noticeable upgrade, but it is simply the lead project in a plan that has impacted every facet of Sooner football. A new locker room, a new indoor training facility, a new weight training facility, a new practice field, roughly 8,000 new seats and 60 new stadium suites are testaments to OU’s dedication to providing the best for its student-athletes. Preparation routinely meets opportunity at Oklahoma. It does so largely because the Sooners have what they need to succeed.

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Four regulation-size practice fields are available to the Sooners right outside their locker room: Owen Field, two grass fields plus an artificial turf field with sand pit. The ceiling inside the Everest Training Facility hangs a full 65 feet above the SafePlay Synthetic Turf surface. This allows for all kicking and throwing drills during practice. Oklahoma recently completed a $70 million stadium expansion and enhancement project that added nearly 9,500 seats. On those rare days that the weather forces Oklahoma to practice indoors, the Sooners can move to the 74,000square-foot Everest Indoor Training Facility.

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24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

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OU FOOTBALL FACILITIES

JOHN WILLIAMS

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OKLAHOMA LOCKER ROOM

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BARRY SWITZER HISTORY

The Barry Switzer Center Located at the south end of the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the Switzer Center houses football offices, the football locker room, equipment room, the 13,000-square-foot Siegfried Strength and Conditioning Complex, the 8,000square-foot Freede Sports Medicine Facility and the 7,000-square-foot Touchdown Club Legends’ Lobby.

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Championship Strength & Conditioning The best testimony for the impact Jerry Schmidt and his staff have on Oklahoma football players comes from former Oklahoma players -- those in professional football. It’s not uncommon for members of that select fraternity to return to Norman for part of their offseason training regimen. During their time in the Sooner program, they learned the quality of the strength and conditioning program. Schmidt has been involved with three national football championships at three different schools. His success is no coincidence. Now in his 10th year at OU, he is recognized nationally as one of the best in the business, and the athletics department has surrounded him with facilities that give Sooner student-athletes the best opportunity to excel.

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Jerry Schmidt has coached with teams that played in five national championship games. He has three national title rings from Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Florida. Schmidt has worked with four Heisman winners, including Jason White (Oklahoma), Danny Wuerffel (Florida), Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State) and Tim Brown (Notre Dame). Schmidt has coached 24 NFL first-round picks including OU’s Adrian Peterson, Davin Joseph, Jammal Brown, Mark Clayton, Tommie Harris, Andre Woolfolk and Roy Williams. During Schmidt’s tenure in Norman 36 Sooners have been selected in the NFL Draft including eight first-round picks, 2007 NFL Rookie of the Year, Adrian Peterson, the latest. No. 38 for the Dallas Cowboys and former Sooner standout, Roy Williams, donated $100,000 to establish a new weight room in Oklahoma’s Everest Training Facility.

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

SOONER POWER

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COACH JERRY SCHMIDT


BOOMER S OONER

SOONER STRENGTH

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ALAN DAVIS

The Best in the Business “Jerry Schmidt is Oklahoma’s Director of Sports Enhancement. He worked under Tom Osborne at Nebraska, Lou Holtz at Notre Dame and Steve Spurrier at Florida, where he became buddies with the Gators’ then-defensive coordinator, Bob Stoops.

HISTORY

“Schmidt made sure that Stoops’ players were big and fast. Insiders will tell you he’s probably the best in the business. The Sooners have played for three national titles since 2000. “Almost to a man, the Sooners looked like they were cut out of marble. There were no guts hanging over belts. There were no skinny arms or pear-shaped frames. They were as soft as petrified trees. These guys looked like well-conditioned athletes.” - Ted Miller, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2005

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Big Names, Big Results Pass oriented? You could make that case. Numerous records for both passing and receiving have fallen over the last few years. Run oriented? Maybe. After all, the single season rushing mark was set in 2004. Well, which is it, passing or running? At Oklahoma, the answer is both. While most schools dream of balance, OU is balance. In 2007, the Sooners passed for 3,615 yards. They rushed for 2,670. And that balance creates opportunity for some of the best-known names in all of college football. It is common to see the ball in the hands of 10-15 players during a game. Many stay involved to the detriment of none. Under Coach Stoops, the Oklahoma offense, with its pro influence and varied formations, has produced:

QB RB WR TE OL

Two All-Americans, three Heisman finalists, one Heisman Trophy winner and OU’s record holders in game, season and career passing yards. One Heisman finalist, one All-American, five 1,000-yard rushers, Oklahoma’s single season rushing yards record holder and OU’s No. 2 and No. 3 career rushers. Two All-Americans, one Biletnikoff Award finalist and OU’s record holders in game, season and career receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions. One Mackey Award finalist and Oklahoma’s record holder in touchdown receptions in a game (tied). Four All-Americans, one Outland Trophy winner and two Rimington Award finalists.

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

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EXPLOSIVE OFFENSE

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Oklahoma has averaged 36 points per game under Stoops.

BOOMER S OONER

The big-play Sooners have 123 scoring plays of 25 yards or longer since Stoops became the head coach.

Sixteen different Sooner players logged a pass reception during the 2007 season.

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Oklahoma has scored a touchdown in 119 consecutive games, a streak that dates back to Nov. 7, 1998.

Oklahoma has produced an All-Big 12 offensive lineman in each of the last nine seasons.

Four different Oklahoma running backs exceeded 100 rushing yards in a game the last two seasons.

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Entering the 2008 season, Oklahoma has outscored every program in the nation by more than 400 points. With 29,772 points, the Sooners are just 228 points, or 19.0 per regular season game, from reaching 30,000.

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OU Outscores College Football

JUAQUIN IGLESIAS

Since Bob Stoops’ arrival, Oklahoma has collected a total of 4,289 points. That averages to 476.56 points per season and 41.24 per game.

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Outstanding players have dominated the landscape. Twice in the last eight years, a Sooner has been named the best defensive player in the nation.

AUSTON ENGLISH

Oklahoma’s defense suffers from a bit of an identity crisis. With a takeaway in 107 of Bob Stoops’ 119 games and 30 interception or fumble returns for touchdowns during this coach’s tenure, the defense has a reputation of, well, being a little offensive. The Sooners’ attack-style defense, long appreciated for its speed and aggressive attitude, is perhaps best known for its consistency. OU has ranked among the top 16 teams in the nation in total defense for seven of the last eight years.

NIC HARRIS

Oklahoma has forced at least one turnover in 107 of 119 games (90 percent) over the last nine seasons.

The Sooner defense has at least one interception in 80 of 107 games (75 percent) over the last eight years. Sooner defenders have scored 30 touchdowns, an average of three per year, since Bob Stoops took over at Oklahoma.

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Attacking Defense Built on Speed

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DOMINATING DEFENSE

Since Bob Stoops arrived in 1999, the Oklahoma defense has surrendered an average of just 17 points per game.

The Oklahoma defense has registered nine shutouts under Stoops.

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OU’s defense allowed less than 100 rushing yards per game in four of the last seven seasons.

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Oklahoma Defense Under Stoops

One Lombardi Award winner, two Lombardi Award finalists, one Nagurski Award finalist and two All-Americans.

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Two Butkus Award winners, four Butkus Award finalists, one Lombardi Award finalist, one Nagurski Award finalist, one ABC Defensive Player of the Year and five All-Americans.

Two Nagurski Award winners, two Thorpe Award winners and four All-Americans.

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Three Hendricks Award finalists, one Lott Award finalist and one All-American.

Opponent Scoring Average Last Five Seasons Under Stoops

Five Seasons Prior to Stoops

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RYAN REY NOLDS

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Bob Stoops’ commitment to special teams performance is evidenced by the number of first-team players that participate on those units. The wisdom of that move, and the program’s overall devotion to special teams play, is found in the staggering numbers that relate to every possible facet of the kicking and return games.

MIKE KNALL

A strong case can be made that no program has played better on its special teams in recent years than Oklahoma. Time and again, the Sooners have blown games wide open with electric and innovative special teams play.

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Two Lou Groza Award finalists.

One All-American and one Ray Guy Award finalist.

Two All-Americans and one Mosi Tatupu Award winner.

Why Oklahoma? Dusty Dvoracek, Chicago Bears “The coaching staff impressed me more than any other I dealt with during the recruiting process. They really meant what they said. The best players really do get to play, no matter what. That’s how you win championships. And the fans here are great. They root for us, but they care about us as people.”

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JUAQUIN IGLESIAS

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The Sooners have 26 special teams touchdowns under their current head coach. Fourteen of those came on punt returns by five different players.

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Oklahoma has blocked 22 kicks since head coach Bob Stoops arrived in Norman in 1999. Antonio Perkins tied an NCAA record during his career at Oklahoma (2001-04) with eight punt returns for touchdowns. He had three against UCLA in 2003.

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In 2007, Juaquin Iglesias set the Sooner single-season kick return yards mark with 826 yards. The senior needs just 49 return yards in 2008 to break the career mark.

Oklahoma special teams have converted on four scoring plays (three touchdowns and one two-point conversion) off faked kicks since 1999.

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Winningest Active Coach in College Football The kind of admiration Bob Stoops has achieved is the best kind. It’s a by-product of the success his program has enjoyed and the manner in which he has conducted himself. Football observers from coast to coast have witnessed the renaissance authored by Stoops at Oklahoma and often proclaim the Sooner coach among the very best in the land. When Stoops arrived in Norman, OU had fallen on brief and uncharacteristic hard times. He has returned Oklahoma football to its rightful place among the elite, and there is no denying that he is the person most responsible for the turnaround. The pride has been restored and a nation has noticed. Winningest active coaches with at least nine years as head coach:

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HEAD COACH BOB STOOPS

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HEAD COACH BOB STOOPS

Quotes on Coach Stoops “This is a (Sooner) team that’s going to contend for the National Championship as long as Bob Stoops wants to.” - John Saunders, ABC Sports “He has brought us back to the pinnacle of college football. Bob is creating his own legend. He inherited a program with great tradition, and he’s added to it.” - Barry Switzer, Former Oklahoma Head Coach

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“In a sport in which icons are dropping annually from sight, and phenoms are forever heading to the NFL, Stoops is the closest thing to a budding legend in the NCAA.” - John Romano, St. Petersburg Times “Bob Stoops is one of the first guys in the coaching profession that has ability to mix family along with coaching. About 15 years ago, you couldn’t do that. People thought that was the wrong thing to do. So I admire coach Stoops in that every time I talk to him, something about family comes up. You have three kids to raise, a wife to take care of and a football team to coach. In that order.” - Urban Meyer, Head Coach, University of Florida “Stoops’ philosophy is at the same time unbending and liberating. He presides over players who are competitive and aggressive, but also respectful and talkative.” - David Barron, Houston Chronicle

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Oklahoma has played in bowl games in all nine seasons under Stoops. Six of the nine have been BCS bowls and three have been National Championship games. Stoops has produced 24 All-Americans in his nine seasons in Norman including, 13 consensus selections. OU had a record seven All-Americans in 2003 and five in 2004.

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The Sooners have spent 22 weeks ranked No. 1 under Coach Stoops. OU is tied with Notre Dame in first place in college football history for most weeks (95) ranked No. 1.

During Stoops’ tenure in Norman, 36 Sooners have been selected in the NFL Draft including eight first-round picks, 2007 NFL Rookie of the Year, Adrian Peterson, the latest. Bob Stoops’ Oklahoma Sooners strike fast and hard. OU has held double-digit leads in 98 of the team’s 119 games, or 86 percent, since Stoops took over as head coach.

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“I put Coach Stoops above everything else. He is very down to earth. He never acts like he is above everybody else or better than the next guy. All of the coaches here are great. This is home away from home, a family away from my family.”

HISTORY

Why Oklahoma? Malcolm Kelly, Washington Redskins

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167 Cumulative Years of Experience In Bob Stoops’ nine seasons at the University of Oklahoma, five of his assistant coaches have gone on to become head coaches at other I-A programs. It’s not hard to gauge the quality of the Sooner staff or Stoops’ ability to hire good people. The beneficiaries are Oklahoma’s players. In record numbers they have been honored and drafted into the professional ranks. And that has been true regardless of what position they play. Identifying and recruiting talent, coaching talent to play at its peak and preparing players for life after college, whether it be in football or in the business world, nobody does it better than Oklahoma.

BRENT VENABLES

Assoc. Head Coach, Defensive Coord., Linebackers

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Asst. Head Coach, Asst. Defensive Coord., Secondary

KEVIN WILSON

Offensive Coordinator, Tight Ends & Fullbacks

CHRIS WILSON

Cale Gundy

Recruiting Coordinator, Running Backs

Jay Norvell

Asst. Offensive Coordinator, Receivers

JOSH HEUPEL

Assistant Coach, Quarterbacks

JAMES PATTON

Assistant Coach, Offensive Line

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Assistant Coach, Defensive Line

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Special Teams Coordinator, Defensive Ends

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Five former Stoops assistants are now head coaches: Mike Leach, Texas Tech; Mark Mangino, Kansas; Mike Stoops, Arizona, Chuck Long, San Diego State and Kevin Sumlin, Houston.

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OU’s coaches have a cumulative 61 years on the sidelines in Norman. Venables, Wright, Gundy and Shipp were on Bob Stoops’ first staff in 1999. The Oklahoma staff has coached 64 players with National Football League experience, including 23 Sooners selected in the past four NFL Drafts.

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Three current assistants played for Oklahoma. Jackie Shipp (1980-83), Chris Wilson (1988-91) and Cale Gundy (1990-93) all wore the Crimson & Cream.

The OU staff has been involved a combined 108 bowl games, including 90 as coaches. The staff played in another 18 bowl games during their college careers. The Oklahoma coaching staff has a cumulative total of 167 years of coaching experience which averages to more than 16 years per coach.

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Flagship Educational Institution of the Sooner State The University of Oklahoma is experiencing a golden era in the history of a great institution. The quality of new students is soaring and donor confidence is at an all-time high. Over the last 11 years, OU’s donor base has expanded at a staggering rate, moving from 17,000 to 108,000. President David L. Boren has spurred significant changes that have resulted in a learning environment of the highest order. As a result, the state of Oklahoma enjoys resources that impact everything from medical science to the arts for many years to come. The University of Oklahoma has long embraced the great tradition of Sooner athletics. With competitive facilities all located on the main campus, including several near the heart of the university, student-athletes and their classmates mingle comfortably in an environment that fosters an attitude of excellence, regardless of the endeavor.

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The University of Oklahoma ranks number one among comprehensive public universities in the per capita number of freshman National Merit Scholars. The University of Oklahoma is in the top five in the nation among all comprehensive public universities in the graduation of Rhodes Scholars. OU is included in The Princeton Review’s “Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges” list, which ranks the best colleges in the nation based on academic excellence per value. OU has 20 colleges offering 152 majors at the baccalaureate level and 160 majors at the master’s level. The university’s annual operating budget is more than $1 billion.

OU boasts an enrollment of nearly 30,000 students and more than 2,000 full-time faculty. The Norman campus maintains a student to instructor ratio of 20:1.

OU STUDENT UNION

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UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

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What do you know about OU? • OU ranks number one per capita among all public universities in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled. • OU has been recognized for its focus on the Freshman Year Experience according to a national study by the Policy Center on the First Year of College. The study recognizes OU’s initiatives for first-year students and its commitment to put students first.

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• The Princeton Review ranks OU among the best in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students. • OU has over a $1.5 billion impact annually on the state’s economy each year. Over the past decade, research and sponsored programs expenditures at Oklahoma have more than doubled, and OU continues to set new records for funding for externally sponsored research.

HISTORY

• Just one year after launching a five-year, $50 million Campaign for Scholarship endowments, OU achieved its goal and has now passed the $110 million mark, allowing the university to award thousands of new scholarships and ensure that OU will remain affordable and keep open the door of opportunity for all qualified students. • OU is one of only 25 public universities in America with an endowment above $1.1 billion and has quadrupled, increasing from 100 to 478, the number of endowed faculty positions in the past 13 years, demonstrating a strong commitment to excellence. • For complete information on The University of Oklahoma and the Norman campus, please visit the official website at www.OU.edu.

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Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow The recent Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium expansion and improvement included remodeled office space in the facility’s north end. The largest piece of that project was the Prentice Gautt Academic Center. Some 35,000 square feet are dedicated to the academic pursuits of Sooner student-athletes. Indeed, there is considerable emphasis on classroom performance at OU. The center staff has achievement as its focus, a fact that is reflected in a graduation rate that exceeds that of the general student body. In addition to its academic work, the staff assists in several life skills areas designed to enrich students in a broad range of tasks.

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The Prentice Gautt Academic Center maintains two computer labs for OU student-athletes with more than 100 desktop units and over 40 laptops available to check out. Some 35,000 square feet are dedicated to the academic pursuits of Oklahoma student-athletes at the Prentice Gautt Academic Center in the stadium’s north end. Legendary running back Prentice Gautt wore No. 38 during his Sooner career from 1956-59. The first African-American player at OU, the academic center is named in his honor. The graduation rate for University of Oklahoma studentathletes who complete their eligibility is 84 percent.

The Prentice Gautt Academic Center is available more than 90 hours per week for OU student-athletes.

SAM BRADFORD

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ACADEMIC SUCCESS

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PRENTICE GAUTT

The OU Academics Center that today’s student-athletes use everyday now bears the name of the man who left an indelible legacy for Sooner Athletics and helped change a society in the process.

“His personal example of quiet courage, grace under pressure, and dedication to the university helped open the doors of opportunity for countless number of African-American and minority student-athletes who have followed him into collegiate athletics.”

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Recent numbers from the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) show that the Oklahoma football program is a prime example of accomplishing excellence not only on the field, but off the field as well.

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Sooners Big 12’s Best in APR

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“It is appropriate that this center be named after Prentice Gautt,” University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren said. “His personal values and character, along with his leadership as associate commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, continue to bring pride to his alma mater.

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The Legacy of Prentice Gautt

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Oklahoma led all Big 12 Conference institutions in the 2008 academic ranking that is used as a real-time assesment on how student-athletes perform in regards to eligbility, retention and graduation.

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SOONERS IN THE COMMUNITY

BRIAN JACKSON

Sooners Take an Active Role OU lives by a clear and strong motto as it interacts with its studentathletes ‌ Inspiring Champions for Today, Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow. As part of that promise, the Athletics Department and the football program take an active role in a number of community service projects. Individually, football players serve with numerous groups. Two of their largest projects include a free football clinic for underprivileged youth and the distribution of food that is donated by Oklahoma fans at a designated home game.

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Each year on the morning of the spring football game, the Sooners provide a complimentary football clinic for a select group of youth from throughout the central Oklahoma region. The team also plays an active role in a food drive that takes place near the Thanksgiving holiday. OU fans donate food at a game and players help in the distribution the following Monday. Oklahoma’s student-athletes recognize that wearing the Crimson and Cream means representing a popular sports program and themselves as individuals. They are encouraged to respond to a public that adores them, while learning important lessons about making a positive impact in the lives of others in and around the community in which they live.

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NIC HARRIS BOOMER S OONER

Oklahoma’s student-athletes are as visible off the field as they are when competing for the Sooners. Their significant efforts in the area of community service have been recognized not only on the local scene where they have the most impact, but also from national sources who recognize the scope of OU’s outreach. In each of the last two years, players from Oklahoma’s football team have been named to the American Football Coaches Association’s Good Works Team, an honor reserved for individuals who excel in their service to others. Running back Jacob Gutierrez was named to the team in 2006, then safety Nic Harris made the squad in 2007.

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Gutierrez, who in 2005 was the recipient of the Norman Youth Citizen Volunteer of the year, also was named a finalist for the John Wooden Citizenship Cup, a national award presented annually by the Atlanta-based Athletes for a Better World. Then, in 2006, Sooner defensive tackle Carl Pendleton also was tabbed a finalist for the honor. Subsequently, Pendleton received post-graduate scholarships from the NCAA and the National Football Foundation, while also being named Big 12 Conference Sportsman of the Year. In addition, Pendleton won the Bobby Bowden Award, the highest studentathlete honor presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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As a group, OU’s football players also host a Partners in Youth Camp prior to the annual spring football game, participate in local reading programs through the Norman public schools and make numerous visits to area hospitals. Oklahoma’s roster has long included players that understand what it means to be a role model and those individuals have so involved themselves in the community that it has captured the national spotlight.

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GAMEDAY IN NORMAN

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NORMAN & OKLAHOMA CITY

Norman - Home of the Sooners Norman is an ever-changing city of more than 100,000 residents. Located in the heart of the state, it has grown to become the third largest city in Oklahoma. Despite its continuous growth, it has maintained the spirit and serenity of a small, close-knit community. Since the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889, Norman has grown into a popular and well-educated city. The spirit of Norman and its citizens is unwavering and uncompromising. While other towns were clamoring to become the state capital, Norman residents wanted to have the first state university. When the first OU president got off the train and saw a prairie, he saw opportunity. As home to the state’s premier educational institution, Norman boasts an excellent quality of life and is a city that thrives on and celebrates the diversity of its community. Legendary University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer called Norman “a university town with a championship spirit.” Norman continually exhibits its love for sports by hosting numerous local and national athletic events.

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The Oklahoma City metropolitan area has a population of more than one million people. OKC is the largest city in the state and the 29th largest city in the nation. Norman is the third largest city in the state with over 100,000 residents. Despite its growth, the city nurtures and maintains its small, college town atmosphere. Located just 18 miles north of Norman, the state’s capital, Oklahoma City, offers all the trappings of a large metropolitan area within an easy drive. The average annual temperature in Norman. The area enjoys a temperate climate with mild winters. Four distinct seasons with a warm spring and fall. Norman boasts more than 175 restaurants including barbecue, Mexican, Oriental, Greek, Indian, Italian, Thai, seafood, health and natural foods. Due to its central location, Norman is a quick 196-mile drive from Dallas. Roughly 20 percent of OU’s students are from Texas and choose to come north.


THE STATE CAPITOL

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Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, the state’s capital, is located just 18 miles north of the Norman campus. It was the first city settled in the Land Run of 1889 because of its position at the center of the state.

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Oklahoma City offers a variety of attractions and activities different from any other place in the country. Oklahoma City sprawls across 625 square miles of America’s heartland. The city’s metro population numbers more than one million -- a third of the entire state’s population. Oklahoma City has become a haven for exciting sports action. It recently was awarded the NBA’s Sonics franchise, is home to three minor league teams and is the host of the NCAA College Softball World Series.

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Located just southeast of downtown, Bricktown is Oklahoma City’s entertainment and dining district. Restaurants with a total capacity of more than 4,000 seats, shopping, and a generous helping of turn-of-thecentury charm has turned Bricktown into a hotspot for Oklahoma City nights.

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BIG 12 CONFERENCE Prominence on a National Stage Just 12 years into its existence, the Big 12 has vaulted to the top of intercollegiate athletics. A regular player in the determination of national championships, the conference offers its more than 4,000 studentathletes that rare opportunity to compete in the national spotlight every season. Today’s student-athlete desires a conference that pushes each participant to excel, while opening the door for prominence on the national stage. Big 12 schools have combined for more than 800 NCAA crowns and have nearly 170 national team titles. No conference provides a more optimal environment for success than the Big 12.

BAYLOR

Oklahoma has won all 17 of its meetings with the Bears.

COLORADO

IOWA STATE

OU owns a commanding 67-5-2 series lead over Cyclones.

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KANSAS

OU’s 66-27-6 series lead includes 18 shutouts of Kansas.

KANSAS STATE

Sooners once reeled off 32 straight wins over Wildcats.

MISSOURI

Oklahoma has won 65 of 73 games against Tigers.

NEBRASKA

The Sooners lead in the battle of the Big Reds, 43-37-3.

OKLAHOMA STATE

College football’s most lopsided, continuous in-state rivalry.

TEXAS

OU has won six of last eight by combined score of 239-148.

TEXAS A&M

Oklahoma has won eight of last nine for 16-10 advantage.

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CHRIS BROWN

Two of OU’s four Big 12 titles have come against Buffs.

Sooners own 11-4 series lead against Red Raiders.

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With a total of more than 340,000 students enrolled, the Big 12 Conference ranks No. 2 among the nation’s conferences. OU has a total enrollment of more than 30,000. Newspapers in the Big 12 region have a combined circulation of more than eight million. Markets include Dallas, Denver, Houston, Oklahoma City, San Antonio and St. Louis.

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Big 12 Conference stadiums and arenas have a combined seating capacity of 1.1 million. The Sooners averaged 84,858 fans per game at home in Norman in 2007.

The television households throughout the Big 12 Conference represent 18 million people. In the past five seasons, 64 of OU’s 68 games (94 percent) have been televised live. Stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the upper Midwest, Big 12 Conference schools are located in seven different states with a total population of more than 42 million people.

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The Big 12 led all conferences in 2007 with four teams ranked in the Top 10 in the final AP and Coaches polls, twice as many as any other league with multiple teams. It marks the second time in league history (2001) that the Big 12 finished the season with four teams ranked in the Top 10.

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College Football at the Highest Level

In 2007, Big 12 teams posted a 5-3 mark in bowl games, tying its all-time best record (2005, 02).

The Big 12 leads all conferences with five appearances in the BCS National Championship Game and was the only conference to place two teams in the Top 6 of both the final Associated Press and Coaches polls from 2001-04.

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HISTORY

An all-time high eight Big 12 players earned consensus All-America recognition in 2007.

For more conference information, please visit www.Big12sports.com.

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OU ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS

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Jason Matheson

Mike Houck

Tory kukowski

jared thompson

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david bassity

PHILLIP ROGERS

CASSIE Gage

Danny sextion

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LESLIE KOCH

Debbie Copp

STEPHANIE TURNER

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Communications kmossman@ou.edu

Associate Media Relations Director mhouck@ou.edu

Associate Media Relations Director jaredthompson@ou.edu

Assistant Media Relations Director dbassity@ou.edu

Assistant Media Relations Director cassie@ou.edu

Assistant Media Relations Director cmoran@ou.edu

Director of Publications dcopp@ou.edu

Assistant Director of Internet Services tkukowski@ou.edu

Media Relations Graduate Assistant mitch86@ou.edu

Media Relations Graduate Assistant philliprogers@ou.edu

Media Relations Graduate Assistant dsexton@ou.edu

Media Relations Student Assistant lesali@ou.edu

Media Relations Student Assistant stephanieturner@ou.edu

OU Athletics Phone Directory

Scott Matthews

Director of Graphic Design smatthews@ou.edu

All numbers (405) 325 + four-digit extension

OU Athletics Media Relations

Media Relations Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (405) 325-8231 Media Relations Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (405) 325-7623 University of Oklahoma Athletics Media Relations McClendon Center, Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Suite 2525, 180 W Brooks St, Norman, OK 73019 SoonerSports.com The latest, official information on Oklahoma football is available at SoonerSports.com. Log on for complete media services including statistics, rosters, bios, schedules, press conferences, quotes and more. SoonerSportsMedia.com Action photos, mugs and logos are available for download. Visit SoonerSportsMedia.com for details. Oklahoma Football Online Official OU Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SoonerSports.com OU Media Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SoonerSportsMedia.com Big 12 Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big12sports.com Big 12 Media Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CollegePressBox.com NCAA Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAAsports.com

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OU Athletics Main Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU Athletics Ticket Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Castiglione, Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Naifeh, Executive Associate AD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerald Gurney, Ph.D., Sr. Assoc. AD/Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Leonard, Execute Director of Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloria Nevarez, Sr. Associate Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Phillips, Sr. Assoc. AD/Chief Financial Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Rempe, Sr. Assoc. AD/SWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Trantham, Sr. Assoc. AD/Event Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Washington, Varsity “O” Association Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deren Boyd, Asst. AD/Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim George, Asst. AD/Director of Marketing & Promotions . . . . . . . Billy Ray Johnson, Asst. AD/Ticket Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Nicki Moore, Asst. AD/Psychological Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Tipton, Asst. AD/Lloyd Noble Center General Manager . . . . . Scott Anderson, Head Athletics Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Barnhart, Sooner Sports Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Meier, Executive Director of Video Production . . . . . . . . . Danny Davis, Director of Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Martin, Coordinator of Team Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Schmidt, Director of Sports Enhancement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Staley, Director of Branding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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COVERING THE SOONERS Credential Requests

Requests for media credentials for University of Oklahoma home games should be made online at SoonerSportsMedia.com. Only those requests submitted by the sports editor of a newspaper or the sports director for a radio or television station will be considered.

Credential requests for Oklahoma football season will only be accepted online at SoonerSportsMedia.com. Please visit the web site for complete instructions on submitting the online application form.

Priority is given to daily newspapers (by circulation), television stations and radio stations that program sports for more than half of their daily broadcast schedules. A credential does not guarantee a seat and access to the team bench area is prohibited at all times. Credentials include:

Sideline: Primary recipients are photographers. Only photographers on assignment for accredited publications (not web sites) will be afforded credentials. Pass only gains access to the sideline (not the press box).

Season Credentials Requests should be made at SoonerSportsMedia.com by August 10. Only those media who routinely cover OU games, practices and media conferences are eligible for season credentials.

Single-Game Credentials Requests must be made at least one week in advance of the contest. Any organization that requests a single-game credential then does not use it will not be granted another pass for the remainder of the season. No credentials will be granted after Thursday of game week.

Credential Pickup (OU Home Games) Credentials may be picked up from the media relations office during the week or from media will call (Gate 2) at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on game day (see map on page 57). Photo identification is required for pickup. Each media representative must claim his or her pass. No group pickups are allowed.

Tuesday: All coaches^ and defensive players* are available following practice. Wednesday: Coaching staff available following practice. No player availability. Thursday, Friday & Sunday: No availability. Saturday: Post-game availability only. Members of the OU Athletics Media Relations staff will escort media representatives to the appropriate locker room areas with five minutes remaining in the game. The Oklahoma locker room, home or away, is closed to the media at all times. Head coach Bob Stoops and several Sooner players will be brought to a designated interview area. At home games, that area is the Big Red Room, located in the Switzer Center (first floor). At the beginning of the fourth quarter, interview requests will be collected. For games in Norman, the opposing head coach will meet with the media inside the opponent interview room, the SoonerVision studio (southwest corner, under the stadium grandstands). A representative from the OU Media Relations Office will be on hand to assist the media in finding this area. Interviews with the head coach and players from the visiting team will be based on the post-game policy of that institution. * Some players have evening classes that could preclude them from post-practice interviews.

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Oklahoma will serve as the host school this year. Any media not based in Oklahoma or Texas should contact OU for credentials. OU-Texas credentials will be distributed to local media at the Tuesday media luncheon in Norman. Any credentials not claimed that day will be available the Friday before the game at a pickup location in Dallas (times and exact location TBA). No credentials will be mailed, but outlets willing to provide an overnight account number no later than Wednesday of game week may receive them in that manner.

Media Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., at the stadium. Coach Stoops’ comments, beginning at noon, available via telephone to media only (contact Athletics Media Relations for more information). A few players also are available. All coaches and offensive players* who do not participate in the luncheon are available following practice.

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OU-Texas Credentials Those interested in covering the annual Oklahoma-Texas game at Dallas will need to make a separate request for credentials. Each school handles the requests from its regular pool of media. Aside from national media, only season credential holders are eligible.

Monday: Bob Stoops participates on the Big 12’s Weekly Teleconference at 10:10 a.m.

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Any media member who loses a season credential will automatically be moved to the single-game list for the following season. Media outlets who cannot provide names for passes for an entire season will be placed on the single-game list and should provide names on a weekly basis.

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Combination: These are only for those individuals who require access to the press box and the sideline. Few are issued.

Parking Passes Parking passes are in a limited supply and will be prioritized similar to the way credentials are issued. Most media parking is located in the Asp Ave. Parking Facility, located immediately west of the stadium, one half block north of the intersection at Lindsey and Asp (see map on page 57).

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Press Box: Primary recipients are newspaper writers, television reporters and radio personnel. This pass gains access to the press box. Sideline access is only permitted for the last five minutes of the game.

Pertinent media information, including forms, instructions and special media releases, are available online 24 hours a day. Approved media outlets also have access to OU’s high-resolution image library for player and coaching staff action photos and mugs.

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Media Credentials

^ Bob Stoops’ weekly radio show takes place each Tuesday night during the season. Depending on the length of the workout, he may not be available for interviews after practice.

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MAPS & DIRECTIONS

Directions from OKC Airport Follow directions from airport terminal to Interstate 44. Travel west on I-44 (towards Lawton). Merge to I-240 east. Take exit 4A south on Interstate 35. Norman is 17 miles south of the airport. Once in Norman, exit I-35 at Lindsey Street. Turn left (east) at the top of the ramp onto Lindsey. Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is located approximately three miles east of I-35 on the corner of Asp and Lindsey (circled on map to right).

Directions from Dallas/Ft. Worth Travel north on Interstate 35 to Norman. Once in Norman, exit at Lindsey Street. Turn right (east) at the top of the ramp onto Lindsey. Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is located approximately three miles east of I-35 on the corner of Asp and Lindsey (circled on map to right).

Return to OKC Airport Drive I-35 north from Norman to I-240 west. Follow I-240 west to I-44 (I-240 automatically merges with I-44 just west of May Avenue). Take Exit 116B, Airport Road, exit on the left. Follow Airport Road west to Meridian Ave. Take the Meridian Avenue southbound exit and follow Meridian south approximately one mile to the airport.

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Stadium Quick Facts

Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is one of America’s most recognized college football cathedrals. Situated on the east side of the Norman campus, this historical facility is the largest sports arena in the state and, following its expansion in 2004, now ranks among the 15 largest college football stadiums in the nation.

Stadium Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Field Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Owen Field Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natural Grass Official Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82,112 First Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1923 First Game at Site . . . . . . . . . Oct. 20, 1923 (OU 62, Washington, Mo. 7) Largest Crowd . . . . . . . . . . . 85,357 on Sept. 8, 2007 (OU 51, Miami 13) OU’s Record at Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-80-14 (.796) (1923-2005) Most Consecutive Wins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 (1947-1952)

With the expansion of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium to an official capacity of 82,112 and with every home game exceeding that capacity, Oklahoma set numerous attendance records in 2007. In fact, the 10 largest crowds in Memorial Stadium history have occured in the past few seasons.

The largest crowd ever to watch a game in the history of the state of Oklahoma jammed Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2007. The Sooners stormed past rival Miami, 51-13, in front of 85,357 fans. OU has compiled a 42-1 record at home (.977) under head coach Bob Stoops (1999-2007). Not coincidentally, those nine seasons all rank at the top of the list for average home attendance.

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Oklahoma’s average attendance in 2007 for six home games was 84,858. OU ranked first in the Big 12 Conference and No. 9 in the nation in average attendance. Oklahoma ranked No. 4 in the nation in percent of stadium capacity filled for home games at 104 percent.

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The flagship stations for the network are 50,000-watt KOKC, AM 1520 and KRXO, 107.7 FM in Oklahoma City. In Tulsa, the Sooner Sports Radio Network broadcasts may be heard on 100,000-watt KMOD, 97.5 FM. These three stations, along with more than 35 regional affiliates, carry Sooner Sports Talk with Bob Stoops on Tuesday nights, the Coaches Corner with Sooner Coordinators on Thursday evenings and Sooner Sports Today, which airs twice daily, five days per week throughout the season. Game Broadcasts Network broadcasts for all Sooner football games will begin 90 minutes prior to kickoff with a call-in segment, the Sooner Tailgate Show. The show includes interviews with coaches and players plus a pre-game conversation with Bob Stoops. After the game, the Sooner Wrap-up Show features game highlights, player comments and a post-game interview show with Stoops and his assistant coaches. Sooner Sports Talk with Bob Stoops Each Tuesday throughout the season, Sooner Sports Talk provides fans with the opportunity to talk to OU head coach Bob Stoops. The statewide broadcasts air from 7:05-8 p.m. Central. Call toll free at (877) 600-6432. Coaches’ Corner Each Thursday throughout the season, Coaches Corner will feature OU assistant coaches on a statewide call-in show. The broadcast will air from 7:05-8 p.m. Central. Call toll free at (877) 600-6432. Sooner Sports Today This three-minute program airs twice daily (Monday through Friday) on network affiliates. It features timely information and comments from Sooner players and coaches.

Sooner Football Television Sooner Football 2008 Sooner Sports Properties, in conjunction with SoonerVision, produces and syndicates the highly popular 60-minute replay/game highlight show. Broadcast each week following Sooner football games, Sooner Football 2008 features the dramatic plays and highlights of the game action with analysis and comments from Bob Stoops. Sooner Football 2008 airs on KAUT-TV UPN 43 in Oklahoma City, KWBT-TV 19 in Tulsa, KSWO-TV 7 in Lawton and KOMI-TV 24 in Woodward.The show has additional airings during the week on cable affiliates around Oklahoma and the region. Check local listings or visit SoonerSports.com for a complete broadcast schedule. Inside Sooner Football with Bob Stoops This 30-minute video magazine gives an insider’s look at Sooner football. Inside Sooner Football with Bob Stoops airs on KWTV-9 in Oklahoma City, KWBT-TV 19 in Tulsa, KOMI-TV 24 in Woodward, KSWO-TV 7 in Lawton and Fox Sports Net Southwest. Each week throughout the season, Stoops previews the upcoming game and provides viewers a unique perspective with special features and profiles on Sooner football.

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2008 Season Outlook Over the last eight seasons, Oklahoma has won five Big 12 Conference Football Championships ... with five different quarterbacks. That fact alone carries plenty of intrigue, but it’s really nothing more than a subplot to what is happening in Norman. For a program to truly become a program, it must transcend any one person, a message head coach Bob Stoops, the recipient of much of the undesired credit, has preached consistently relative to Oklahoma’s success during his tenure. Stoops has seen four of his assistant coaches move on to head coaching jobs at major universities. He’s witnessed 36 NFL draft choices, including eight of the first round variety, rise from the Sooner camp. And yet the “program” keeps winning. Since 2000, no college program can top Oklahoma’s 90 victories. In Stoops’ nine years, Oklahoma has won fewer than 10 games just two times. The five Big 12 crowns are three more than OU’s closest competitor.

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In 2008, with much of the cast responsible for last year’s league title returning, OU, the first program to win two straight Big 12 Championships, will shoot for three in a row.

The Offense

Most of the returning players on this team reside on offense. That said, there is still the matter of replacing some key performers in the rushing and receiving corps. Otherwise, this is an offense with a lot of experience and ability to produce. Sam Bradford returns at quarterback after one of the most surprisingly pleasant freshman seasons anyone can remember. He’ll throw to a a group of receivers that features last season’s top pass catcher, Juaquin Iglesias, and TE Jermaine Gresham; hand off to a backfield that combined for more than 1,300 yards on their own and toil behind a mammoth offensive line that returns seven of the eight players who were on last season’s two-deep. The message for that collection of players is to become more consistent. While the 2007 team ranked No. 5 in scoring offense (42.3), there is hope that the group can cash in a higher percentage of possessions and develop more dominance in imposing its will.


Quarterbacks

Bradford is back and so is the player who worked in support of him last season. Joey Halzle, a senior, completed 30-of-51 attempts for 454 yards and three touchdowns against just one interception.

Caleb also missed nearly all of last season due to injury, but he received an injury hardship ruling to have his sophmore year restored and coaches are excited to watch his progress.

Another candidate is Matt Clapp, who redshirted last season after playing in his freshman campaign. With the bulk he added last season and his athletic ability, coaches expect Clapp to contribute in a significant way.

In the slot, watch for speedy Manuel Johnson, a senior, who had 31 grabs last season for 448 yards.

Receivers

For the definition of “breakout season” see Juaquin Iglesias, 2007. The Killeen, Texas, native entered last season with 60 career receptions for 804 yards through two seasons. Then, as a junior, he led Oklahoma with 68 grabs for 907 yards and five touchdowns.

Running Backs

For the second time in as many years Oklahoma loses a 1,000-yard rusher, but doesn’t flinch.

Iglesias also emerged as one of the nation’s most dangerous kick returners and rushed eight times for a 10.9-yard average. He’ll likely have one of the outside spots. Other candidates include Quentin Chaney, Adron Tennell and Brandon Caleb. Chaney, a senior, had the best game of his career in the Fiesta Bowl and his four-catch, 129-yard outing is cause for optimism.

At tight end, OU welcomes back talented Jermaine Gresham, who became a touchdown reception as a sophomore. His 11 TD grabs exceeded the best total ever turned in by a Sooner tight end. The swift big man is a nightmarish match-up. Eldridge will play at the tight end spot as will Eric Mensik, who figures to see the most extensive action of his career.

Tennell was off to a good start last season with a 22.8-yard per catch average, but suffered a season-ending knee injury at Texas Tech.

Both Murray and Brown missed spring practices while recuperating from surgery, opening the door for talented and versatile Mossis Madu. He rushed 40 times for 232 yards (5.8./carry) last season and could be a dangerous receiver.

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Chris Brown, a junior, continued as Mr. Dependable, rolling up 611 yards. He scored nine touchdowns and proved to be OU’s most effective ball carrier in short-yardage situations. He rushed 25 times on third down and was successful on 21 of those with a first down and/or touchdown.

Oklahoma’s top 10 recruiting class was perhaps rated the highest at the receiver position with three big and physical players joining the roster. It is not difficult to envision those three, Joshua Jarboe, Dejuan Miller and Jameel Owens, on the field early in their careers.

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DeMarco Murray missed the last three games of the season due to injury, but still ran for 764 yards and 13 touchdowns in his freshman season. The burner scorched Utah State for a 92-yard touchdown run and returned two kickoffs for TDs, a 91-yarder against Baylor and an 81-yarder against Tulsa.

A pair of redshirts will be in the mix, too, in Tyler Stradford and Corey Wilson.

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During the signing period, OU added 6-5 Landry Jones, one of the highest rated prep quarterbacks in the nation.

The fullback position endured the loss of Ian Pleasant and Dane Zaslaw, but is still well-stocked. Brody Eldridge is listed as a tight end, but often lines up at H-back and was so highly regarded as a blocker that he earned first-team All-Big 12 fullback honors last season even though he had no rushing attempts.

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Sam Bradford’s freshman season turned in to quite possibly the best freshman season for any quarterback. With uncanny accuracy, he set an NCAA frosh mark with 36 touchdown passes and led the nation in passing efficiency (176.5).

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Signing day also yielded a couple players who might be ready to go from day one. Both Jermie Calhoun and Justin Johnson were decorated prep players and both have physical qualities that should serve them well on the college level.

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At guard, those in the mix include Brian Simmons and redshirt freshmen Jason Hannan and Alex Williams.

Offensive Line

The center reserves will be Hannan and incoming freshman Ben Habern.

While OU returns seven of eight from last season’s two-deep, including all five starters, the Sooner coaches sing a recurring theme -- consistency. They know that the success of the aerial game depends on the ability to establish the rushing attack, and they want more productivity in that area.

The line returns a number of starters, but the coaches talk about competition in the trenches probably as much as any other position on the team. It’s obvious that the one thing that may outweigh the experience on the line is its depth. The resulting challenges for playing time should make things interesting.

The numbers on which the team will build are pretty impressive. OU quarterbacks dropped into the pocket 415 times last season and were sacked just 14 times. In addition, the team averaged 190.7 yards on the ground while throwing for 258.2.

The Defense

Things are a little different than what they appeared to be even as late as early January. Graduation and early professional departures gave the spring some added meaning in identifying players who will step into more prominent roles.

Phil Loadholt, at 6-8 the tallest starter in OU history, will line up at left tackle, while Trent Williams and Branndon Braxton will likely battle again for the right tackle spot. Left guard Duke Robinson was a consensus All-American last season and right guard Brandon Walker out-graded the other four starters on the coaches’ charts. The returning center is the venerable Jon Cooper, whose string of 29 consecutive starts is the longest on the team.

Across the front four, the Sooners appear set with experience and depth. The questions loom at linebacker and in the secondary where the early departures and graduation hit hardest. New players who joined the team in August will have opportunities for immediate playing time.

Defensive Line

At defensive end, Oklahoma is one better than it might have been since a sixth year was granted to John Williams. Now comes the hard part -- battling back from Achilles’ tendon surgery to regain the form that led him to start three of the first four games in 2007. If Williams can get back, he’ll be teamed with some good ones. Auston English, No. 15 in the nation last season with 9.5 sacks, returns along with Jeremy Beal and Alan Davis, both of whom have previous starting experience, and Pryce Macon, who has played in a reserve role. The list of newcomers has those around the program excited, too, with Frank Alexander and Jontae Bumpus getting their first shot at live action along with true freshmen David King and R.J. Washington. Alexander was impressive in his redshirt season, while Bumpus spent 2007 recuperating from pre-season surgery.

In many cases, the backups can’t be considered backups. Most are good enough to challenge for starting spots. Among the tackles are Cory Brandon, redshirt freshman Donald Stephenson and incoming freshmen Stephen Good and Britt Mitchell.

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A quick glance at the depth chart would seemingly leave the Oklahoma coaches gushing, but that’s not the case.

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The Sooners will re-tool at linebacker and introduce some new faces. The most experienced returnee is Ryan Reynolds, the starter on the weak side last season, but now a candidate for the middle position. Lamont Robinson was a reserve at middle linebacker last season and also will vie for the playing time.

The field corners include Dominque Franks, who started the Fiesta Bowl, and Jonathan Nelson, while the boundary side will include sophomore Brian Jackson and redshirt freshman Jamell Fleming.

The Special Teams

The strong side will feature competition among transplanted safety Keenan Clayton, who was a starter in 2006, and junior college signee J.R. Bryant. Two players who figure to get snaps on both the strong and weak sides include redshirt freshman Austin Box and junior college transfer Mike Balogun.

Kicker

Garrett Hartley was a fixture for the previous four seasons. A Groza Award finalist as a junior, he left OU as one of the most productive kickers in school history.

Defensive Backs

Like linebacker, the secondary will feature a number of new starters. That’s not to say the defensive backfield is devoid of experience. Nic Harris will be back for his third season as a starter after getting the nod in all 14 games of the 2007 season at strong safety and Lendy Holmes is back after playing extensively as a corner and nickel.

Prior to his senior season, the college kickoff location was moved back from the 35 to the 30, but Hartley showed no ill effects. He still booted 29 touchbacks compared to only two by OU opponents.

Harris will likely hold down the strong safety and nickel positions with junior college transfer David Sims and redshirt freshman Sam Proctor in pursuit.

He’s also adept at pinning opponents deep. Last season, he dropped down six of 24 punts inside the 20 with only two touchbacks.

Returners

Oklahoma led the nation in kickoff returns last season and will return its two most lethal, Juaquin Iglesias and DeMarco Murray. Reggie Smith must be replaced as the primary punt returner, but Dominque Franks is a solid candidate. Look for others to get a shot as the spring provided ample opportunity to audition several.

Deep Snapper

Derek Shaw has had the job for the last two seasons and the coaching staff also likes his backup, Kyle Johnson.

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Hays McEachern had the job the last two seasons, but wrapped up his eligibility and will be missed. The Sooners reviewed replacements during spring drills and those candidates will get a closer look in preseason practices.

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Hartley excelled in the most recognizable categories, field goals and points after touchdown, but those who witnessed his career know the attribute that may be missed most is in the area of kickoffs.

Mike Knall improved as a junior, so much so that he won the starting job in game 10. With an average of 43.7 yards and an impressive hang time, Knall fits the bill.

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There won’t be much need for a program to identify the key special teams personnel. With one exception, they’re all the same from a year ago when the special teams logged a stellar season.

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Newcomer Joseph Iboloye will compete for one of the safety spots, but coaches want a chance to work him out before determining which one.

On the weak side, players who will get a look include returnees Brandon Crow, who played last season on special teams, 2007 redshirt Travis Lewis and incoming freshman Daniel Franklin.

Those who will compete for the kicking job include redshirt freshmen Jimmy Stevens and Matthew Moreland and true freshman Tress Way.

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Holmes will get a look at free safety along with redshirt freshman Desmond Jackson.

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Alphabetical Roster

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No. Name (Letters) 84 Alexander, Frank 86 Allgood, Ryan 87 Anderson, David 10 Balogun, Mike 44 Beal, Jeremy* 97 Bennett, Cory*** 26 Bowers, Brett 12 Box, Austin 14 Bradford, Sam* 70 Brandon, Cory 76 Braxton, Branndon*** 35 Breathett, Sherdeill 29 Brown, Chris** 36 Brown, Zack 85 Broyles, Ryan 21 Bryant, J.R. 40 Buchanan, Buck 99 Bumpus, Jonte 8 Caleb, Brandon* 23 Calhoun, Jermie 18 Carter, Cortney 20 Carter, Quinton* 84 Chaney, Quentin*** 34 Clapp, Matt* 22 Clayton, Keenan** 64 Cooke, Kody 50 Cooper, Jon*** 48 Crow, Brandon 95 Davis, Alan* 12 Edwards, Sean 83 Eldridge, Brody** 33 English, Auston* 39 Ferguson, Eli 32 Fleming, Jamell 31 Franklin, Daniel 15 Franks, Dominique* 77 Good, Stephen 35 Gove, Derek 96 Granger, DeMarcus** 18 Gresham, Jermaine** 60 Habern, Ben 15 Halzle, Joey** 87 Hamilton, T.J. 82 Hanna, James 54 Hannan, Jason 19 Harris, Lamar 5 Harris, Nic*** 38 Hayes, Arron 13 Hayes, Michael 11 Holmes, Lendy*** 39 Hutchins, Rashad 41 Ibiloye, Joseph 9 Iglesias, Juaquin*** 2 Jackson, Brian** 6 Jackson, Desmond 3 Jarboe, Joshua 62 Jimoh, Tola 25 Johnson, Justin 55 Johnson, Kyle

Name Pos. Johnson, Manuel . . . . . WR Jackson, Brian . . . . . . . . DB Jarboe, Josh . . . . . . . . . WR Nelson, Jonathan . . . . . DB Owens, Jameel . . . . . . . WR Wilson, Corey . . . . . . . . WR Harris, Nic . . . . . . . . . . . DB Nimmo, John . . . . . . . . . QB Jackson, Desmond . . . . . DB Murray, DeMarco . . . . . . RB Reynolds, Ryan . . . . . . . LB Caleb, Brandon . . . . . . WR Iglesias, Juaquin . . . . . WR Balogun, Mike . . . . . . . . . LB Stradford, Tyler . . . . . . . WR Holmes, Lendy . . . . . . . DB Box, Austin . . . . . . . . . . . LB Jones, Landry . . . . . . . . . QB Knall, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . P Hayes, Michael . . . . . . . DB Bradford, Sam . . . . . . . . QB Edwards, Sean . . . . . . . . DB Franks, Dominique . . . . DB Halzle, Joey . . . . . . . . . . QB Sims, David . . . . . . . . . . . S Madu, Mossis . . . . . . . . RB Stevens, Jimmy . . . . . . . . K Carter, Cortney . . . . . . . DB Gresham, Jermaine . . . . TE Harris, Lamar . . . . . . . . . DB Carter, Quinton . . . . . . . DB Bryant, J.R. . . . . . . . . . . . LB Clayton, Keenan . . . . . . LB Calhoun, Jermie . . . . . . . RB Miller, Dejuan . . . . . . . . WR Johnson, Justin . . . . . . . RB Bowers, Brett . . . . . . . . . DB Proctor, Sam . . . . . . . . . . DB Lewis, Travis . . . . . . . . . . LB Brown, Chris . . . . . . . . . RB Robinson, Lamont . . . . . LB Franklin, Daniel . . . . . . . LB Fleming, Jamell . . . . . . . DB English, Auston . . . . . . . . DE Clapp, Matt . . . . . . . . . . FB Gove, Derek . . . . . . . . . RB Breathett, Sherdeill . . . . . DB Brown, Zack . . . . . . . . . . DB Way, Tress . . . . . . . . . . . . K Moreland, Matthew . . . . . . K Hayes, Arron . . . . . . . . . . FB Hutchins, Rashad . . . . . WR Ferguson, Eli . . . . . . . . . DB Buchanan, Buck . . . . . . . FB Ibiloye, Joseph . . . . . . . . LB Prince, Marloe . . . . . . . . DB Schneberger, Adam . . . . . P Beal, Jeremy . . . . . . . . . DE Troup, Turner . . . . . . . . . LB Ratterree, Trent . . . . . . . TE Crow, Brandon . . . . . . . . LB

Pos. DE TE DE LB DE DT DB LB QB OL OL DB RB DB WR LB FB DE WR RB DB DB WR FB LB OL OL LB DE DB TE DE DB DB LB DB OL RB DT TE OL QB WR TE OL DB DB FB DB DB WR LB WR DB DB WR DE RB DS

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WT 229 241 227 250 253 276 197 221 218 308 304 215 210 165 175 230 229 226 196 210 187 192 203 234 220 291 290 228 255 156 265 253 180 185 220 189 305 176 302 261 275 203 205 215 283 180 230 235 190 201 180 205 204 202 198 195 230 200 223

Cl. RFr. So. RFr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. RFr. So. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. RFr. Jr. RFr. RFr. So. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. RFr. Sr. So. Sr. RFr. Jr. Jr. So. RFr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. RFr. Fr. Sr. RFr. So. Sr. RFr. Fr. Sr. Jr. RFr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr.

Hometown (Previous School) Baton Rouge, La. (Southern Lab) Grove, Okla. (Grove HS) Lawton, Okla. (MacArthur HS) Upper Marlboro, Md. (Lackawanna College) Carrollton, Texas (Creekview HS) San Antonio, Texas (Roosevelt HS) Jacksonville, Fla. (Trinity Christian Academy) Enid, Okla. (Enid HS) Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City North HS) Corsicana, Texas (Corsicana HS) Youngstown, Ohio (Ursuline HS) Wichita, Kan. (Coffeyville CC) Alexandria, La. (Alexandria HS) Hugo, Okla. (Oklahoma State) Norman, Okla. (Norman HS) Jesup, Ga. (Garden City CC) Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam West HS) Muskogee, Okla. (Muskogee HS) Richmond, Va. (Fork Union Military Academy) Ben Wheeler, Texas (Van HS) Dallas, Texas (Duncanville HS) Las Vegas, Nev. (Cheyenne HS) Tulsa, Okla. (Washington HS) Phoenix, Ariz. (Paradise Valley HS) Sulphur Springs, Texas (Sulphur Springs HS) Enid, Okla. (Enid HS) Fort Collins, Colo. (Fort Collins HS) Comanche, Okla. (Comanche HS) Colleyville, Texas (Heritage HS) Magnolia, Ark. (Magnolia HS) La Cygne, Kan. (Prairie View HS) Canadian, Texas (Canadian HS) Moore, Okla. (Westmoore HS) Arlington, Texas (Juan Seguin HS) Mount Airy, Ga. (Habersham Central HS) Tulsa, Okla. (Union HS) Paris, Texas (Paris HS) Carrollton, Texas (Creekview HS) Dallas, Texas (Kimball HS) Ardmore, Okla. (Ardmore HS) Argyle, Texas (Liberty Christian HS) Huntington Beach, Calif. (Golden West CC) Mounds, Okla. (Southern Nazarene) Flower Mound, Texas (Flower Mound HS) Waxahachie, Texas (Waxahachie HS) Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer HS) Alexandria, La. (Alexandria HS) Altus, Okla. (Altus HS) Altus, Okla. (Altus HS) Dallas, Texas (South Oak Cliff HS) Houston, Texas (Hastings HS) Garland, Texas (South Garland HS) Killeen, Texas (Killeen HS) De Soto, Texas (De Soto HS) Seguin, Texas (Seguin HS) Decatur, Ga. (Decatur HS) Tulsa, Okla. (Union HS) Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer HS) Konawa, Okla. (Konawa HS)


ROSTER Numerical Roster Cl. Hometown (Previous School) Sr. Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer HS) Fr. Artesia, N.M. (Artesia HS) Fr. Houston, Texas (Strake Jesuit College Prep HS) Sr. Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral HS) RFr. San Antonio, Texas (Robert E. Lee HS) Sr. Fountain, Colo. (Garden City CC) So. Corpus Christi, Texas (Carroll HS) So. Norman, Okla. (Norman HS) RFr. North Crowley, Texas (North Crowley HS) So. Oklahoma City, Okla. (Southeast HS) Fr. Muskogee, Okla. (Muskogee HS) So. Rosenberg, Texas (Terry HS) Fr. Metuchen, N.J. (Metuchen HS) Jr. Mesquite, Texas (Horn HS) RFr. Tulsa, Okla. (Bishop Kelley HS) RFr. Frisco, Texas (Centennial HS) So. Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman HS) So. Mansfield, Texas (Summitt HS) So. Ponca City, Okla. (Ponca City HS) Fr. Muskogee, Okla. (Muskogee HS) Jr. Tulsa, Okla. (Cy Fair CC) RFr. Pearland, Texas (Pearland HS) RFr. Weatherford, Okla. (Weatherford HS) Jr. Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman HS) Sr. Atlanta, Ga. (Washington HS) Jr. Salem, N.J. (Salem HS) RFr. Noble, Okla. (Noble HS) Jr. Sand Springs, Okla. (Charles Page HS) Jr. Raleigh, N.C. (Hargrave Acad.) Jr. Gainesville, Fla. (Butte College) Sr. Pender, Neb. (Ellsworth CC) RFr. Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs HS) RFr. Oklahoma City, Okla. (Heritage Hall HS) RFr. New Orleans, La. (O. Perry Walker HS) So. Mansfield, Texas (Mansfield HS) Jr. Irving, Texas (Irving HS) RFr. Norman, Okla. (Norman HS) Sr. Detroit, Mich. (Coffeyville CC) Fr. Garland, Texas (Garland HS) Fr. Fort Worth, Texas (Keller Fossil Ridge HS) Fr. Tulsa, Okla. (Union HS) Jr. Shawnee, Okla. (Shawnee HS) RFr. New Orleans, La. (O. Perry Walker HS) Sr. Houston, Texas (Lamar HS) Jr. Longview, Texas (Longview HS) RFr. Carrollton, Texas (Creekview HS)

No. 49 50 52 53 54 55 56 59 60 62 64 70 71 72 73 74 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 84 85 86 86 87 87 88 89 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Name Pos. Marr, John . . . . . . . . . . . LB Cooper, Jon . . . . . . . . . . OL Shaw, Derek . . . . . . . . . DS Walker, Casey . . . . . . . . DL Hannan, Jason . . . . . . . . OL Johnson, Kyle . . . . . . . . DS Morrison, Sean . . . . . . . . DS Stephenson, Donald . . . . OL Habern, Ben . . . . . . . . . . OL Jimoh, Tola . . . . . . . . . . DE Cooke, Kody . . . . . . . . . . OL Brandon, Cory . . . . . . . . OL Williams, Trent . . . . . . . . OL Robinson, Duke . . . . . . . OL Walker, Brandon . . . . . . OL Simmons, Brian . . . . . . . OL Braxton, Branndon . . . . OL Good, Stephen . . . . . . . . OL Williams, Alex . . . . . . . . . OL Loadholt, Phil . . . . . . . . . OL Tennell, Adron . . . . . . . WR Whitson, Carter . . . . . . WR Hanna, James . . . . . . . . TE Eldridge, Brody . . . . . . . TE Chaney, Quentin . . . . . WR Alexander, Frank . . . . . . DE Broyles, Ryan . . . . . . . . WR Allgood, Ryan . . . . . . . . . TE Taylor, Adrian . . . . . . . . . DT Anderson, David . . . . . . . DE Hamilton, T.J. . . . . . . . . WR Mensik, Eric . . . . . . . . . . TE Smith, Kolby . . . . . . . . . . TE Moore, Cordero . . . . . . . DT King, David . . . . . . . . . . . DE Washington, R.J. . . . . . . DE McGee, Stacy . . . . . . . . . DL McCoy, Gerald . . . . . . . . DT Macon, Pryce . . . . . . . . DE Davis, Alan . . . . . . . . . . DE Granger, DeMarcus . . . . DT Bennett, Cory . . . . . . . . DT Williams, John . . . . . . . . DE Bumpus, Jonte . . . . . . . . DE

SEASON REVIEW

WT 183 211 240 190 232 337 249 196 215 295 260 260 200 295 206 225 205 177 207 200 175 208 232 234 335 226 186 217 304 198 243 275 156 183 295 191 210 284 285 242 190 182 300 261 308 182

THE SOONERS

HT 6-0 6-4 6-4 5-10 6-2 6-8 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-6 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-1 5-11 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-5 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-5 5-11 6-4 6-6 5-6 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-1 5-11 6-6 6-6 6-5 6-1

COACHING STAFF

Pos. WR QB DE P LB OL DE RB LB DT DL TE WR DT K DS RB DB QB WR DB DB TE LB OL LB P DS OL DB TE OL K WR DT WR LB OL DL DE K WR OL DE OL WR

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No. Name (Letters) 1 Johnson, Manuel*** 12 Jones, Landry 90 King, David 13 Knall, Mike** 28 Lewis, Travis 79 Loadholt, Phil* 94 Macon, Pryce 17 Madu, Mossis* 49 Marr, John 93 McCoy, Gerald* 92 McGee, Stacy 88 Mensik, Eric 24 Miller, Dejuan 89 Moore, Cordero 37 Moreland, Matthew 56 Morrison, Sean 7 Murray, DeMarco* 3 Nelson, Jonathan 5 Nimmo, John 4 Owens, Jameel 43 Prince, Marloe 27 Proctor, Sam 47 Ratterree, Trent 8 Reynolds, Ryan** 72 Robinson, Duke*** 30 Robinson, Lamont 43 Schneberger, Adam 52 Shaw, Derek** 74 Simmons, Brian** 16 Sims, David 89 Smith, Kolby 59 Stephenson, Donald 17 Stevens, Jimmy 10 Stradford, Tyler 86 Taylor, Adrian* 80 Tennell, Adron** 45 Troup, Turner 73 Walker, Brandon** 53 Walker, Casey 91 Washington, R.J. 36 Way, Tress 81 Whitson, Carter 78 Williams, Alex 98 Williams, John*** 71 Williams, Trent** 4 Wilson, Corey

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Alphabetical Roster

HISTORY

Pronunciation Guide

Mike Balogun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BOW-luh-gun Jermie Calhoun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JER-me Ben Habern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HAY-burn Joey Halzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HALLZ-lee

1950

Joseph Ibiloye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IB-uh-loy Juaquin Iglesias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAH-keen EE-glay-see-us Mossis Madu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moses MUH-doo Adron Tennell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-dron TUH-nell

* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

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24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

PRESEASON DEPTH CHART

64

Offense

Defense

WR

84 80

Quentin Chaney Adron Tennell

6-5 6-4

203 191

Sr. Jr.

DE

33 44

Auston English Jeremy Beal

6-3 6-3

253 253

Jr. So.

LT

79 70 59

Phil Loadholt Cory Brandon Donald Stephenson

6-8 6-7 6-6

337 308 275

Sr. So. RFr.

DT

93 97

Gerald McCoy Cory Bennett

6-4 6-3

295 276

So. Sr.

LG

72 74

Duke Robinson Brian Simmons

6-5 6-5

335 304

Sr. Jr.

DT

86 96

Adrian Taylor DeMarcus Granger

6-4 6-2

295 302

So. Jr.

C

50 54

Jon Cooper Jason Hannan

6-3 6-3

290 283

Sr. RFr.

DE

95 Alan Davis 84 Frank Alexander

6-3 6-4

255 229

Sr. RFr.

RG

73 78

Brandon Walker Alex Williams

6-3 6-6

284 300

Sr. RFr.

SLB

22 21

Keenan Clayton J.R. Bryant

6-2 6-3

220 230

Jr. Jr.

RT

76 71

Branndon Braxton Trent Williams

or

6-6 6-5

304 308

Sr. Jr.

MLB

8 30

Ryan Reynolds Lamont Robinson

6-2 6-1

234 226

Jr. Jr.

TE

18 83

Jermaine Gresham Brody Eldridge

6-6 6-5

261 265

Jr. Jr.

WLB

12 28

Austin Box Travis Lewis

6-2 6-2

221 232

RFr. RFr.

WR

9 8

Juaquin Iglesias Brandon Caleb

6-0 6-2

204 196

Sr. So.

BC

2 32

Brian Jackson Jamell Fleming

6-1 5-11

202 185

Jr. RFr.

QB

14 15

Sam Bradford Joey Halzle

6-4 6-4

218 203

So. Sr.

SS

5 27

Nic Harris Sam Proctor

6-3 6-0

230 208

Sr. RFr.

RB

7 29 17

DeMarco Murray Chris Brown Mossis Madu

6-1 5-11 6-0

205 210 196

So. Jr. So.

FS

11 20

Lendy Holmes Quinton Carter

6-1 6-2

201 192

Sr. So.

FB

34 83

Matt Clapp Brody Eldridge

6-3 6-5

234 265

Jr. Jr.

FC

15 3

Dominique Franks Jonathan Nelson

6-0 5-11

189 177

So. So.

SL

1 85

Manuel Johnson Ryan Broyles

6-0 5-11

183 175

Sr. RFr.

NB

5

Nic Harris

6-3

230

Sr.

DeMarco Murray Juaquin Iglesias Dominique Franks Manuel Johnson

6-1 6-0 6-0 6-0

205 204 189 183

So. Sr. So. Sr.

or

Special Teams K

17 37

Jimmy Stevens Matthew Moreland

5-6 6-2

156 206

RFr. RFr.

KR

7 9 15 1

P

13

Mike Knall

5-10

190

Sr.

PR

15 1

Dominique Franks Manuel Johnson

6-0 6-0

189 183

So. Sr.

DS

52 55

Derek Shaw Kyle Johnson

6-0 6-4

217 223

Jr. Sr.

H

81

Carter Whitson

5-11

182

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PRESEASON AWARDS & HONORS Juaquin Iglesias, Wide Receiver

Maxwell Award Watch List Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 Second Team Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 Third Team

Maxwell Award Watch List Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 First Team Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 Second Team Lindy’s Preseason Big 12 Second Team

Chris Brown, Running Back

Mike Knall, Punter

Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 Third Team

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Sam Bradford, Quarterback

Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 Fourth Team

Jon Cooper, Offensive Line

Auston English, Defensive End

DeMarcus Granger, Defensive Line

Bednarik Award Watch List Athlon Sports Preseason First Team All-American Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 First Team Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 Second Team

DeMarco Murray, Running Back Maxwell Award Watch List The Sporting News Preseason Third Team All-American Lindy’s Preseason Big 12 First Team Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 First Team Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 Second Team

Ryan Reynolds, Linebacker

Jermaine Gresham, Tight End

Nic Harris, Defensive Back

Outland Award Watch List Lombardi Award Watch List Athlon Sports Preseason First Team All-American Lindy’s Preseason First Team All-American Phil Steele’s Preseason First Team All-American The Sporting News Preseason First Team All-American Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 First Team Lindy’s Preseason Big 12 First Team Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 First Team The Sporting News Preseason Big 12 First Team

Brandon Walker, Offensive Line

Lendy Holmes, Defensive Back

Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 Second Team Lindy’s Preseason Big 12 Second Team Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 Third Team

HISTORY

Bednarik Award Watch List Bronco Nagurski Award Watch List Lott Trophy Watch List Phil Steele’s Preseason First Team All-American Lindy’s Preseason Second Team All-American Athlon Sports Preseason Third Team All-American Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 First Team Lindy’s Preseason Big 12 First Team Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 First Team The Sporting News Preseason Big 12 First Team

Duke Robinson, Offensive Line

SEASON REVIEW

Maxwell Award Watch List Phil Steele’s Preseason First Team All-American The Sporting News Preseason Third Team All-American Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 First Team Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 Second Team

Bednarik Award Watch List Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 First Team Lindy’s Preseason Big 12 Second Team Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 Third Team

THE SOONERS

Bednarik Award Watch List Bronco Nagurski Award Watch List Outland Award Watch List Phil Steele’s Preseason Second Team All-American Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 First Team The Sporting News Preseason Big 12 First Team Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 Second Team Lindy’s Preseason Big 12 Second Team

Gerald McCoy, Defensive Line

COACHING STAFF

Bednarik Award Watch List Bronco Nagurski Award Watch List Lombardi Award Watch List The Sporting News Preseason Second Team All-American Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 First Team Lindy’s Preseason Big 12 First Team Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 First Team The Sporting News Preseason Big 12 First Team

Outland Award Watch List Phil Steele’s Preseason Second Team All-American The Sporting News Preseason Second Team All-American Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 First Team Lindy’s Preseason Big 12 First Team Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 First Team\ The Sporting News Preseason Big 12 First Team

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Phil Loadholt, Offensive Line

Athlon Sports Preseason Big 12 First Team Lindy’s Preseason Big 12 First Team The Sporting News Preseason Big 12 First Team Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 Second Team

Phil Steele’s Preseason Big 12 Second Team

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Coaching Staff

Name (Alma Mater, Year) Title Bob Stoops (Iowa, 1983) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach Brent Venables (Kansas State, 1992) . . . . . . . . . . Associate Head Coach/ Defensive Coordinator/LB Bobby Jack Wright (SW Texas State, 1973) . . . . . Assistant Head Coach/ Asst. Defensive Coordinator/DB Kevin Wilson (North Carolina, 1984) . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator/TE/FB Cale Gundy (Oklahoma, 1994) . . . . . . . . . . . . Recruiting Coordinator/RB Jay Norvell (Iowa, 1986) . . . . . Asst. Off. Coor./ Passing Game Coor./WR James Patton (Miami (Ohio), 1993) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach/OL Josh Heupel (Oklahoma, 2001) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach/QB Jackie Shipp (Langston, 1992) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach/DL Chris Wilson (Oklahoma, 1992) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach/DE

2007 Season in Review 2007 Final Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-3 Conference Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2, Big 12 Champions Postseason Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Postseason Result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Virginia 48, Oklahoma 28 Final Ranking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 8 (AP, USA Today Coaches)

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Returning Players What Returns By Percentage

Rushing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.3% Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99.9% Receiving Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66.3% Punt Return Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.3% Kickoff Return Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86.8% Interceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.3% Scoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.1% Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.2% All-Purpose Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.1% Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0% Punting Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.4% Tackles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.1% Tackles for Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.2% Sacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.5% Fumble Recoveries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.4%

OFFENSIVE LETTERMEN RETURNING (21)

QB Sam Bradford, OT Branndon Braxton, RB Chris Brown, WR Brandon Caleb, WR Quentin Chaney, FB Matt Clapp, C Jon Cooper, TE Brody Eldridge, TE Jermaine Gresham, QB Joey Halzle, WR Juaquin Iglesias, WR Manuel Johnson, OT Phil Loadholt, RB Mossis Madu, TE Eric Mensik, RB DeMarco Murray, OG George Robinson, OG Brian Simmons, WR Adron Tennell, OG Brandon Walker, OT Trent Williams

DEFENSIVE LETTERMEN RETURNING (18)

DE Jeremy Beal, DT Cory Bennett, DB Quinton Carter, LB Keenan Clayton, DT Steven Coleman, LB Brandon Crow, DE Alan Davis, DE Auston English, CB Dominque Franks, DT DeMarcus Granger, DB Nic Harris, DB Lendy Holmes, DB Brian Jackson, DT Gerald McCoy, LB Ryan Reynolds, LB Lamont Robinson, DT Adrian Taylor, DE John Williams

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

SOONERS AT A GLANCE

SPECIAL TEAMS LETTERMEN RETURNING (2) P Mike Knall, S Derek Shaw

LETTERMEN LOST (22)

LB Lewis Baker, WR Garrett Bothun, P Michael Cohen, DT Steven Coleman, DE Alonzo Dotson, TE Joe Jon Finley, RB Jacob Gutierrez, K Garrett Hartley, C Noah Hughey, WR Malcolm Kelly, LB Curtis Lofton, QB/H Hays McEachern, OL Sherrone Moore, QB Keith Nichol, RB Allen Patrick, LB Demarrio Pleasant, FB Ian Pleasant, CB Reggie Smith, CB Marcus Walker, FS Darien Williams, SS D.J. Wolfe, FB Dane Zaslaw

PLAYERS WHO REDSHIRTED last season (28)

DE Frank Alexander, DE David Anderson, LB Austin Box, LB T.C. Bread, WR Ryan Broyles, FB Buck Buchanan, DE Jontae Bumpus, WR Steven Cobb, OL Kody Cooke, DB Sean Edwards, DB Jamell Fleming, OL Jason Hannan, FB Arron Hayes, WR Rashad Hutchins, DB Desmond Jackson, LB Travis Lewis, LB John Marr, K Matthew Moreland, DS Sean Morrison, DB Sam Proctor, TE Trent Ratterree, P Adam Schneberger, OL Donald Stephenson, K Jimmy Stevens, WR Tyler Stradford, LB Turner Troup, OL Alex Williams, WR Corey Wilson

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SOONERS AT A GLANCE Starters

Seniors (18)

DT Cory Bennett, OT Branndon Braxton, DB Cortney Carter, WR Quentin Chaney, C Jon Cooper, DE Alan Davis, QB Joey Halzle, DB Nic Harris, DB Lendy Holmes, WR Juaquin Iglesias, DS Kyle Johnson, WR Manuel Johnson, P Mike Knall, OT Phil Loadholt, OG George Robinson, TE Kolby Smith, OG Brandon Walker, DE John Williams

Offensive Starters Returning (13)

* Numbers in parenthesis denote games started.

QB Sam Bradford (14), OT Branndon Braxton (7), C Jon Cooper (14), WR Quentin Chaney (2), TE Brody Eldridge (6), TE Jermaine Gresham (2), WR Juaquin Iglesias (9), WR Manuel Johnson (7), OT Phil Loadholt (14), OG George Robinson (14), OG Brian Simmons (1), OG Brandon Walker (13), OT Trent Williams (7)

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Sooners By Class

Offensive Starters Lost (5)

Juniors (24)

TE Joe Jon Finley (14), WR Malcolm Kelly (13), RB Allen Patrick (13), FB Ian Pleasant (1), FB Dane Zaslaw (3)

Defensive Starters Returning (12)

DE Jeremy Beal (2), DT Cory Bennett (2), DE Alan Davis (4), DE Auston English (9), CB Dominque Franks (1), DT DeMarcus Granger (11), S Nic Harris (13), DB Lendy Holmes (9), DT Gerald McCoy (13), LB Ryan Reynolds (7), DT Adrian Taylor (1), DE John Williams (3)

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LB Mike Balogun, DB Brett Bowers, DB Sherdeill Breathett, RB Chris Brown, LB J.R. Bryant, FB Matt Clapp, LB Keenan Clayton, TE Brody Eldridge, DE Auston English, DT DeMarcus Granger, TE Jermaine Gresham, WR T.J. Hamilton, DB Brian Jackson, DE Tola Jimoh, DT Cordero Moore, DB Marloe Prince, LB Ryan Reynolds, LB Lamont Robinson, DS Derek Shaw, OG Brian Simmons, DB David Sims, WR Adron Tennell, WR Carter Whitson, OT Trent Williams

Defensive Starters Lost (7)

TE Ryan Allgood, LB Jeremy Beal, QB Sam Bradford, OL Cory Brandon, DB Zack Brown, WR Brandon Caleb, DB Quinton Carter, LB Brandon Crow, DB Eli Ferguson, DB Dominique Franks, RB Derek Gove, DB Michael Hayes, DE Pryce Macon, RB Mossis Madu, DT Gerald McCoy, TE Erik Mensik, RB DeMarco Murray, DB Jonathan Nelson, QB John Nimmo, DT Adrian Taylor

LB Lewis Baker (12), DT Steven Coleman (1), DE Alonzo Dotson (10), LB Curtis Lofton (13), CB Reggie Smith (13), CB Marcus Walker (14), SS D.J. Wolfe (14)

Specialists Starters Returning (2) P Mike Knall (5), LS Derek Shaw (14)

Specialists Starters Lost (3)

COACHING STAFF

Sophomores (20)

P Michael Cohen (9), K Garrett Hartley (14), H Hays McEachern (14)

Redshirt Freshmen (26)

True Freshmen (17)

Rushing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DeMarco Murray (764) Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Bradford (3,121) Receiving Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Juaquin Iglesias (907) Punt Return Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominque Franks (124) Kickoff Return Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Juaquin Iglesias (826) Interceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lendy Holmes (3) Scoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DeMarco Murray (90) Total Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Bradford (3,128) All-Purpose Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Juaquin Iglesias (1,833) Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not Applicable Punting Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Knall (1,049) Tackles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nic Harris (74) Tackles for Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auston English (13) Sacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auston English (9.5)

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Rushing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen Patrick (1,009) Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keith Nichol (15) Receiving Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Kelly (821) Punt Return Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reggie Smith (203) Kickoff Return Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen Patrick (185) Interceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D.J. Wolfe (4) Scoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garrett Hartley (110) Total Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen Patrick (1,009) All-Purpose Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen Patrick (1,250) Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garrett Hartley (13) Punting Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Cohen (1,263 Tackles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis Lofton (156) Tackles for Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis Lofton (10.5) Sacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alonzo Dotson (2.0)

SEASON REVIEW

RB Jermie Calhoun, LB Daniel Franklin, OL Stephen Good, OL Ben Habern, TE James Hanna, DB Lamar Harris, DB Joseph Ibiloye, WR Joshua Jarboe, RB Justin Johnson, QB Landry Jones, DE David King, DL Stacy McGee, WR Dejuan Miller, WR Jameel Owens, DL Casey Waker, DE R.J. Washington, K Tress Way

Returning Statistical Leaders

THE SOONERS

DE Frank Alexander, DE David Anderson, LB Austin Box, WR Ryan Broyles, FB Buck Buchanan, DE Jontae Bumpus, OL Kody Cooke, DB Sean Edwards, DB Jamell Fleming, OL Jason Hannan, FB Arron Hayes, WR Rashad Hutchins, DB Desmond Jackson, LB Travis Lewis, LB John Marr, K Matthew Moreland, DS Sean Morrison, DB Sam Proctor, TE Trent Ratterree, P Adam Schneberger, OL Donald Stephenson, K Jimmy Stevens, WR Tyler Stradford, LB Turner Troup, OL Alex Williams, WR Corey Wilson

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Oklahoma will play its third consecutive 12-game regular-season schedule in 2008, hosting six of those contests in Norman. Highlighting the slate are a pair of firsts -- the first ever meeting with the University of Cincinnati and the Sooners’ first ever trip to Seattle, Wash., to take on the University of Washington. The matchup with Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas is set for the second Saturday in October while the Bedlam Game against Oklahoma State remains over the Thanksgiving weekend. Big 12 Conference North opponents switch as Oklahoma takes on Kansas and Nebraska in Norman and travels to Manhattan, Kan., to face Kansas State.

Chattanooga Chattanooga Mocs Game: Aug. 30 at Norman Series: First ever meeting Last Meeting: N/A

Cincinnati Media Relations Contact: Jeff Romero jeff-romero@utc.edu (423) 425-5292 gomocs.com

at Washington Washington Huskies Game: Sept. 13 at Seattle, Wash. Series: Tied 1-1 Last Meeting: Sept. 9, 2006 OU 37, UW 20 at Norman

Media Relations Contact: Richard Kilwien rkilwien@u.washington.edu (206) 543-8333 gohuskies.com

Media Relations Contact: Nick Joos nicholas-joos@baylor.edu (254) 710-3043 baylorbears.com

Media Relations Contact: Mike Strauss mstrauss@ku.edu (785) 864-3420 kuathletics.com

Texas Longhorns Game: Oct. 11 at Dallas, Texas Series: 56-40-5, Texas Last Meeting: Oct. 6, 2007 OU 28, UT 21 at Dallas

Media Relations Contact: John Bianco john.bianco@athletics.utexas.edu (512) 471-1346 texassports.com

Kansas State Wildcats Game: Oct. 25 at Manhattan, Kan. Series: 68-17-4, Oklahoma Last Meeting: Oct. 1, 2005 OU 43, KSU 21 at Norman

Media Relations Contact: Kenny Lannou klannou@k-state.edu (785) 532-7977 kstatesports.com

at Texas A&M Media Relations Contact: Keith Mann kmann@huskers.com (402) 472-0237 huskers.com

Texas Tech Texas Tech Red Raiders Game: Nov. 22 at Norman Series: 11-4, Oklahoma Last Meeting: Nov. 17, 2007 TTU 34, OU 27 at Lubbock

Media Relations Contact: Mark Cohen m.cohen@tcu.edu (817) 257-5394 gofrogs.com

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Nebraska Nebraska Cornhuskers Game: Nov. 1 at Norman Series: 43-37-3, Oklahoma Last Meeting: Dec. 2, 2006 OU 21, NU 7 at Kansas City, Mo.

Texas Christian Horned Frogs Game: Sept. 27 at Norman Series: 6-4, Oklahoma Last Meeting: Sept. 3, 2005 TCU 17, OU 10 at Norman

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Kansas Kansas Jayhawks Game: Oct. 18 at Norman Series: 66-27-6, Oklahoma Last Meeting: Oct. 15, 2005 OU 19, KU 3 at Kansas City, Mo.

Media Relations Contact: Kelby Siler kelby.siler@uc.edu (513) 556-0617 gobearcats.com

TCU

at Baylor Baylor Bears Game: Oct. 4 at Waco, Texas Series: 17-0, Oklahoma Last Meeting: Nov. 10, 2007 OU 52, BU 21 at Norman

Cincinnati Bearcats Game: Sept. 6 at Norman Series: First ever meeting Last Meeting: N/A

Texas A&M Aggies Game: Nov. 8 at College Station, Texas Series: 16-10, Oklahoma Last Meeting: Nov. 3, 2007 OU 42, A&M 14 at Norman

Media Relations Contact: Alan Cannon a-cannon@athletics.tamu.edu (979) 845-0563 aggieathletics.com

at Oklahoma State Media Relations Contact: Chris Cook chris.cook@ttu.edu (806) 742-2770 texastech.com

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Oklahoma State Cowboys Game: Nov. 29 at Stillwater, Okla. Series: 79-16-7, Oklahoma Last Meeting: Nov. 24, 2007 OU 49, OSU 17 at Norman

Media Relations Contact: Kevin Klintworth kevin.klintworth@okstate.edu (405) 744-7714 okstate.com


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HEAD COACH

Bob Stoops Head Coach | 10th Season | 97-22 (.815) Record at Oklahoma

History is one tough customer at Oklahoma. The tradition, so rich and so long-standing, is as daunting as it is impressive. To be among the best at Oklahoma is to be among the best in college football... Such dramatics are lost on Bob Stoops. The Sooner head coach befriended the would-be albatross of OU’s successful past from his first day on campus and remains steadfastly focused on tomorrow and the championship it holds. It falls then to long-time observers and experts of the game to define Stoops’ impact. Rarely have the pundits had it so easy.

That was true again in 2007. Stoops became the first coach in Big 12 history to place back-to-back conference titles in his trophy case and was one of several teams, in a year of parity, to contend for the national title. Many called it Stoops’ best coaching job, a mouthful of compliment considering the star-studded nature of his accomplishments at OU. Under Stoops, Oklahoma has won 97 games; the 2000 national championship; spent 87 consecutive weeks in the national rankings; played in nine bowl games, six of the BCS variety; taken part in three national championship games and captured five Big 12 crowns. On a playing field leveled by scholarship limits and parity, this era stares down the Oklahoma standard and does not blink. The achievement is so brilliant that it dulls the memory of what Stoops inherited. When he arrived in Norman, the proud Sooner program was five years removed from a winning record, four from a postseason appearance. Those atypical days of angst are so forgotten now that they could be mentioned with the Land Rush and Dust Bowl. Stoops has been characterized as a grounded family man, brilliant big-game coach, relentless recruiter, strong leader and a person with uncommon perspective.

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His success emanates from a disciplined style true to his roots in the Steel Valley of Ohio, but he is far from inflexible. The principles to which he holds are the tried and true axioms of the sport … mixed with cutting-edge strategy and an appreciation for the calculated risk. During his time, OU has produced record-setting passers and receivers, three 1,000-yard rushers, suffocating defense and special teams units that rank among the most dynamic in the land. The Sooners have been nothing if not versatile. The son of a coach, Stoops was a four-year starter at Iowa. He began his coaching career in 1983 as a volunteer in the Hawkeye program under Hayden Fry, working through the ranks until he became co-defensive coordinator at Kansas State (1991-95). There he played a key role in one of the most impressive turnarounds in college football history. Eventually, he left for Florida and a three-year stint as Steve Spurrier’s defensive coordinator. In 1996, he was part of a national championship team. It was with the Gators that the spotlight found Stoops and made him one of the hottest names in the profession. His hiring at Oklahoma was one for the ages.

Coaching Accomplishments

• Stoops is 97-22 overall, 64-13 vs. the Big 12, 35-9 vs. the Big 12 South, 28-4 vs. the Big 12 North, 5-1 in the Big 12 title game, 33-9 vs. non-conference opponents, 54-2 at home, 27-11 on the road, 15-9 on neutral fields, 27-11 vs. ranked opponents, 4-5 in bowls, 3-4 in January bowls and 2-4 in BCS games. • OU has set or tied more than 170 school records under Stoops, not including bowl bests and marks specific to a particular position (i.e., receptions by a running back). Among those marks under Stoops are passing for a game, season and career; receiving for a game, season and career; and rushing for a season.


HEAD COACH THE STOOPS FAMILY BOOMER S OONER

The Stoops File

Birthdate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 9, 1960 Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youngstown, Ohio High School . . . . . . . . . . . . Cardinal Mooney, 1978 College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa, 1983 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Carol daughter, Mackenzie twin sons, Isaac and Drake

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Coaching History

1999-Present . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma, Head Coach 1996-1998 Florida, Asst. Head Coach, Def. Coor. 1991-1995 . . Kansas State, Co-Defensive Coor. 1989-1990 . . . . Kansas State, Defensive Backs 1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . Kent State, Assistant Coach 1985-1987 . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa, Volunteer Coach 1983-1984 . . . . Iowa, Graduate Assistant Coach

OU Football Then and Now

The nine years before and after Bob Stoops’ arrival ...

• An OU player has finished among the top seven in the Heisman voting five times: Adrian Peterson (No. 2 in 2004), Jason White (No. 3 in 2004), Jason White (No. 1 in 2003), Roy Williams (No. 7 in 2001) and Josh Heupel (No. 2 in 2000). • OU has had a double-digit lead in 98 of Stoops’ 119 games. • Oklahoma has played in nine bowl games. Never had an OU coach taken even his first three teams to bowls. Prior to Stoops’ arrival, OU had gone four straight years without a bowl, and had not played in one of what is now a BCS game since the 1988 Orange Bowl (1987 season). Stoops, in his second season, led OU to the 2001 Orange Bowl (2000 season).

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• Under Stoops, OU has produced 24 All-Americans; two AP Players of the Year (Heupel, White); two Nagurski Award winners (Williams, Derrick Strait); two Thorpe Award winners (Williams, Strait); two Butkus Award winners (Rocky Calmus, Teddy Lehman); one Bednarik Award winner (Lehman); one Lombardi Award winner (Tommie Harris); one Walter Camp winner (Heupel); two O’Brien Award winners (White twice); a Maxwell Award winner (White); a Unitas Award winner (White); an Outland Trophy winner (Jammal Brown) and one Mosi Tatupu Award winner (J.T. Thatcher).

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Before Since (1990-98) (1999-2007) Overall Record 54-46-3 97-22-0 Conference Record 31-33-2 64-13-0 Vs. Ranked Opponents 5-29-2 28-11 No. of Weeks in AP Top 25 51 106 National Titles 0 1 Conference Titles 0 5 BCS Games 0 6 Bowl Games 3 9 National Award Winners 0 16 Heisman Trophy Winners 0 1 Heisman Trophy Finalists 0 4 All-America Selections 2 24 All-Conference Selections 19 56 All-Conference Academic 24 49 NFL 1st Round Choices 1 8 NFL Top 5 Round Choices 12 30 Years Among final Top 25 3 8 Years Among final top 10 0 6

• OU won the 2000 national championship, played for two more and captured six Big 12 South crowns and five Big 12 titles. Oklahoma has spent 22 weeks at No. 1.

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• Stoops has authored two of the seven longest winning streaks in Oklahoma history. His 2000 and 2001 teams won 20 straight, while the 2002 and 2003 teams reeled off 14 in a row. Those victories all came against I-A opponents.

• OU has had a Butkus finalist in four of the last seven years and a Lombardi finalist in three of the last six. The Sooners also have had finalists for the Biletnikoff, Groza, Guy, Hendricks, Mackey and Doak Walker awards.

• During his final four seasons in Manhattan, Kansas State posted a 35-12 record and played in three bowl games.

HISTORY

• In 1996 and 1997, his Florida defense scored eight touchdowns. The 1996 Gators won the national championship.

• He assisted K-State to its first 10-win season with a defense that allowed seven or fewer points in six games, including three shutouts. In 1995, his unit led the nation in total defense (250.8 ypg) with four defensive backs named All-Big Eight.

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BOB STOOPS

Bowl Games as a Coach (20)

2008 Fiesta (BCS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2007 Fiesta (BCS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Orange (BCS National Championship game) . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2004 Sugar (BCS National Championship game) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2003 Rose (BCS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2002 Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2001 Orange (BCS National Championship game) . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 1999 Independence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 1999 Orange (BCS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida 1998 Florida Citrus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida 1997 Sugar (National Championship) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida 1995 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State 1994 Aloha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State 1993 Copper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State 1987 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa 1986 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa 1985 Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa 1984 Freedom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa 1983 Gator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa

Bowl Games as a Player (2)

1983 Peach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa 1982 Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa

Accomplishments as a Player

• Four-year starter at defensive back, Iowa, 1979-82 • Honorable Mention All-American, 1982 • Iowa team Most Valuable Player, 1982 • Two-time All-Big Ten selection, 1979, 1982 • Career totals included 205 tackles and 10 interceptions

Stoops’ Career Coaching Record Year 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

School . . . . . . . Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bowl Oklahoma . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-3 . . . . . . . . . Fiesta Bowl, lost to West Virginia, (48-28) Oklahoma . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-3 . . . . . . . Fiesta Bowl, lost to Boise State (43-42, OT) Oklahoma . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holiday Bowl, def. Oregon (17-14) Oklahoma . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange Bowl, lost to USC (55-19) Oklahoma . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sugar Bowl, lost to LSU (21-14) Oklahoma . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2 . . . . . . . . Rose Bowl, def. Washington State (34-14) Oklahoma . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cotton Bowl, def. Arkansas (10-3) Oklahoma . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 . . . . . . . . . . . Orange Bowl, def. Florida State (13-2) Oklahoma . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 . . . . . . Independence Bowl, lost to Ole Miss (27-25)

1998 1997 1996

Florida . . . . . . . Asst. Head Coach/Def. Coor. . . . . 10-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange Bowl, def. Syracuse (31-10) Florida . . . . . . . Asst. Head Coach/Def. Coor. . . . . 10-2 . . . . . . . . Florida Citrus Bowl, def. Penn State (21-6) Florida . . . . . . . Asst. Head Coach/Def. Coor. . . . . 12-1 . . . . . . . . . . . Sugar Bowl, def. Florida State (52-20)

1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989

Kansas State . . Co-Defensive Coordinator . . . . . . . 10-2 . . . . . . . . Holiday Bowl, def. Colorado State (54-21) Kansas State . . Co-Defensive Coordinator . . . . . . . . 9-3 . . . . . . . . . Aloha Bowl, lost to Boston College (12-7) Kansas State . . Co-Defensive Coordinator . . . . . . 9-2-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copper Bowl, def. Wyoming (52-17) Kansas State . . Co-Defensive Coordinator . . . . . . . . 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Bowl Game Kansas State . . Co-Defensive Coordinator . . . . . . . . 7-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Bowl Game Kansas State . . Defensive Backs Coach . . . . . . . . . 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Bowl Game Kansas State . . Defensive Backs Coach . . . . . . . . 1-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Bowl Game

1988

Kent State . . . . Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Bowl Game

1987 1986 1985 1984 1983

Iowa . . . . . . . . . Volunteer Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holiday Bowl, def. Wyoming (20-19) Iowa . . . . . . . . . Volunteer Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3 . . . . . . . Holiday Bowl, def. San Diego State (39-38) Iowa . . . . . . . . . Volunteer Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose Bowl, lost to UCLA (45-28) Iowa . . . . . . . . . Graduate Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freedom Bowl, def. Texas (55-17) Iowa . . . . . . . . . Graduate Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gator Bowl, lost to Florida (14-6)

Totals At OU

25 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225-80-2 (.733) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bowl Coaching Record: 12-8 Nine years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97-22 (.815) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bowl Coaching Record: 4-5

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Prominent Pupils

• C.J. Ah You (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rams • Rufus Alexander (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . Vikings • Remi Ayodele (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . Cowboys • Mark Bradley (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bears • Jammal Brown (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saints • Chris Chester (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ravens • Mark Clayton (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ravens • Dan Cody (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ravens • Dusty Dvoracek (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . Bears • Tommie Harris (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bears • Clint Ingram (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jaguars • Brandon Jones (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Titans • Davin Joseph (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . Buccaneers • Malcolm Kelly (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . Redskins • Teddy Lehman (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . Buccaneers • Curtis Lofton (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Falcons • Brandon Moore (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49ers • Donte Nicholson (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . Buccaneers • Allen Patrick (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ravens • Adrian Peterson (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . Vikings • Brodney Pool (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Browns • J.D. Runnels (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bears • Reggie Smith (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49ers • Jimmy Wilkerson (Oklahoma) . . . . . . Buccaneers • Roy Williams (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . Cowboys • Travis Wilson (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Browns • Andre Woolfolk (Oklahoma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jets •  Jevon Kearse (Florida) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Titans •  Mike Peterson (Florida) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jaguars •  Fred Weary (Florida) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texans


ASSISTANT COACHES Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers | 10th Season

Coaching Accomplishments

• The 2007 defense finished second in the the Big 12 in both scoring (No. 5 nationally) and total (No. 19 nationally) defense despite facing six of the nation’s top-15 offenses, including three of the top five. OU topped the Big 12 in sacks with 32 along with picking up six defensive touchdowns. Coached the 2007 AP Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in Curtis Lofton.

The Venables File

Birthdate . . . . . . December 18, 1970 Hometown . . . . . . . . . . Salina, Kan. High School . . . . Salina South, 1989 College . . . . . . Kansas State, 1992 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Julie sons, Jake and Tyler

Bowls Coached (15)

• The 2003 Sooners ranked No. 1 nationally in total defense and passing defense, No. 2 in pass efficiency defense, No. 3 in scoring defense, No. 5 in turnover margin and No. 19 in rushing defense.­ • In 2002, OU was No. 6 nationally in scoring defense, No. 7 in pass efficiency, defense, No. 9 in passing defense, No. 10 in total defense and No. 14 in rushing defense. • Coached the Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 2002 (Lance Mitchell), 1999 (Torrance Marshall) and 1997 (Jeff Kelly).

Accomplishments as a Player

• In 2001, the Sooners ranked No. 4 nationally in scoring defense, No. 4 in total defense, No. 5 in pass efficiency defense, No. 7 in rushing defense and No. 11 in passing defense. OU ranked No. 6 nationally in turnovers gained with 33 takeaways for a second straight season.

• Standout LB at Garden City (Kan.) Community College where he was an All-American after recording 276 tackles.

• HM All-Big Eight in 1992 with 124 tackles (second on team), including a team-leading 68 unassisted tackles.

• ­­Class 5A Defensive POY, Kansas Sports Magazine.

THE VENABLES FAMILY

SEASON REVIEW HISTORY

2008 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2007 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Orange . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2004 Sugar . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2003  Rose . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2002  Cotton . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2001  Orange . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 1999  Independence . . . . Oklahoma 1998  Alamo . . . . . . . Kansas State 1998  Fiesta . . . . . . . . Kansas State 1997  Cotton . . . . . . . Kansas State 1995  Holiday . . . . . . Kansas State 1994  Aloha . . . . . . . . Kansas State 1993  Copper . . . . . . . Kansas State

• Coordinated a unit that led the Big 12 in 2004 in total defense, rushing defense and scoring defense. The Sooners ranked No. 11 nationally in scoring and rushing defense, No. 13 in total defense. OU held 11 opponents below their scoring and total offense average.

• Curtis Lofton (Oklahoma), Falcons First Team All-American 2007 AP Big 12 Defensive POY • Rufus Alexander (Oklahoma), Vikings First Team All-American 2006 Big 12 Defensive POY • Clint Ingram (Oklahoma), Jaguars • Lance Mitchell (Oklahoma) 2004 All-Big 12, Butkus Award finalist, 2002 Big 12 Defensive NOY • Teddy Lehman (Oklahoma), Buccaneers 2003 Butkus Award winner, Bednarik Award winner, First Team All-­American ­­­• Rocky Calmus (Oklahoma) 2001 Butkus Award winner 2001 Big 12 Defensive POY First Team All-­American • Torrance Marshall (Oklahoma) First Team All-American, Big 12 Defensive NOY • Brandon Moore (Oklahoma), 49ers • Jeff Kelly (Kansas State) 1998 Big 12 Defensive POY 1997 Big 12 Defensive NOY • Ben Leber (Kansas State), Vikings • Mark Simoneau (Kansas State), Saints • Monty Beisel (Kansas State), Cardinals

THE SOONERS

2004-present . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Associate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers 1999-2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Co-Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­Kansas State Def. Run Game Coordinator 1996-1998 . . . . . . . . . ­ Kansas State Linebackers 1993-1995 . . . . . . . . . ­ Kansas State Graduate Assistant

• The 2005 OU defense ranked No. 4 against the rush and No. 13 in total yards. Rufus Alexander and Dusty Dvoracek were consensus All-Big 12. C.J. Ah You was the consensus Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year.

Prominent Pupils

COACHING STAFF

Coaching History

• Coached the 2006 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in Rufus Alexander. The ‘06 defense led the Big 12 in total (No. 16 nationally), scoring (No. 19 nationally) and pass efficiency defense (No. 13 nationally) and was No. 2 in rushing defense (No. 16 nationally). OU tied for sixth nationally with 32 turnovers caused.

• All three 1997 K-State linebackers were all-conference.

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• One of five finalists for the 2006 Broyles Award.

• Oklahoma’s 2000 linebackers included Rocky Calmus (first team All-American and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year) and Torrance Marshall (first team All-Big 12).

BOOMER S OONER

BRENT VENABLES

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


ASSISTANT COACHES

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

BOBBY JACK WRIGHT

AssT. Head Coach/ASST. Defensive Coordinator/DEFENSIVE BACKS | 10th Season

Coaching Accomplishments

• Helped 2007 OU defense to the No. 3 Big 12 defensive pass efficiency ranking. OU was second in the conference with 19 interceptions. Three DBs (Nic Harris, Reggie Smith, D.J. Wolfe) received first-team All-Big 12 honors.

The Wright File

Birthdate . . . . . December 11, 1950 Hometown . . . . . . . . Mission, Texas High School . . . . . . . . Mission, 1968 College . . . . . . SW Texas St., 1973 Texas A&I, 1980 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Bee daughters, McKenna, Melia and Micaelan

Coaching History

2005-present . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Assistant Head Coach, Asst. Defensive Coordinator, Secondary 1999-2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . ­ Oklahoma Recruiting Coordinator, Defensive Ends 1986-1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­ Texas Assistant Coach 1983-1985 . . . . . . ­ North Texas State Assistant Coach 1979-1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . ­Texas A&I Assistant Coach 1973-78 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coach Texas High School ranks

Bowls Coached (14)

2008 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2007 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Orange . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2004 Sugar . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2003  Rose . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2002  Cotton . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2001  Orange . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 1999  Independence . . . . Oklahoma 1997  Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas 1996  Sugar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas 1994  Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas 1991  Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas 1987  Bluebonnet . . . . . . . . . Texas

• In 2006, OU led the Big 12 and ranked No. 13 nationally in pass efficiency defense. All five players who started in the secondary received some kind of all-conference recognition. • Moved to the secondary in 2005. D.J. Wolfe and Reggie Smith both earned postseason honors. The Sooners ranked No. 21 nationally in passing efficiency defense. In Big 12 games, OU ranked No. 1 in completion percentage defense, No. 2 in passing efficiency defense and No. 3 in passing yardage allowed. • OU defensive backs had more interceptions in 11 games of 2005 than in 13 games of 2004. • Wright’s 2004 DE rotation of Dan Cody, Jonathan Jackson and Larry Birdine ranked No. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, in sacks among Big 12 players. • Also the special teams coordinator in 2004, Wright saw OU rank No. 1 in the Big 12 in kickoff coverage (15.7 ypr.), while giving opponents an average of just 4.2 yards on 21 attempts. • In 2003, his ends piled up 35 TFL, 20 sacks and 59 hurries. In ‘02, the DEs accounted for nearly half of the team’s sacks. Jimmy Wilkerson was All-Big 12 for the second straight year. In ‘01, the ends combined for 21 tackles for loss, including 18 by Wilkerson. • Under Wright’s guidance, All-Big 12 receiver Mike Adams broke every UT record in 1996. • ­In 1991, his secondary ranked No. 1 in the nation in pass efficiency defense.

• ­His 1995 receiving unit was the best in the SWC when it averaged 16.8 yards per catch (107 catches for 1,796 yards and 10 TD). It featured first team All-SWC performer Mike Adams, the SWC’s leading receiver. • Helped lead North Texas to a 1983 conference crown and the I-AA playoffs. • Was on the coaching staff that led Texas A&I to the 1979 Division II national title.

Prominent Pupils

• Reggie Smith (Oklahoma), 49ers All-Big 12 • Dan Cody (Oklahoma), Ravens Finalist for the Hendricks Award and consensus All-Big 12 selection (2003-04) • Jonathan Jackson (Oklahoma) All-Big 12 • Jimmy Wilkerson (Oklahoma), Buccaneers Honorable mention All-Big 12 • Cory Heinecke (Oklahoma) Two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 • Corey Callens (Oklahoma) Honorable mention All-Big 12 • Priest Holmes (Texas) • Phil Dawson (Texas) • ­Mike Adams (Texas), Browns • ­­Lance Dunn (Texas) All-American • Stanley Richards (Texas) All-American • Winfred Tubbs (Texas) All-American • Britt Hager (Texas) All-American • Eric Metcalf (Texas) • Darrell Green (Texas A&I), NFL All-Pro

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• Developed freshman Texas K Phil Dawson, a first team All-SWC honoree and Groza semifinalist, into the top-ranked kicker in the nation.

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ASSISTANT COACHES Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends/Fullbacks | Seventh Season

Coaching Accomplishments

The Wilson File

Coaching History

• Finalist for the 2000 Broyles Award.

• The 2005 line produced consensus All-Big 12 pick Davin Joseph as Adrian Peterson again eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards. Three freshmen were integrated as starters.

• Davin Joseph (Oklahoma), Buccaneers 2005 and 2004 All-Big 12 • Chris Chester (Oklahoma), Ravens • Jammal Brown (Oklahoma), Saints Two-time All-American, 2004 Outland Trophy winner • Wes Sims (Oklahoma) • Vince Carter (Oklahoma) 2004 All-American; 2003 and 2004 Rimington Award finalist • Eric Beverly, (Miami, Ohio) • Alex Sulfsted, (Miami, Ohio) • Travis Prentice, (Miami, Ohio) NCAA all-time leading scorer, No. 5 NCAA rusher • ­Damian Anderson (Northwestern) All-American, No. 6 rusher in Big Ten history • Zac Kustok (Northwestern) Big Ten total offense leader, Unitas Award finalist

• In 2004, the line, featuring Outland winner Jammal Brown and Walter Camp All-American and Rimington Award finalist Vince Carter, cleared the way for Heisman runner-up Adrian Peterson’s 1,925 rushing yards while allowing a Big 12-low nine sacks. • The 2004 Sooners, featuring Wes Sims, a sixth-round draft choice by the Chargers, and All-Big 12 pick Joseph, were No. 8 in total offense and averaged 34.8 points. • The 2003 team ranked No. 3 nationally with 42.9 points/game and No. 19 with 439.4 yards of total offense/game. • In 2002, the line had four honorees as Quentin Griffin fell 13 yards shy of OU’s season rushing record.

• Has helped produce 14 1,000-yard rushers. At OU, both Peterson (1,925 yards in 2004, 1,024 in 2005) and Griffin (1,884 yards in 2002) worked under Wilson.

Prominent Pupils

THE WILSON FAMILY SEASON REVIEW

Bowls Coached (9)

HISTORY

2008 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2007 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Orange . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2004 Sugar . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2003 Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2002 Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2000 Alamo . . . . . . . . Northwestern 1986 Aloha . . . . . . . . North Carolina

Bowls Played (4) 1983  Peach . . . . . . 1982  Sun . . . . . . . . 1981  Gator . . . . . . . 1980  Bluebonnet . .

THE SOONERS

2006-present . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Offensive Coord., TE, FB 2002-05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­ Oklahoma Co-Offensive Coordinator, OL 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .­ Northwestern Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, QB 1999-2000 . . . . . . . . . ­ Northwestern Offensive Coordinator, QB 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­Miami (Ohio) Offensive Coordinator/QB 1992-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . ­Miami (Ohio) Offensive Coordinator, OL 1990-91 . . . . . . . . . . . . ­Miami (Ohio) Offensive Line 1989 . . . . ­Foard (N.C.) High School Head Coach, Athletics Director 1988 . . . . . . . . . ­North Carolina A&T Offensive Coordinator, OL 1987 . . . . . . . .­ Winston Salem State Offensive Line 1984-86 . . . . . . . . . . ­ North Carolina Student, Graduate Asst. Coach

• The 2006 offense was balanced with 2,480 rushing yards and 2,682 passing yards. Three different running backs logged 100-yard games and QB Paul Thompson put up numbers that ranked among the top 10 in school history for passing yards, touchdown passes, and completion percentage. OU ranked No. 19 nationally in scoring offense; No. 17 in rushing offense.

COACHING STAFF

Birthdate . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 23, 1961 Hometown . . . . . . . . . Maiden, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . Maiden, 1980 College . North Carolina, 1984, 1987 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Angela daughters, Elaina, Makenzie and Marlee; sons, Trey and Toby

• In 2000, Northwestern set 25 school marks while ranking No. 3 nationally in total offense. The co-Big Ten champs were led by Damian Anderson, who rushed for a Big Ten record 193.6 yards per game.

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• Oversaw the 2007 offense that led the nation in passing efficiency. Scoring offense was second in the conference while ranking No. 5 nationally with 42.3 points per game. OU topped the 40-point mark eight times. Total offense ranked No. 19 nationally. All three regular tight ends (Eldridge, Finley, Gresham) received Big 12 honors.

• As Northwestern’s offensive coordinator, the 2001 Wildcats led the Big 10 in total offense and QB Zac Kustok was conference leader in that same category.

BOOMER S OONER

Kevin wilson

North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


ASSISTANT COACHES

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

CALE GUNDY

Recruiting Coordinator/Running Backs | 10th Season

Coaching Accomplishments

• Three different OU backs eclipsed the 500-yard mark, led by senior Allen Patrick with 1,0097 yards. Two logged 100-yard games. DeMarco Murray was a Freshman All-American. OU rushed for 190.7 yards per game.

The Gundy File

• In 2006, three different OU running backs logged 100-yard games, including true freshman Chris Brown, as the team piled up 177.4 rushing yards per game.

Birthdate . . . . . . . . . . April 10, 1972 Hometown . . . . . Midwest City, Okla. High School . . . . Midwest City, 1990 College . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma, 1994 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Kristi son, Kennedy Cale daughter, Caitlin Rae

• In 2005, he coached his third 1,000-yard rusher and saw two different backs log 100-yard games for the second straight season.

Coaching History

• Also tutored Kejuan Jones, who rushed for more than 2,000 yards during his career.

2005-present . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Recruiting Coordinator, RB 1999-2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . ­ Oklahoma Running Backs 1996-1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­UAB Running Backs 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .­UAB Quarterbacks 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­Oklahoma Student Assistant Coach

Bowls Coached (10)

2008 Fiesta���������������������� Oklahoma 2007 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Orange . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2004 Sugar . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2003 Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2002 Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2001 Orange . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 1999 Independence . . . . . Oklahoma 1994 Copper . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma

• In 2004, coached his second 1,000-yard rusher in the last three years in Adrian Peterson. Peterson set a school season record and NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards.

• Adept at securing the ball, Gundy’s 2004 backs logged 48 receptions for 377 yards and rarely lost a fumble (OU lost only nine as a team). • Coached 2003 OU backs to 1,896 yards. The backfield hauled in 54 passes for three TD. • In 2003, Oklahoma’s running backs were charged with just two fumbles lost. • Coached Quentin Griffin, who finished his career as the No. 2 rusher in Sooner history. In 2002, he gained 1,884 yards and ranked No. 6 in the nation with 134.6 yards per game. Griffin, a consensus All-Big 12 first team selection, became the first Sooner to surpass 1,000 yards since 1998 and also finished his career as the school’s second leading receiver. He caught one pass in an OU record 29 consecutive games.

THE GUNDY FAMILY

Bowls Played (2)

1993 John Hancock . . . . . Oklahoma 1991 Gator . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma

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• No OU back lost a fumble in 2002. • OU backs fumbled just twice during the 2001 season, all in the first three games. • In 2000, OU backs produced 32 rushing TDs, up from 15 in 1999. First team All-Big 12 Quentin Griffin scored 16 of those, second most in the conference. His six TDs against Texas set a Sooner record.

Prominent Pupils

• Allen Patrick (Oklahoma), Ravens • Adrian Peterson (Oklahoma), Vikings Consensus All-American; highest finishing freshman (second) in the history of the Heisman Trophy. • Quentin Griffin (Oklahoma) First team All-Big 12; Second team All-American

Accomplishments as a Player

• Held virtually all of the Sooners’ single-game, single-season and career passing records until they were re-written by Josh Heupel (1999-2000) and Jason White (2000-04). ­ • Paced the Sooners to a 31-13-2 record in his four seasons and was all-conference as a senior. • One of only three OU quarterbacks to throw for more than 4,000 yards (Heupel, White). • Big Eight Offensive Newcomer of the Year after setting passing marks for completions (54), attempts (109) and yards (904).


ASSISTANT COACHES ASSISTANT OFFENSIVE Coordinator/Receivers | fiRST Season

Coaching Accomplishments

• In 2006, Nebraska offense was one of just two schools to rank in the top 25 in rushing offense, passing offense, total offense and scoring offense.

The Norvell File

Birthdate . . . . . . . . March 28, 1963 Hometown . . . . . . . . . Madison, Wis. High School . . . Memorial (Madison) College . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa, 1986 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Kim son, Jaden

• Tutored All-Pro receiver Marvin Harrison while with the Indianapolis Colts. In 2002, Harrison became the only player in league history to have four consecutive 100-catch seasons. While he was coached by Norvell, Harrison had 385 receptions for 5,376 yards and 48 touchdowns.

2006 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year

1997 Big 12 leader in receiving yards

• Doug Jolley, Raiders • Marvin Harrison, Colts • Ty Watley (Iowa State)

Accomplishments as a Player

• Four-year letterman for Iowa as a defensive back, from 1981-85. • Named All-Big Ten defensive back in 1985. Lead the league with seven interceptions and helped Iowa to a league title and a Rose Bowl appearance. • At Iowa, Norvell was associated with six bowl teams, including two Rose Bowl squads, a pair of Big Ten championship teams and a team that spent five weeks ranked No. 1 in 1985. He also played one season as a member of the Chicago Bears in 1987.

• Under Norvell, the Iowa State passing attack improved by nearly 100 yards per game in 1997, when wideout Ty Watley led the Big 12 with 827 receiving yards.

THE SOONERS

2008-present . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Co-Offensive Coordinator, WR 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UCLA Offensive Coordinator, QB 2004-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nebraska Offensive Coordinator, QB 2002-03 . . . . . . . . . Oakland Raiders Tight Ends 1998-2001 . . . . . Indianapolis Colts Receivers 1995-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa State Assitant HC, QB, WR 1989-94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wisconsin OL, WR, Special Teams 1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northern Iowa Receivers 1986-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa Graduate Assitant

• Coached the Oakland Raiders tight ends in 2002, a year that saw the Raiders feature the most prolific offense in the National Football League.

COACHING STAFF

Coaching History

• In his addition to his duties coaching the quarterbacks and coordinating the offense, Norvell also directed the Huskers’ Elite Quaterback Camp and had oversight responsiblity for Nebraska’s video operations.

• Matt Slater (UCLA), Patriots • Zac Taylor (Nebraska)

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• Under his direction, Nebraska quarterback Zac Taylor set nine school records and was named the 2006 Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

Prominent Pupils

BOOMER S OONER

JAY NORVELL

• Helped lead Wisconsin to a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl berth against UCLA in 1993. Wisconsin finished the season with a 10-1-1 record and No. 6 final national ranking.

THE NORVELL FAMILY SEASON REVIEW

Bowls Coached (7)

2007 Las Vegas . . . . . . . . . . . . UCLA 2006 Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . . Nebraska 2005 Alamo . . . . . . . . . . . . Nebraska 1995 Hall of Fame . . . . . . Wisconsin 1994 Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . Wisconsin 1987 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa 1986 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa

Bowls Played (4)

HISTORY

1986 Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa 1984 Freedom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa 1983 Gator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa 1982 Peach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


ASSISTANT COACHES Quarterbacks | fourth Season

Coaching Accomplishments

• In 2007, Heupel coached redshirt freshman Sam Bradford, who led the nation in passing efficiency with a rating of 176.5 and set an NCAA freshman record with 36 touchdown passes. Bradford was named to four All-America freshman teams and was a finalist for the Manning Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top quarterback.

The Heupel File

Birthdate . . . . . . . . March 22, 1978 Hometown . . . . . . . . Aberdeen, S.D. High School . . Aberdeen Central, 1996 College . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma, 2001 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Dawn daughter, XXXX

Coaching History

2005-present . . . . . . . . . . ­ Oklahoma Quarterbacks 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­Arizona Tight Ends 2003-2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Graduate Assistant

Bowls Coached (5)

2008 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2007 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Orange . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2004 Sugar . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma

• Tutored Paul Thompson, who, after finding out just one day before fall camp that he would play quarterback, piloted OU to an 11-3 mark in 2006. Thompson put up numbers on the season that rank among OU’s top 10 for passing yards, touchdown passes and completion percentage. • After spending one season as tight ends coach at Arizona, he returned to his alma mater late in the 2005 campaign and was on the staff to coach in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl victory over Oregon. • Coached the tight ends at Arizona in 2005. The top two combined for 31 receptions for 346 yards and eight touchdowns. • Arizona tight end Brad Wood led the Wildcats with six touchdowns. That figure represented the most receiving TDs in a single season since Bobby Wade hauled in eight for UA in 2002. • Arizona handed then No. 7 UCLA its first loss of the season by a score of 52-14 at Tucson. • Helped coach the Oklahoma Sooners to the 2004 national championship game (Sugar Bowl) as a graduate assistant.

2001 Orange . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 1999 Independence . . . . . Oklahoma

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• Founded The 14 Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves underprivileged children throughout the state of Oklahoma.

Accomplishments as a Player • 2000 Heisman Trophy runner-up.

• 2000 Walter Camp Award winner. • Associated Press Player of the Year, 2000. • CBS Player of the Year, 2000. • Led Sooners to 2000 national championship over Florida State in Orange Bowl. • OU’s first consensus All-America quarterback, and first Oklahoma QB since 1971 to earn All-America honors. • Eighty percent winning percentage as OU quarterback with a 20-5 mark. • Passed for 7,456 yards and 53 touchdowns in career. • Oklahoma career top three in passing yards, completions and touchdown passes. • 2001 NFL draft, sixth round, Miami Dolphins.

Prominent Pupils

• Jason White, Oklahoma 2003 Heisman Trophy Winner

THE HEUPEL FAMILY

Bowls Played (2)

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

JOSH HEUPEL

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ASSISTANT COACHES Offensive Line | third Season

Coaching Accomplishments

Coaching History

• The 2005 Northwestern team advanced to the Sun Bowl. The offense was ranked No. 4 nationally in total yards (500.3), No. 7 in passing offense (306.8), No. 16 in turnover margin (+.75), No. 26 in rushing offense (193.4) and No. 28 in scoring offense (33.9). • The 2005 team featured QB Brett Basanez, who ranked No. 3 in the nation in total offense, while freshman RB Tyrell Sutton ranked No. 8 in rushing yards per game and No. 16 in points per game. WR Shaun Herbert was No. 20 in receptions per game. • The 2005 team gave up just 11 sacks in 512 passing attempts on the season despite returning only one starter from the previous season. • Northwestern had at least one 1,200-yard rusher and one of the nation’s top 30 ground gainers each year from 2002-2005.

Bowls Coached (5)

• Coached with OU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson at both Miami (Ohio) and Northwestern.

Accomplishments as a Player • A four-year letterman at Miami (Ohio).

• Had 45 career catches for 504 yards and one TD, including 16 catches for 166 yards as a senior. • Named a captain his senior year and earned first team All-Mid American Conference honors.

Prominent Pupils

• Zach Strief (Northwestern), Saints 2005 First team All-American • Ikechuku Ndukwe (Northwestern), Dolphins • Trai Essex (Northwestern), Steelers • Matt Ulrich, Colts • Austin King, Buccaneers • Jeff Roehl, Giants • Lance Clelland, Ravens • Leon Brockmeier, Steelers • Mike Sousa, Colts

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2006-present . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Offensive Line 2001-2005 . . . . . . . . . . Northwestern Offensive Line 1999-2000 . . . . . . . . . . Northwestern Tight Ends, H-backs 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miami (Ohio) Tight Ends, H-backs 1996-1997 . . . . . . . . . . Rhode Island Offensive Line 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhode Island Tight Ends 1993-1994 . . . . . . . . . Miami (Ohio) Graduate Assistant

• His first OU line included just one senior, yet helped OU to 177.4 rushing yards/game, while surrendering a Big 12-low 1.21 sacks/game (No. 11 nationally). Three different running backs had 100-yard games.

• In 1998, he helped coach a Miami (Ohio) team that posted a 10-1 mark.

COACHING STAFF

Birthdate . . . . . . . . March 21, 1971 Hometown . . . . . . . . Lafayette, Ohio High School . . . . . . Allen East, 1989 College . . . Miami (Ohio), 1993 (B.S), 1995 (M.S.) Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Nichole daughters, Katelynn and Maddie; son, Brayden

• Every senior lineman Patton coached at Northwestern made it to the NFL.

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• His 2007 line gave up just 14 sacks on the year, rank No. 5 nationally. With an average of 1.0 sacks per game, the line broke the school record of 1.21 per game set in 2006. Five linemen received Big 12 honors. It was an impressive year, given the fact that seven of the eight players on the two-deep were underclassmen.

• In 2000, Northwestern played Nebraska at the Alamo Bowl. That Wildcat team ranked No. 3 in the NCAA in total offense.

BOOMER S OONER

james patton

THE PATTON FAMILY SEASON REVIEW

2008 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2007 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Sun . . . . . . . . . . Northwestern 2003 Motor City . . . . . Northwestern 2000 Alamo . . . . . . . . . Northwestern

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ASSISTANT COACHES

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

JACKIE SHIPP Defensive Line | 10th Season

Coaching Accomplishments

Accomplishments as a Player

• Had one of his least experienced groups in 2006, but the defensive interior was strong. OU was second in the Big 12 and No. 16 nationally against the rush.

• Played one season with the Los Angeles Raiders (1988).

• Returned the majority of his group in 2007 which resulted in the No. 17 rushing defense in the nation, third in the Big 12. His interior linemen accounted for nine sacks and 22 tackles for a loss. Coached the Big 12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year in Gerald McCoy.

The Shipp File

Birthdate . . . . . . . . March 19, 1962 Hometown . . . . . . . . Stillwater, Okla. High School . . . . . . . . . Donart, 1980 College . . . . . . Oklahoma, 1980-83 Langston, 1992 Family . . . . . . . . . son, Christopher; daughter, Kaitlin

Coaching History

• The 2005 season was another stellar campaign for OU’s defensive interior. Dusty Dvoracek was a consensus All-Big 12 selection after leading the nation’s DTs in tackles for loss with 19. The Sooners ranked No. 4 in rushing defense.

1999-present . . . . . . . . . . ­ Oklahoma Defensive Line 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­Alabama Defensive Line 1997 . . . . . . . . ­Northeast Louisiana Defensive Line 1996-1997 . . . . . ­ Minnesota Vikings Coaching Intern 1995 . . . . . . . . . ­ Green Bay Packers Coaching Intern 1994-1996 . . . . . . . ­­ Southern Illinois Defensive Line 1993 . . . . . . . . . . ­ Tennessee-Martin Defensive Line 1992 . . . . . . . ­Central Missouri State Defensive Line 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­ Langston Linebackers

• Despite losing a pair of All-Americans and featuring one transfer and two freshmen in the rotation in 2004, he crafted a defensive interior that showed perhaps more improvement than any area on the team during the course of the season.

Bowls Coached (10)

• In 2000, he had four defensive linemen selected to All-Big 12 teams including first team selection Ryan Fisher.

2008 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2007 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Orange . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2004 Sugar . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2003 Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2002 Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2001 Orange . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 1999 Independence . . . . . Oklahoma 1998 Music City . . . . . . . . . Alabama

• In 2003 he coached Tommie Harris, the winner of the Rotary Lombardi Award and a consensus AllAmerican. Harris also was a finalist for the Nagurski and Bednarik awards. He also coached All-Big 12 DT Dusty Dvoracek in 2003. • OU’s interior linemen had 32 tackles for loss and 15 sacks in 2003. • Two of his players, Tommie Harris and Kory Klein, earned All-Big 12 honors in 2001.

JACKIE SHIPP

Bowls Played (3)

1983 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 1981 Sun Bowl . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 1980 Orange . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma

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• A first-round pick (14th overall) of the Miami Dolphins where he played five seasons. He helped the Dolphins post a 48-31 record, make two playoff appearances and advance to the 1985 Super Bowl. Shipp was the Dolphins’ leading tackler (79) in 1987 and finished his career in Miami with 231 tackles.

• A standout linebacker at the University of Oklahoma, he starred on Sooner squads that posted a combined 33-14-1 record, won two bowl games and captured the 1980 Big Eight Championship. • Earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior, and was selected as an All-American by Football News following his junior campaign. • In the 1982 border clash with Texas, Shipp was a one-man wrecking crew with 23 tackles, an OU single-game record. • Totaled 489 total tackles in his career which stands second on the OU list for career tackles. Also owns the single-season record for tackles (189) during his sophomore campaign in 1981.

Prominent Pupils

• Gerald McCoy (Oklahoma) 2007 Big 12 Freshman Defensive POY • Dusty Dvoracek (Oklahoma), Bears 2003, 2005 All-Big 12 first team • Tommie Harris (Oklahoma), Bears 2003 Lombardi winner, 2003 Bednarik and Nagurski finalist; 2002 Lombardi and Nagurski finalist, first team All-Big 12, 2001, 2002 and 2003. • Kory Klein (Oklahoma) 2000 second team Freshman All American, 2001 second team All-Big 12


ASSISTANT COACHES special teams coordinator/Defensive Ends | fourth Season

Coaching Accomplishments

• Helped the OU defense to a conference-leading 32 sacks, 15 of which came from his ends. Sophomore DE Auston English ranked No. 15 nationally in sacks despite missing three games en route to being named first team All Big 12. His unit also forced four fumbles on the year.

Accomplishments as a Player

• A four-year letterman at Oklahoma between 1988-1991, he recorded 311 tackles, 18th-best all-time and 11th-best for an OU linebacker. • Was on the 1991 Butkus Award watch list. • Third team All-America selection as a junior by The Football News.

Birthdate . . . . . . . . January 8, 1969 Hometown . . . . . . . . . Dallas, Texas High School . . . . . Richardson, 1987 College . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma, 1992 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Tina son, Caleb; daughter, Colby

• With his top returning starter (Larry Birdine) lost in August and one of his budding stars (John Williams) sidelined in the opener by injuries, he still coached the defensive ends to a brilliant season in 2005 at Oklahoma. C.J. Ah You was named Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year and MVP of the Holiday Bowl, and Calvin Thibodeaux captured postseason honors while leading the team with 10 sacks.

• His three fumble recoveries as a senior ties for the OU single-season record by a linebacker.

Coaching History

• Colorado ranked No. 15 nationally and No. 2 in the Big 12 with 33 sacks in 2004.

• All-Big Eight second team three times.

• The Buffaloes were the Big 12 North champions three times during his tenure.

• Top OU tackler (eight) in 1991 Gator Bowl.

• Drafted in the 12th round by the Chicago Bears in 1992.

Prominent Pupils

THE SOONERS

• C.J. Ah You (Oklahoma), Rams 2005 Big 12 Def. NOY • Larry Birdine (Oklahoma), Broncos • Justin Bannan (Colorado), Ravens 2001 First Team All-Big 12 • Tyler Brayton (Colorado), Panthers First-round draft pick in 2003 • Gabe Nyenhuis (Colorado), Bills • Chad Pegues (Illinois St.), Browns • Damian Gregory (Illinois St.), Bucs

Bowls Coached (6)

2008 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2007 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2005 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2004 Houston . . . . . . . . . . Colorado 2002 Alamo . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado 2001 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado

HISTORY

Bowls Played (3)

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TH E WI LSO N FAMI LY

• Coached on the Illinois State squad that captured the Gateway Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA semifinals in 1999. That season marked the only time that the Redbirds accomplished those feats.

• His 12 career pass deflections ranks seventh all-time by a linebacker at OU.

COACHING STAFF

2007-present . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Special Teams, DE 2005-2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Defensive Ends 2000-2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado Defensive Line Jan. 2000-May 2000 . . . . . . . . Army Defensive Line 1998-1999 . . . . . . . . . . . Illinois State Defensive Line 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indiana State Recruiting Coordinator, LB 1996 . .Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Defensive Coordinator, DL 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . Northern Illinois Linebackers 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indiana State Linebackers 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indiana State Graduate Assistant

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• His 2006 ends logged 25.5 tackles for loss, including 10 sacks. They also knocked down seven passes.

The Wilson File

BOOMER S OONER

chris wilson

1991 Gator . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 1989 Citrus . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 1989 Orange . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma

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SUPPORT STAFF Director of Sports Enhancement | 10th Season

Coaching History

The Schmidt File

Birthdate . . . . . September 18, 1962 Hometown . . . . . . . . . Harvard, Neb. High School . . . . . . . . Harvard, 1980 College . . . . . . . . . Nebraska, 1986 Oklahoma, 2000 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Robin daughter, Aubrey; son, Samuel

1999-present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­ Oklahoma Director of Sport Enhancement 1995-1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­Florida Coordinator 1989-1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Notre Dame Coordinator 1988-1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State Director 1987-1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Notre Dame Assistant

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

jerry schmidt

Coaching Accomplishments

• 1991 Collegiate Strength Coach of the Year by USA Fitness. • Worked with four Heisman Trophy winners, including Jason White (Oklahoma), Danny Wuerffel (Florida), Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State) and Tim Brown (Notre Dame). • Coached 23 NFL first-round draft picks. • Has coached with teams that played in five national championship games and has national title rings from OU, Notre Dame and Florida.

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE SCHMIDT FAMILY

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SUPPORT STAFF Administrative Coordinator | 10th Season

OU Responsibilities

­ • Created Kansas State’s Corporate Partner Program and secured $3.4 million in advertising revenues to install a Sony JumboTron and three other scoreboards in KSU stadium.

• Serves as liaison with media relations, athletic administration, marketing, development, academic student life, game day operations and the business office, as well as FCA, the Touchdown Club, the OU Football Lettermen’s Association, and Sooner Sports Properties.

­ • Oversaw areas of allied industry, sponsorship, advertising and trade shows generating more than $3 million annually for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the trade organization representing more than one million beef producers.

Birthdate . . . . . . December 1, 1962 Hometown . . . . . . . . . . Salina, Kan. High School . . . Salina Central, 1981 College . . . . . . Kansas State, 1985 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Gina sons, Alex and Nathan

1999-present . . . . . . . . . . ­ Oklahoma Administrative Coordinator 1997-99 . . . ­Nat’l Cattlemen’s Beef Assoc. Director of Marketing 1987-1997 . . . . . . . . . ­ Kansas State Assoc. A.D. for External Affairs

• Coordinates all of OU’s travel arrangements, including Big 12 Championship and bowl games. • Works closely with Coach Stoops in coordinating community affairs, including the OU Football/FCA Holiday Food Drive and the Partners for Youth Football Clinic. • Co-coordinator of the OU Football Camp and OU Football Coaches Clinic.

COACHING STAFF

Professional Experience

• Coordinated the annual fund-raising plan for the Mike Ahearn Scholarship Fund, increased the number of Catbacker Clubs from eight to 34, and established and managed the Ahearn Fund Board of Directors, the Kansas State Sports Hall of Fame, and the Golden Cats football support group.

• Serves as President of the Bob Stoops Champions Foundation.

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The McMillen File

• Oversees football operations by working directly with OU’s strength, sports medicine, football video, equipment, field maintenance and secretarial staffs.

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Professional Accomplishments

BOOMER S OONER

matt mcmillen

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SUPPORT STAFF Director of Football Operations | 30th Season

Coaching History

The Johnson File

Birthdate . . . . . . . . . . May 16, 1936 Hometown . . . . . . . . . King City, Mo. High School . . . . . . . King City, 1954 College . . . . . . . . . . Missouri, 1958 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Cindy two grown children, seven grandchildren

1998-present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­Oklahoma Director of Football ­Operations Special Assistant to the Athletics Director 1979-1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­ Oklahoma Assistant Coach 1975-1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­ Notre Dame Assistant Coach 1962-1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­Arkansas Assistant Coach 1960-1961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­ Missouri Assistant Coach 1958-1959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­Arkansas Graduate Assistant

Player Accomplishments

• An All-Big Seven tackle for Missouri where he was an academic all-conference selection as well. • Co-captained and played in the Blue-Gray All-Star game • Academic All-Big Seven selection and was honored as the league’s most Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year

Coaching Accomplishments

• In his 20 years as an OU assistant coach, he amassed a 150-67-5 record, a national championship, five Big Eight Conference titles and seven bowl game victories. • Produced 19 All-Americans. • Coached on staffs that won four national championships (Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Arkansas). • Inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Associaton Hall of Fame in 2002. • First recipient of the National Football Foundation Integrity Award in 2003. The award was subsequently named in his honor. • Received the All-American Football Foundation’s Mike Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

OU Responsibilities

• Coordinates the day-to-day activities off the field for OU football players and deals with on-campus recruiting efforts. • Serves as color analyst on the Sooner Radio Network.

THE JOHNSON FAMILY

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

merv johnson

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SUPPORT STAFF assistant ad - equipment operations | 13th Season

Professional Experience

Professional Accomplishments

• Certified member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association.

• Member of the OU bowl planning committee. • Assisted the university’s negotiating team in securing a multi-year athletics department Nike

OU Responsibilities

• Supervises staff of five assistants, two graduate assistants, two laundry assistants and 20 undergraduate managers. • Oversees all ordering, contract purchasing, issuance, inventory and maintenance of athletics equipment, apparel and footwear. • Coordinates all bowl gift and award purchasing and issuance. • Supervises all football team equipment related travel and game day operations.

COACHING STAFF

• Implemented a web-based inventory control system for accountability of athletics equipment, apparel and footwear for all OU sports programs.

• Serves on the advisory board of several athletic equipment and apparel companies.

THE SOONERS

TH E TIPTON FAMILY

Birthdate . . . . . November 20, 1970 Hometown . . . . . . . . Fairland, Okla. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairland College . . . Oklahoma, 1995 & 1998 Family . . . . . . . son, Parker Andrew daugther, Rachel

• Coordinates annual Big 12 Equipment Manager spring conference.

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2007-present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­ Oklahoma Asst. AD, Equipment Operations 2000-2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­ Oklahoma Director of Athletics Equipment 1996-2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­ Oklahoma Football Equipment Coordinator 1990-1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Student Manager

sponsorship agreement.

BOOMER S OONER

greg tipton

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SUPPORT STAFF Head Athletics Trainer | 12th Season

Professional Experience

1997-Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Oklahoma Head Athletic Trainer 1987-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulane Head Athletic Trainer 1980-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Assistant Athletic Trainer

The Anderson File

Birthdate . . . . . . . . . . May 25, 1957 Hometown . . . . . . . . . Sterling, Kan. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sterling College . . . . . . . . Oklahoma (1979) Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Kerri sons, Caleb and Connor daughter, Kaitlin

Professional Accomplishments

• Is a Certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. • Is licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. • Active member and past Chair of the Big 12 Medical Aspects of Sport Committee. • Currently serving as chair of Educational Program for the Big 12 Medical Aspects of Sport Committee. • Co-Chair for Inter-Association Task Force on sickle cell trait in athletes. • Received the 2005 College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year award by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association

• Cited for outstanding work in his field by the All-American Football Foundation in 2004. • Active in the Mid-American Trainers Association. • Active in the College Athletic Trainers Society. • Active in the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association. • Developed a comprehensive sports medicine program in conjunction with the Tulane University Hospital Department of Orthopedics. • Coordinated Tulane’s Substance Abuse Program.

OU Responsibilities

• Supervises a staff of 17 Certified Athletic Trainers, one physical therapist and 20 undergraduate, providing medical care to the student-athletes. • An adjunct instructor for the Department of Health and Exercise Sciences. • Conducts a summer Athletic Training Clinic geared toward high school athletic trainers.

THE ANDERSON FAMILY

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

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scott anderson

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SUPPORT STAFF Assistant Strength Coach

Graduate Assistant Coach

The White File

The Kolok File

Birthdate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 21, 1969 Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seattle, Wash. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kentwood College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UNLV Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single

Coaching History

Professional Experience

2000-present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Assistant Strength Coach 1998-2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa Assistant Strength Coach 1997 (June-Dec.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intern International Performance Institute Jan. 1997-May 1997 . . . . . Springfield College Interim Head Coach 1995-1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Springfield College Graduate Assistant Coach 1994-1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Citadel Asst. Undergrad. Strength Coach

Playing Experience

The Rideau File

Birthdate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 30, 1977 Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midwest City, Okla. High School . . . . . . . Midwest City High School College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma, 2000

Professional Experience

2005-present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Assistant Strength Coach 2003-2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas Assistant Strength Coach

Playing Experience

2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Washington Redskins 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New England Patriots 1996-1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma

COACHING STAFF

2007-present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma 2003-06 . . HC Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas • 30-12 record • Three-time conference champions (20-2) • Teams averaged 35 points over four years • 2005 US Army game assistant coach • Coached three high school All-Americans • Coached DeMarco Murray, Ryan Reynolds • Saw 27 players go to college fb, 13 D-I 2002 . .Head coach at Lake Havasu HS (Ariz.) 2000-01 . . . . Head coach at Socorro HS (NM)

Assistant Strength Coach

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Birthdate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 7, 1973 Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Byram, Conn. High School . . . . . . . . Greenwich High School College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Citadel, 1995 Springfield (Mass.) College, 1997 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . wife, Carla; son, Donny

Rodney Rideau

BOOMER S OONER

SCOTT KOLOK

David White

1992-95................................................... UNLV All-conference tight end in 1994

THE SOONERS

WAYNE CHAMBERS Graduate Assistant Coach

The Chambers File

SEASON REVIEW

Birthdate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 27, 1983 Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandview, Mo. High School . . . . . . . . Grandview High School College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma, 2007 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single

Coaching History

2008-present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma

Playing Experience

2002-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma

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24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

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SUPPORT STAFF Oklahoma Athletics Sports Medicine

e. randy eichner, m.d. Internal Medicine

The University of Oklahoma has a rich five-decade history of setting a standard for sports medicine care, a tradition that continues today.

jim hillis, rtp, atc

Head Athletic Trainer Scott Anderson, his staff and the team physicians comprise the professional staff. Anderson was named 2005 Trainer of the Year by the National Athletics Trainers’ Association and 2004 Trainer of the Year by the All-American Football Foundation.

Director of Rehabilitation

Coordinator of Orthopedic Coverage

Brock Schnebel, M.D., Head Team Physician for the 2000 United States Olympic Team, directs OU’s physician staff. Don McGinnis, M.D., serves an Olympic Team assignment in addition to his responsibilities with the Oklahoma Athletics Department.

brock schnebel, M.D.

E. Randy Eichner, M.D., Team Internist, is internationally recognized for his expertise in medicine issues related to sports. Martin Tippie, M.D., completes the Sooners’ primary physician staff.

don m c ginnis, m.d.

Team Physician

The state-of-the-art Henry J. Freede Sports Medicine Complex in the Barry Switzer Center provides a convenient location for the Sooners to receive their care.

martin tippie, m.d.

The Sports Medicine Staff provides consistent service on a daily basis which includes injury prevention and acute care, post-injury rehabilitation, x-ray, and physician assessment.

Team Physician Emeritus

Jim Hillis, a Registered Physical Therapist and Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer, coordinates all rehabilitation protocols.

julie Watson

Secretary for Bob Stoops

sue greer

Secretary for Assistant Coaches

The combination of the staff and facility provide the care that is vital to a championship program. OU’s facility is equipped with SwimEx aquatic therapy, isokinetic rehabilitation and testing equipment, along with cardiovascular and exercise equipment that offers the ability to manage the multi-level needs of OU’s student-athletes.

COReY CALLENS

Brad Camp

kristin kunitz

BLAKE KUENZI

brian martin

Jason sanders

jeff salmonD

David littlejohn

brandon meier

Amy Murphy

Assistant Strength Coach

Associate Director of Athletics Equipment

Recruiting Secretary

Assistant Director of Athletics Equipment

Athletics Video Coordinator

Assistant Video Coordinator

Turf Manager

Associate Director of Athletics Equipment

Executive Director of Video Production

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Administrative Coordinator for Athletics Equipment


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2 0 0 8 S EAS ON COACHI NG STaFF STAFF THE SSOONERS oONERS sSEASON EASON REVIEW HISTORY hISTORY 8989

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84 fRANK ALEXANDER

87 david anderson

BATON ROUGE, LA. SOUTHERN LAB

LAWTON, O KLA. MACARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL

de

6-4

249

fr-rs

DE LB

6-5 6-2

227 210

FR-RS JR

2007: Redshirted

2007: Redshirted

High School: Had 76 tackles and a team-leading 13 sacks his senior year ... four-year starter ... also saw time on offense as a tight end ... named first-team all-state ... selected for all-district and all-metro teams ... chosen for the East Meets West All-American game ... all-district on both sides of the ball his junior season ... bench presses 315 and squats 430 pounds ... runs a 4.7 40-yard dash ... coached by Michael Roach.

High School: Had 82 tackles, two fumbles caused and recovered as a senior... also had 12 QB hurries and 11 sacks ... named second-team all-state by The Daily Oklahoman ... first-team all-state by Coaches Association ... all-district in class 5A-1 ... Lawton Constitution all-area ... all-district in basketball and third in the state meet in the 110-meter high hurdles ... coached by Ernie Manning.

The Wrap-up: Born Dec. 17, 1989 ... parents: Frank and Juanita Alexander ... has yet to declare a major.

The Wrap-up: Born Oct. 26, 1988 ... parent: Alicia Scott ... has a broad jump of 10.1 inches and a 40 of 4.73 seconds, both tops for defensive ends ... has yet to declare a major.

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

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7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

JERE MY BE AL

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THE SOONERS 97 cory bennett

San CARRO Antonio, LLTON,Texas TEXAS Roosevelt CREEKVIEW High HIGH School SCHOOL

san a ntoni o, te xas roose velt hig h school

DE DT

278 253

SO JR

G-GS UT AT Total Loss Sacks INT FC FR PBU 13-2 15 6 21 5.0-17 1.0-10 0 1 0 0

2007: Career-high six tackles in Big 12 Championship victory over Missouri ... also recorded first career sack in win over the Tigers in San Antonio ... forced a fumble against Baylor ... recorded tackles for loss in wins over Baylor, Miami, Missouri and Oklahoma State. 2006: Redshirted.

The Wrap-up: Born Dec. 2, 1987 ... parents: Lee and Sherry Beal ... converted from linebacker to defensive end during the 2007 season ... has yet to declare a major.

Year 2005 2006 2007 Career

G-GS 11-1 13-12 14-2 38-15

UT AT Total 8 8 16 14 13 27 4 9 13 26 30 56

6-3

276

SR

Loss Sacks INT FC FR PBU 3.0-12 2.0-10 0 0 0 1 2.5-7 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 0.5-1 0.5-1 0 1 1 2 6.0-20 3.0-12 0 1 1 3

2007: Part of the four-player defensive tackle rotation ... forced a fumble in win against Baylor ... recovered a fumble at Texas Tech ... season-high four stops against Utah State ... pass break up in win at Iowa State ... credited with a half sack against Baylor. 2006: Played extensively in a four-man rotation on the defensive interior ... started eight games ... tackle best of six against UAB ... four stops at Texas A&M ... credited with a sack in the Fiesta Bowl. 2005: Started the opener and played in all 11 games ... notched his season best of four tackles in the Oklahoma State game ... credited with sacks against Kansas State and Texas A&M.

COACHI NG STAFF

High School: First-team all-state linebacker as a senior ... District 10-5A Defensive MVP ... Creekview Defensive Player of the Year ... team captain ... had 127 tackles, two sacks, 19 quarterback hurries, 19 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception return for a touchdown as a senior ... was ranked the No. 11 defensive end in the nation by ESPN.com ... coached by Garry Monty.

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6-2 6-3

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97 44 CORY JEREMY BENNETT BEAL

2004: Redshirted.

SEASON REVIEW

The Wrap-up: Born Dec. 22, 1985 ... son of Felicia Bennett and Mike Parker ... boasts a vertical jump of 31.5 inches ... multidisciplinary studies major.

THE SOONERS

High School: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter ... competed at the defensive end, tight end and fullback positions ... had 82 tackles, 12 for loss, one fumble recovery, nine pass deflections, 33 hurries, nine sacks and three blocked kicks as a senior ... recorded 57 tackles as a junior, including 11 for loss ... seven of his tackles for loss were sacks ... also recovered two fumbles ... coached by Glen Hill.

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26 brett bowers

12 AUSTIN BOX

jacksonville, fla. trinity christian academy

ENID, OKLA. ENID High School

db

6-0

197

jr

2007: Saw most of his action on special teams ... logged a tackle in first two games of the season and another in win against Texas. 2006: Played in eight games on special teams ... logged a tackle at Oklahoma State. 2005: Worked in a reserve role. 2004: Redshirted High School: Started and lettered for three years ... also played tight end and returned kickoffs ... team went 37-4 during his three years ... helped lead team to state, district and regional titles in 2002 and 2003 ... totaled 292 tackles (134 solo), 15 interceptions and 26 sacks during his career ... compiled 77 tackles, including 38 solo stops, three sacks and three interceptions as a senior ... amassed 350 yards on kick returns ... returned one of his picks 94 yards for a touchdown ... caught a 37-yard pass for a touchdown and intercepted a pass in the state championship game ... team ended the season with a 14-0 record ... team finished his junior year 13-1 and 10-3 during his sophomore campaign ... coached by Verlon Dorminey ... also played baseball his sophomore year. The Wrap-up: Has run a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash ... father coached under Jimmy Johnson at Oklahoma State ... born: Oct. 22, 1985 ... son of Joe and Julie Bowers ... multidisciplinary studies major.

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

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LB

6-2

221 210

fr-rs JR

2007: Redshirted High School: Played QB, FS, RB and WR in high school ... completed 55% of passes (126-231) for 1,938 yards with 13 TD as a senior, leading team to runner-up finish in class 6A ... ran for 1,086 yards and 15 TD ... recorded 71 tackles and three interceptions ... ran back two kickoffs for TDs ... senior team captain ... named Parade All-American ... named defensive POY and all-state by The Oklahoman ... all-state by Tulsa World ... named conference POY ... played in the U.S. Army All-Star Game ... MVP of the 2006 state American Legion tournament ... his teams won state crowns in 2005 and 2006 and a national title ... runs a 4.6 40-yard dash ... coached by Tom Cobble. The Wrap-up: Born Aug. 10, 1988 ... parents: Craig and Gail Box ... his father played football at Northwestern Oklahoma State ... international business major.

SAM BR ADFORD


THE SOONERS 70 cory brandon

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. PUTNAM CITY NORTH High School

CORSICANA, TEXAS CORSICANA High School

qb

G-GS Comp-Att Pct 14-14 237-341 .695

218

Yds Avg 3,121 222.9

SO

TD 36

OL

INT 8

308

sO

2007: Competed in six contests for the Sooners on the offensive line ... saw most extensive action with 24 plays vs. North Texas ... graded 92% in pass blocking on the year. 2006: Played in the Middle Tennessee and Texas games before incurring an injury ... missed the remainder of the season ... received a medical hardship ruling to preserve a year of eligibility. High School: Finished his senior season with 46 pancake blocks and 30 cuts ... first team all-state as a senior ... earned all-area and all-district honors as a junior ... led Corsicana to an 11-2 record as a junior ... recorded more than 80 pancake blocks his junior season ... coached by Dave Henigan. The Wrap-up: Born Oct. 5, 1987 ... parent: Deon Brandon ... has added 37 pounds since arriving to go from 271 to 308 ... sociology major.

COACHI NG STAFF

2007: Honors included freshman All-American from The Sporting News, Rivals and CollegeFootballNews.com, CollegeFootballNews.com’s Big 12 Player of the Year, Sports Illustrated All-America honorable mention, The Sporting News Freshman of the Year, The Sporting News All-Big 12 Freshman, Academic All-Big 12 and honorable mention All-Big 12 by coaches and AP ... finalist for the Manning Award as the nation’s top quarterback ... set NCAA freshman record for touchdown passes in a season with 36 ... led the nation with passing efficiency rating of 176.53 ahead of second-place Tim Tebow, the Heisman winner ... completed 22 straight passes (last 18 versus North Texas and first four against Miami), setting an OU record and falling just two shy of the NCAA mark ... had another string of 21 ... tied a school record with five TD passes in wins over Miami and Texas A&M ... threw multiple touchdown passes in 11 of 14 games ... had the No. 6 season at OU for completions, No. 5 in total offense, No. 2 for completion percentage, No. 1 for passing efficiency.

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6-4

BOOM ER S OONER

14 sam bradford

2006: Redshirted.

THE SOONERS

High School: Named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team ... second team all-state pick by The Oklahoman ... threw for 2,422 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior ... rated the No. 17 quarterback in the nation by both CollegeFootballNews.com and Scout.com ... earned all-city honors as a junior ... a standout basketball player ... averaged 18.4 points and 10.5 rebounds as a senior for the Panthers ... also a member of the golf team ... football coach was Bob Wilson.

SEASON REVIEW

The Wrap-up: Born Nov. 8, 1987 ... parents: Kent, who lettered as an OU offensive lineman in 1977-78, and Martha Bradford ... has a vertical leap of 33 inches ... citizen of the Cherokee tribe ... already ranks No. 6 at OU for career completions and No. 5 for touchdown passes ... finance major, who hopes to become a corporate attorney ... recorded 4.0 GPA in fall of 2007.

CORY BR ANDON HISTORY 93 1950

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76 BRanndon braxton

29 Chris Brown

YOUNG STOWN, OHIO URSULINE HIGH SCHOO L

Alexandria, La. Alexandria High School

OL

6-6

304

sR

2007: Started seven contests at right tackle ... graded 74% for the season with 60 knockdown blocks ... graded a best of 90% at Iowa State ... top game for knockdowns was nine against Oklahoma State. 2006: Was the starter at right tackle until going down in the Colorado game with a broken left leg ... missed the remainder of the season ... graded at 80% in his seven games ... credited with 53 knockdowns, including 12 against Texas ... his best grade, 86%, came in the Middle Tennessee game. 2005: Started games two through four at right tackle ... played in 11 games. High School: Rated the No. 53 player in the nation by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 6 offensive lineman in the nation by PrepStar and No. 13 by SuperPrep ... PrepStar All-American ... first team all-atate, All-Northeastern Ohio and All-Steel Valley his junior and senior seasons ... a three-year letterman and a two-year starter ... graded out at 87% on run blocking and 96% on pass blocking his senior year ... team posted a 5-5 mark ... recorded an 86% run blocking grade and 91% pass blocking grade as a junior ... helped team reach the state semifinals and record a mark of 8-6 in 2002 ... varsity letterman in basketball ... led his conference in scoring ... competed in shot put and discus on the track and field team ... football coach was Don Murphy. The Wrap-up: Signed with Oklahoma in 2004 ... enrolled at OU in spring 2005 ... born Dec. 10, 1985 ... son of Eric Braxton and Tonya Harris ... cousin of Samaki Walker, who played 10 seasons in the NBA ... multidisciplinary studies major.

Rb LB

Year G-GS Rushing Avg. TD 2006 5-2 70-343 4.9 4 2007 13-0 158-611 3.9 9 Career 18-2 228-954 4.1 13

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210 210

JR JR

Lg Rec. Avg. TD Long 65 - - - 17 10-83 8.3 1 18 65 10-83 8.3 1 18

2006: Started against Texas Tech and Baylor after Adrian Peterson and Allen Patrick went down with injuries ... had 24 attempts for 169 yards and one TD at Baylor, had 16 carries for 84 yards and two touchdowns versus Colorado and 19 for 74 and a pair of TDs against Oklahoma State. High School: Two-time all-state ... conference MVP for offense ... All-Central Louisiana ... rushed for 1,685 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior ... four-time all-district ... ran for 1,934 yards and 23 TDs as a junior ... Alexandria’s all-time rushing leader with 5,866 yards and 79 touchdowns ... coached by Butch Stoker. The Wrap-up: Born May 2, 1987 ... parent: Bridgett Williams ... has yet to declare a major.

CHRI S BROWN 94

5-11 6-2

2007: Had a season-high 76 yards on 19 carries versus Oklahoma State ... scored three touchdowns against Missouri in Norman and two more in the Big 12 Championship repeat matchup ... had 17 third-and-short (three yards or less) rushes that resulted in 14 first downs and two touchdowns ... rushed for more than 50 yards in seven contests ... touchdown reception against Texas A&M.

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

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THE SOONERS 99 JONTE BUMPUS

NOR MAN, O KLA. NORMAN HIGH SCHOOL

MUSKOGEE, O KLA. MUSKOGEE HIGH SCHOOL

WR

5-11

175

FR-RS

DE

6-3

226

fr-rs

High School: Had 73 tackles and six INT as a senior ... recorded 44 catches for 908 yards and eight TD, and rushed for 345 yards and 12 TD ... averaged 20.6 yards per catch ... during his senior season, he scored touchdowns as an RB, WR and KR ... career 79 receptions for 1,688 yards and 18 TD ... career 157 tackles and 20 INT ... named to the 6A-2 all-district team ... chosen for the All-American Offense-Defense Bowl ... selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Team ... clocked at 4.51 40-yard dash ... first-team all-state by Tulsa World and The Oklahoman ... earned all-city honors as a junior ... also recruited as a basketball player, averaging 18 ppg ... coached by Butch Peter.

High School: Recorded 92 tackles and nine sacks as a senior in Oklahoma’s 6A Class ... also recorded 10 tackles for loss, nine forced passes, and three fumble recoveries ... named first-team all-state by The Oklahoman and Tulsa World ... defensive lineman of the year in district 6A-4 ... collected 96 tackles and four sacks as a junior ... also a track and field athlete ... coached by Matt Hennesy. The Wrap-up: Born Dec. 12, 1988 ... parent: Vida Bumpus ... has just 9.7% body fat ... has yet to declare a major.

The Wrap-up: Born April 9, 1988 ... parents: Edward and Stephanie Moore ... leads all receivers with a bench press of 310 lbs. ... has yet to declare a major.

COACHI NG STAFF

2007: Redshirted.

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BOOM ER S OONER

85 RYAN BROYLES

THE SOONERS SEASON REVIEW

BR ANN DON BRAX TON

HISTORY 95 1950

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NATI ONAL CH AM PI ONS


8 Brandon Caleb

20 QUINTON CARTER

Richmond, va. Fork Union Military Academy

Las Vegas, Nev. Cheyenne High School

WR

6-2

196

DE DB LB

so

6-4 6-1 6-2

254 190 210

FR-RS SO JR

2007: Recorded a tackle on special teams against North Texas ... saw time at wide receiver against the Mean Green before a season-ending injury ... received an injury hardship and had his sophomore season restored for 2008.

Year G-GS UT AT Total Loss Sacks INT FC FR PBU 2006 5-0 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2007 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Career 5-0 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

2006: Saw action in 10 games, mostly on special teams ... recorded two tackles for the season.

2007: Redshirted.

High School: All-state at linebacker and receiver as a senior ... team captain ... All-Central Virginia, all-league and all-state linebacker as a junior ... four-time state triple jump champion ... also won track state championships in long jump (three times), high hurdles and intermediate hurdles... 2005 Central Virginia Track Athlete of the Year ... won the Randle Award in 2004 as Fork Union’s outstanding undergraduate athlete ... coached in football by Mickey Sullivan ... National Honor Society member. The Wrap-up: Born July 30, 1987 ... Parent: Eulethia Simms ... has lowest body fat percentage of receivers, 5.2 percent ... management major.

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

THE SOONERS

2006: Played in five games, all on special teams units ... had one tackle against UAB ... earned a reputation as one of the secondary’s most physical players. High School: Threw for more than 650 yards and eight touchdowns during regular season as quarterback for Cheyenne High ... ran for 400-plus more yards ... earned all-league honors as a junior ... also a standout basketball player ... coached by Dave Snyder. The Wrap-up: Born July 20, 1988 ... son of Clemon and Sandra Carter ... graduated high school a semester early and enrolled at OU in January 2006 ... owns a 37-inch vertical leap and 345-pound bench press ... sociology/criminology major.

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

MATT C LAPP

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THE SOONERS 34 MATT CLAPP

Tulsa, Okla. B. T. Washington High School

PHOEN IX, ARI Z. PARADISE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

wr

G-GS 6-0 10-0 13-1 29-1

Rec Yds 2 26 5 52 8 185 15 263

Avg 13.0 10.4 23.1 17.8

203

SR

TD Long 0 17 vs. TCU 2 15 vs. Missouri 2 45 vs. WVU 4 45 vs. WVU

2007: Had four receptinons for a career and game-high 129 yards in the Fiesta Bowl ... also caught one touchdown in that game ... two catches, one for a touchdown, for 37 yards against Oklahoma State.

2005: Saw action in six games ... had a 17-yard reception against TCU and a nine-yard grab against Tulsa. 2004: Redshirted.

234

JR

2007: Redshirted. 2006: Was slowed by injury, but saw action in two games as a reserve. 2005: Played in nine games exclusively on special teams. High School: Played both fullback and linebacker ... gained 1,033 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior ... also totaled 71 solo tackles and four sacks in nine games before suffering a leg injury ... finished the 2003 campaign with 1,602 yards and 18 touchdowns ... rushed for 1,000 yards and 19 touchdowns as a sophomore ... named super all-state first team as fullback and as a linebacker ... awarded the Larry Gordon Award for state’s best linebacker and the “Whizzer” White Award given to the state’s best linebacker his senior year ... was the No. 6 fullback in the nation (Rivals.com) ... ranked No. 3 in the Postseason Arizona Top 15 (Rivals. com) ... awarded Phoenix Metro and Arizona Player of the Year (Phoenix Metro FB Magazine) ... listed as the No. 98 player in the Southwest (Scout.com) ... coached by Donni Yantis. The Wrap-up: Son of Greg and Shelley Clapp ... born Dec. 6, 1986 ... ... has taken an ice bath pror to every game since high school ... enjoys playing chess ... boasts a body fat percentage of 9.8 percent ... planned program major.

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High School: Four-year starter and letterwinner in football and basketball... also played at the free safety position ... posted a career 33-8 record and led team to a district championship all four years ... hauled in 24 catches for 570 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior ... scored three more touchdowns on the defensive side off of interceptions ... totaled 41 tackles and seven interceptions in 2003 ... named a team captain as a senior ... selected to compete in the Oil Bowl ... caught 18 passes his junior year for 404 yards and eight scores ... made 22 stops on defense ... intercepted five passes and returned one for a touchdown ... recorded 11 receptions for 155 yards and five scores in 2001 ... had eight catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman ... coached by Antwain Jimmerson.

6-3

COACHI NG STAFF

2006: Made his first career touchdown grab at Missouri, a 15-yard reception ... season-best four catches for 37 yards in the Fiesta Bowl ... also scored a touchdown in the game.

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Year 2005 2006 2007 Career

6-5

BOOM ER S OONER

84 QUENTIN CHANEY

The Wrap-up: Runs a 4.47 40 ... born Nov. 25, 1985 ... son of Melvin Crawford and Regina Chaney-Crawford ... sociology major.

HISTORY

QUENTIN CHANEY

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22 Keenan Clayton

64 KODY COOKE

Sulphur Springs, Texas Sulphur Springs High School

ENID, O KLA. ENID HIG H SCHOOL

Lb

Year 2006 2007 Career

G-GS UT AT 13-2 6 8 14-0 8 4 27-2 14 12

Total 14 12 26

6-2

220

JR

Loss Sacks INT FC FR PBU 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 0 0

2007: Saw significant field time on special teams and as a reserve at defensive back ... season-high four tackles in season opener against North Texas ... registered a pair of tackles in wins against Miami, Texas and Tulsa ... tied for team lead with 12 special teams tackles, including 11 in kickoff coverage. 2006: Started the first two games at strong safety, then worked in a reserve role at that position throughout the season ... also saw time on special teams units ... tackle best of four against UAB ... registered eight tackles on special teams. 2005: Redshirted. High School: Rated the No. 12 safety in the country (ESPN.com), No. 74 player in the nation (Rivals.com), No. 3 safety in the nation (Rivals. com), No. 8 player in Texas Postseason Top 100 (Rivals.com), No. 63 player in the nation (Scout.com) and No. 4 safety in the nation (Scout. com) ... compiled 120 tackles and intercepted four passes during his senior campaign ... shared time at running back ... clocked at 4.52 in the 40-yard dash ... coach: Brad Turner. The Wrap-up: Excelled in testing, leading the linebackers group in nine of 10 testing areas including a 4.5 40-yard dash ... moved to linebacker in the spring of 2008 after spending the early part of collegiate career as a safety ... son of Quon Clayton ... born June 19, 1987 ... human relations major.

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

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OL LB

6-4 6-2

291 210

FR-RS JR

2007: Redshirted High School: Had a blocking rate of 89 percent his senior year ... team captain as a senior ... named first-team all-state by The Oklahoman and Tulsa World ... co-offensive linemen of the year in Oklahoma district 6A-3 ... helped lead the Plainsmen to a runner-up finish in class 6A in his senior year ... named offensive player of the year by his team ... National Honor Society member ... coached by Tom Cobble. The Wrap-up: Born June 17, 1989 ... parents: Kent and Angie Cooke ... health and sports sciences major.

KEEN AN C LAYTON


THE SOONERS 48 brandon CROW

Fort Collins, Colo. Fort Collins High School

Comanche, OKLA. comanche High School

OL

6-3

290

SR

2005: Suffered a dislocation and break in his right ankle at Texas Tech and missed the remainder of the season ... started the Texas A&M and Texas Tech games at center and was one of the most solid true freshmen on the team ... also saw action throughout the season at guard ... played in a total of seven games ... had no penalties and a high passing grade of 83% in OU’s stringent grading process.

so

G-GS UT AT Total Loss Sacks INT FC FR PBU 4-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2007: Saw action against North Texas, Utah State, Iowa State and Missouri in the Big 12 Championship. 2006: Redshirted High School: Named to the 2005 OCA and Oklahoman all-state teams ... 2005 Duncan Banner Player of the Year ... District 2A-2 Linebacker of the Year ... all-area by the Lawton Constitution ... KSWO Player of the Year ... honorable mention all-state in 2004 ... had 244 tackles as a senior and led all classes ... had four sacks and an interception his senior year ... rushed for 524 yards and five touchdowns ... averaged 10.7 yards per carry ... had 38 receptions went for 457 yards and six touchdowns ... maintained perfect attendance and carried a 4.0 grade point average ... National Honor Society member ... coached by Brent Clark. The Wrap-up: Born July 25, 1987 ... parents: Brent and Jan Crow ... social studies major.

THE SOONERS

High School: Three-year starter and letterman ... named Offensive Player of the Year in the Front Range Conference ... captured team MVP honors as a senior ... also played defensive tackle ... totaled 92 tackles, eight sacks and two interceptions ... also forced six fumbles ... No. 20 defensive tackle in the country (ESPN.com) ... No. 6 center in the nation (Rivals.com) ... No. 3 Postseason Colorado Top 15 (Rivals.com) ... No. 20 player in the Midlands (Scout.com) ... coached by Eric Rice.

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2006: Became a mainstay in the middle of the OU line ... started 13 of the 14 games and was in for 763 snaps ... missed the Middle Tennessee game due to injury ... had the second-highest grade on the team at 77% ... notched 125 knockdown blocks with a best of 18 at Oklahoma State ... highest game grade was 84% against OSU.

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6-0

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2007: First team All-Big 12 by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... AP honorable mention All-Big 12 ... led one of the best offensive lines in the nation ... started all 14 games at center ... logged team highs with 798 plays and 136 knockdowns ... had 16 knockdowns against Miami, 15 against Texas A&M ... graded 79% for the season.

LB

BOOM ER S OONER

50 JON COOPER

SEASON REVIEW

The Wrap-up: Parents: Tom and Chris Cooper ... dad played at Missouri from 1972-1975 and also wore No. 50 ... born Oct. 1, 1986 ... enjoys snow skiing and his favorite slope is Copper Mountain ... has worked security and in a hat shop ... boast team-high bench press of 455 pounds ... human relations major.

HISTORY

JON COOPER

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95 ALAN DAVIS

83 BRODY ELDRIDGE

Colleyville, Texas Heritage High School

La Cygne, Kan. Prairie View High School

DE

6-3

255

Year G-GS UT AT Total Loss Sacks INT FC FR PBU 2005 8-0 3 5 8 2.0-12 2.0-12 0 1 0 0 2006 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2007 13-4 14 9 23 3.0-16 1.5-10 0 0 0 4 Career 22-4 17 14 31 5.0-28 3.5-22 0 1 0 4 2007: Made first start of his career against Baylor ... also started against Texas Tech and Missouri in the Big 12 Championship ... recorded a career high against the Bears with six tackles (four solo) ... registered a 10-yard sack and a safety in season opener against North Texas. 2006: Moved to fullback during the season, but did not take game snaps in that position ... saw action with the special teams. 2005: Responded well when Oklahoma was hit hard by injuries at the DE position ... had a tackle high of two in three games ... logged a five-yard sack against Tulsa and a seven-yarder at Nebraska ... forced a fumble in the Tulsa game. 2004: Redshirted. High School: Lettered his last two years ... shared time at defensive end and tight end during his career ... made 25 stops and recorded three sacks on defense as a senior ... hauled in 11 catches for 130 yards as a senior on offense ... also ran for 91 yards on seven carries ... served as a team captain his senior year ... played in the Coca-Cola All-Star Classic at defensive end ... selected to play in the Oil Bowl All-Star Game ... helped lead team to a 9-2 record during his junior season ... coached by Chris Cunningham The Wrap-up: Moved back to defensive end in the spring of 2007 after spending the 2006 season at fullback ... has been clocked at 4.7 in the 40-yard dash ... recorded top bench press of defensive ends, 415 pounds, in 2008 winter conditioning ... born May 22, 1986 ... son of Alan and Vernessa Davis ... human relations major.

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144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

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G-GS 14-7 14-6 28-13

Rec 3 4 7

Yds 18 37 55

6-5

Avg 6.0 9.2 7.9

265

JR

TD Long 0 10 vs. Oregon 0 12 vs. Texas A&M 0 12 vs. Texas A&M

2007: All-Big 12 first team by the coaches at fullback position ... each of six starts were in two or three-tight end sets or as a blocking back ... had two receptions for 23 yards against Texas A&M, including a career-long 12-yard catch. 2006: Did most of his work in three-tight end sets or as a blocking back ... characterized by coaches as one of the top blockers on the team ... had three receptions on the season, including a long of 10 yards against Oregon. 2005: Redshirted. High School: Rated the No. 43 strongside defensive end in country (Rivals.com) and No. 16 player in the Midlands (Scout.com) ... all-state Kansas, 2004 ... broke his ankle in the second game of his senior year and did not play the rest of the season ... totaled 130 tackles and eight sacks his junior year ... also played tight end ... recorded 35 receptions and four touchdowns in the same season ... clocked at 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... coached by Sterling Hudson. The Wrap-up: Converted to tight end in spring of 2006 ... son of Walt and Janet Eldridge ... born March 31, 1987 ... sociology major.


THE SOONERS 32 jaMELL FLEMING

Canadian, Texas Canadian High School

ARLI NGTON, TE XAS JUAN SEGUIN HIGH SCHOOL

DE

253

JR

G-GS UT AT Total Loss Sacks INT FC FR PBU 11-10 21 15 36 13.0-83 9.5-64 0 0 0 3

5-11

185

FR-RS

2007: Redshirted High School: Shutdown corner at Seguin where he received first team all-district as a senior ... caught 29 passes for 481 yards and four touchdowns his senior season ... named to the second-team AP All-State Team ... APSE Class 4A first-team all-state ... played in All-American Offense-Defense Bowl in Florida ... bench presses 320 and squats 375 pounds ... runs a 4.56 40-yard dash ... coached by Ricky Albus. The Wrap-up: Born May 5, 1989 ... parents: Ralph and Sharon Fleming ... has yet to declare a major ... 34-inch vertical leap.

2006: Redshirted. 2005: Saw spot duty in the Kansas State and Texas Tech games.

AUSTON EN GLI SH

THE SOONERS

High School: Three-year letterman at both running back and defensive end ... amassed 1,285 yards rushing and scored 18 touchdowns during his senior year ... recorded 33 solo tackles, 48 assists, and 11 sacks in 2004 ... led team to state semifinals as a senior ... rushed for 1,800 yards and 25 touchdowns as junior ... totaled 53 tackles and seven sacks in four games his junior season ... also participated on the track and field team ... ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds ... No. 15 weakside linebacker (Rivals.com) ... No. 58 player in the Southwest (Scout.com) ... No. 49 player in Texas (Scout.com) ... No. 53 Texas Top 100 ... 7-AA All-District RB - 2003 and 2004 ... 7-AA All District DE - 2003 and 2004 ... Amarillo Globe Super Team defensive end ... recorded 315-pound bench press and 400-pound squat ... coached by Kyle Lynch.

COACHI NG STAFF

2007: All-Big 12 first team by the coaches and Associated Press ... Sports Ilustrated All-America honorable mention ... ranked No. 15 nationally with with 9.5 sacks ... team-high 13 tackles for loss ... had three or more tackles in seven of his 11 games played ... recorded 21 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks in Big 12 play ... had season-high two sacks against Tulsa and Texas ... career-high nine tackles, 1.5 sacks and two pass deflections against Missouri ... suffered hairline ankle fracture vs. Texas A&M ... missed the last three games of the regular season due to injury ... returned against Missouri in the Big 12 Championship to assist on a tackle and record a quarterback hurry.

DB

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

Year 2007

6-3

BOOM ER S OONER

33 AUSTON ENGLISH

SEASON REVIEW

The Wrap-up: Born March 10, 1987 ... son of Dean and Kelly English ... has a vertical jump of 35 inches ... planned program major.

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* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

NATI ONAL CH AM PI ONS


15 Dominique franks

96 DeMARCUS GRANGER

TULSA, OKLA. UNION HIGH School

Dallas, Texas KIMBALL High School

Db

189

SO

G-GS UT AT Total Loss Sacks INT FC FR PBU 13-1 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

2007: Saw time in 13 games on special teams, including punt returns in six games ... started the Fiesta Bowl and had three tackles... saw time in the defensive backfield in the Big 12 Championship and made one tackle ... has 124 yards on 12 punt returns ... returned only kickoff for 37 yards and returned two punts versus North Texas ... had a career-high 36-yard return against Utah State ... registered tackles against Miami and Tulsa.

High School: Tulsa World Oklahoma Player of the year ... first-team all-state by the Tulsa World ... runner-up for state defensive player of the year by the Oklahoman ... KTUL Ford Award winner ... No. 26 cornerback nationally by CollegeFootballNews.com ... helped the Redskins to two 6A state titles after transferring from Owasso ... recorded seven interceptions and returned three for touchdowns as a senior ... also a return specialist who scored three touchdowns on kickoff returns during his senior season ... rushed for five touchdowns ... coached by Bill Blankenship.

2006: Redshirted

The Wrap-up: Born Oct. 8, 1987 ... parent: Thelma Martin ... runs a 4.48 40 ... had one of the top springs on the team to move into the two-deep at cornerback in 2007 ... multidisciplinary studies major.

DT LB

Year 2006 2007 Career

6-2

G-GS UT AT Total Loss Sacks 14-0 7 13 20 4.0-9 0-0 13-11 14 21 35 8.5-38 3.5-27 27-11 21 34 55 12.5-47 3.5-27

302 210

JR

INT FC FR PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2

2007: All-Big 12 second team by the coaches and Rivals and honorable mention by the Associated Press ... third on the team with 8.5 tackles for loss ... tied career high with five tackles against Miami, Oklahoma State and Missouri in the Big 12 Championship ... had two or more tackles in 10 of 13 games played ... posted four tackles, two for loss, and a sack against Colorado ... registered four tackles, two for loss, three QB hurries and a pass deflection versus Iowa State. 2006: Worked his way in to a steady rotation on the defensive interior ... season-high five tackles at Texas A&M. 2005: Redshirted. High School: Rated the No. 11 player in the country (ESPN.com), No. 1 DT in the country (ESPN.com), No. 6 overall (CollegeFootballNews. com), No. 2 DT overall (CollegeFootballNews.com), No. 11 player in the country (Rivals.com), No. 3 player in Texas (Rivals.com), No. 9 player in the country (Scout.com) and No. 5 player in Texas (Scout.com) ... named a Parade All-American ... 2004 U.S. Army High School All-American ... Dallas Morning News Defensive Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004 ... totaled 79 tackles, including 25 for loss, and 17 sacks as a senior ... also forced 11 fumbles ... recorded 68 tackles and 17 sacks his junior year ... named Class 4A all-state and the Dallas area Defensive Player of the Year as a junior ... clocked at 5.2 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... bench presses 405 pounds and squats 550 pounds ... coached by Darryl Jordan. The Wrap-up: Son of Debra Granger ... born Sept. 4, 1986 ... his mother manages a Mexican restaurant ... enjoys electronics and cars, particularly Mustangs ... cousin of Indiana Pacers player Danny Granger ... bench presses 430 ... sociology major.

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

Year 2007

6-0

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

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DOMINI QUE FR ANKS

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THE SOONERS Huntington Beach, Calif. Golden West CC

TE

6-6

Rec Yds 8 161 37 518 45 679

Avg 20.1 14.0 15.4

261

TD 1 11 12

JR

Long 41 vs. Texas 43 vs. Baylor 43 vs. Baylor

Yds 15 454 469

Avg 7.5 50.4 46.9

SR

TD 0 3 3

INT 0 1 1

2007: Backup quarterback ... saw action against North Texas, Miami, Utah State, Tulsa, Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State ... set career highs for completions (21), attempts (41), yards (291) and touchdowns (2) at Texas Tech ... tossed first career touchdown pass against Miami. 2006: The backup at quarterback ... saw time in the Middle Tennessee and Iowa State games ... his passing statistics were posted against the Blue Raiders. Junior College: Enrolled at OU at the beginning of the 2006 spring semester ... threw for 2,077 yards and 13 touchdowns in 10 games ... can do 21 reps on the bench at 185 pounds ... runs a 4.58 in the 40-yard dash ... coached by Ray Shackleford. High School: Three-year starter in high school ... threw for 2,500 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior ... earned first team all-area and All-CIF honors as a senior while leading his team to the All-CIF championship. The Wrap-up: Born Jan. 29, 1986 ... son of Corky and Teresa Halzle ... bench presses 325 ... human relations major.

SEASON REVIEW

High School: First team All-American ... Oklahoman and Tulsa World All-State First Team ... first team Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State ... named District 5A-1 Most Valuable Player ... selected to play in the Coaches All-State Game ... caught 70 passes for 1,205 yards and 24 touchdowns his senior season ... led the Tigers to a 12-0 record before losing in the 5A semifinals ... coached by Mike Lloyd.

G-GS Comp-Att Pct 2-0 1-2 50.0 9-0 30-51 58.8 11-0 31-53 58.5

203

THE SOONERS

2006: Made a significant impact as a true freshman with eight receptions ... had one catch in eight different games ... long reception went for 41 yards against Texas ... lone touchdown was a 22-yard grab against Middle Tennssee ... his 35-yard catch on a third-and-10 play from the OU one against Nebraska launched OU’s final scoring drive of the Big 12 title game, a 99-yard march ... caught a two-point conversion in the Fiesta Bowl.

6-4

COACHI NG STAFF

2007: Honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated ... honorable mention All-Big 12 by the coaches and Associated Press ... had a career-high eight receptions vs. Miami with one going for a touchdown ... two touchdown catches against Texas ... tied school record with four touchdown receptions vs. A&M and finished game with 80 yards on five grabs ... had two catches for 34 yards and a TD against Missouri in Big 12 Championship ... had more TD grabs during season than any TE in school history (11) ... mark also tied for second all-time among all Sooners with Travis Wilson (2004) ... made starts against Miami, Missouri and Baylor ... receptions and receiving yards total ranked No. 3 on the team.

Year 2006 2007 Career

Qb

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

G-GS 14-2 14-3 28-5

15 JOEY HALZLE

Ardmore, Okla. Ardmore High School

BOOM ER S OONER

Year 2006 2007 Career

18 Jermaine Gresham

The Wrap-up: Runs a 4.73 in the 40-yard dash ... Born June 16, 1988 ... ranks No. 11 all-time at OU with 12 touchdown receptions ... has yet to declare a major.

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NATI ONAL CH AM PI ONS


54 Jason HANNAN

5 NIC HARRIS

WAXAH ACH IE, TEXAS WAXAH ACH IE HIGH SCHOOL

Alexandria, La. Alexandria High School

OL

6-3

283

FR-RS

2007: Redshirted High School: Never allowed a sack in three years as a starter... had 118 pancake blocks his senior season ... team captain in both his junior and senior seasons ... named second-team all-state his senior year ... three-time all-district in Texas class 4A ... selected for Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Florida ... earned first-team all-district honors as a sophomore and junior ... runs a 5.48 40-yard dash ... bench presses 345 and squats 515 pounds ... coached by David Ream. The Wrap-up: Born Feb. 8, 1989 ... parents: Chuck and Debbie Hannan ... accounting major.

NIC HARR IS

Db LB

Year 2005 2006 2007 Career

G-GS 10-2 13-8 14-13 37-23

UT 8 40 50 98

AT 8 28 24 60

6-3 6-2

Total Loss Sacks 16 0.5-0 0.5-0 68 7.0-42 2.5-11 74 9.5-63 3.5-29 158 17.0-105 6 .5-40

230 210

SR JR

INT FC FR PBU 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 8 2 2 0 7 6 3 0 15

2007: All-Big 12 first team by the coaches and second team by the Associated Press ... tied for second on the team with 9.5 tackles for loss ... returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown vs. North Texas ... had seven tackles and a half sack at Tulsa ... posted career-high 10 tackles at Colorado ... led team with eight tackles vs. Texas ... recorded 41 tackles in five-game span against Tulsa (7), Colorado (10), Texas (8), Missouri (9) and Iowa State (7) ... posted at least three tackles in 13 games ... had six tackles, including one for an 11-yard loss in Big 12 Championship ... was nominated for FWAA Courage and Ronnie Lott Awards ... semifinalist for Wooden Citizenship Cup ... named to 2007 AFCA Good Works Team. 2006: All-Big 12 second team by the coaches ... spent much of the season in the nickel role before taking over as free safety for the last three games ... led OU with four interceptions, two of which came at Oregon ... fourth on the team in total tackles ... tackle high of eight came at Oregon ... credited with 2.5 sacks ... broke up two passes against Oklahoma State and Nebraska.

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

THE SOONERS

2005: Started the Kansas State and Texas games at free safety ... had seven tackles and one sack against KSU ... also logged seven tackles against the Longhorns and forced one fumble ... joined fellow true freshman Reggie Smith as a defensive back against the Wildcats, marking only the second time in school history that two freshmen had started in the secondary ... a mainstay on special teams units.

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

High School: Recorded 74 tackles and intercepted 11 passes, returning four for touchdowns his senior season ... led school to consecutive state playoff appearances ... named All-CENLA defensive MVP his senior year ... totaled 81 tackles and intercepted 10 passes as a junior ... owned school record with 21 interceptions and 9 interceptions returned for touchdowns... No. 11 safety in the nation (ESPN.com) ... No. 62 player in the Southeast (Scout.com) ... No. 94 player in the nation (Rivals.com) ... No. 5 safety in the nation (Rivals.com) ... No. 7 safety in the nation (CollegeFootballNews.com) ... unanimous Defensive MVP Louisiana (2004) ... All-Central Louisiana Honors (2004) ... all-state (2004)... also played wide receiver and returned punts ... clocked at 4.5 in the 40-yard dash ... honors student ... coached by Butch Stoker. The Wrap-up: Born Oct. 6, 1986 ... guardian is LaQuanda Harrell ... twoterm president of Bridge Builders, an OU minority student organization focused on community service projects ... has held jobs at a sporting goods store, as a baseball umpire and a basketball official ... said the event that most shaped his life was, “growing up without parents� ... planned program major.

104 2008 OKLA HO MA FOOTBALL GUID E

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THE SOONERS

G-GS 14-11 13-9 27-20

Killeen, Texas Killeen High School

DB

6-1

Rec Yds 2 19

Avg 9.5

UT 24 50 74

AT 18 23 41

Total Loss 42 6.0-19 73 2.5-3 115 8.5-22

201

TD Long 0 11 vs. Texas A&M

Sacks 1.0-9 0-0 1.0-9

WR

SR

INT FC FR PBU 1-0 1 2 7 3-70 0 0 3 4-70 1 2 10

2006: All-Big 12 honorable mention by the coaches and Associated Press ... helped solidify the secondary when he won a starting corner job ... season-high eight tackles at Texas A&M ... recovered fumbles against Middle Tennessee and Missouri ... also had an interception and three breakups at Missouri.

2004: Redshirted.

TD Long 2 34 vs. TAMU, Ore. 2 37 vs. Oregon 5 51 vs. North Texas 9 51 vs. North Texas

2007: Honorable mention All-Big 12 by the coaches and Associated Press... led Sooners in receptions and receiving yards ... No. 2 receptions total in a season at OU, No. 4 all-time for receiving yards ... posted team highs with seven grabs for 128 yards vs. North Texas ... eight catches for 123 yards and a 35-yard TD run vs. Utah State ... eight receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns at Tulsa ... led the Sooners with six catches (99 yards) vs. Texas ... seven grabs for 73 yards at Tech and three kickoff returns for 115 yards, eighth-highest yardage total in school history ... three kickoff returns for 110 yards against Miami ... his 826 yards on kickoff returns is the best single-season mark in school history ... ranks second all-time with 994 career return yards ... No. 16 nationally in kickoff returns at 28.48 yards per return, a figured that ranks No. 2 in school year ... rushed eight times for 87 yards and one touchdown vs. Utah State ... long rush was a 41-yarder against North Texas. 2006: Second on the team in receptions and yards ... top game came in the Fiesta Bowl when he led OU with six catches for 120 yards ... had five grabs against Washington, Oregon and Texas ... touchdown receptions against Middle Tennessee and Oklahoma State ... long catch, a 37-yarder, came at Oregon ... also a potent kick returner ... had an 88-yarder for a touchdown off a free kick at Baylor ... had a total of 14 returns for 363 yards and one touchdown (averaged 25.9 per return). 2005: Emerged as a standout as a true freshman ... caught a 21-yard pass in the second overtime to give OU a win over Baylor ... also caught a touchdown against Oklahoma State ... set season highs in receptions (5) and yards (85) in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl ... had three receptions for 38 yards at UCLA and 62 receiving yards against Texas A&M ... one rush for a nine-yard gain at Nebraska. High School: Earned all-area honors as a junior ... recorded 42 catches for 886 and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... threw two passes during his career, both for touchdowns ... also returned kicks ... named first team all-district as a senior in district 16-4A ... a starter on the basketball team where he averaged 17 points per game ... ran the 400, 800, and 1,600 relays as well ... coached by Sam Jones. The Wrap-up: Has a vertical of 39 inches ... son of Bobby and Bernita Iglesias ... father owns a barber shop ... born Aug. 22, 1987 ... pronounced WAH-keen E-glay-C-us ... major is sociology ... ranks No. 3 all-time at OU with four 100-yard games ... ranks No. 6 in career receiving yards and No. 7 in receptions ... also ranks No. 2 all-time in career kick return yards and leads OU in career kick return average.

HISTORY

The Wrap-up: Made a successful switch from receiver to cornerback in the spring of 2006 ... born Oct. 28, 1985 ... son of Lendy and Charlotte Holmes ... multidisciplinary studies major.

Avg 15.3 12.5 13.3 13.3

SEASON REVIEW

High School: A three-year letterman ... competed at eight different positions during his career including punter, kicker, quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive back ... also returned punts and kickoffs ... posted an 8-1 record as a starting quarterback during his career ... caught 38 passes and scored 10 touchdowns his senior year ... tossed two touchdown strikes as well ... intercepted six passes on defense ... played in only two games as a senior due to a broken collarbone ... team posted a 6-5 mark ... participated in the U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl with future Sooner teammates Adrian Peterson and Marcus Walker ... caught six passes and scored two touchdowns during the Coca-Cola All-Star Game ... hauled in 38 catches for 505 yards as a junior ... also intercepted four passes on defense ... team went 3-7 in 2002 and 6-5 his sophomore year ... runs a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash ... coached by J.B. Wallace ... also a three-year letterman in basketball ... was first team all-district.

Rec Yds 19 290 41 514 68 907 128 1,711

SR

THE SOONERS

2005: Spent the season at wide receiver ... both of his receptions came against Texas A&M ... returned four kickoffs for 66 yards with a long of 29 yards against Texas ... returned seven punts for 41 yards with a long of 21 at Nebraska ... credited with one tackle ... attempted one pass (incomplete) against Texas A&M.

G-GS 12-4 14-11 14-10 40-25

204

COACHI NG STAFF

2007: Second on the team with three interceptions ... had interceptions against North Texas, Tulsa and another against Texas Tech that he returned 63 yards for a touchdown ... tied a career best with eight tackles in each of the last three games (Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Missouri in the Big 12 Championship) ... had four or more tackles in 12 games.

Year 2005 2006 2007 Career

6-0

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

Year 2006 2007 Career

G-GS 10-0

9 JUAQUIN IGLESIAS

Dallas, Texas south oak cliff high school

BOOM ER S OONER

Year 2005

11 LENDY HOLMES

105 1950

* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

NATI ONAL CH AM PI ONS


2 BRIAN JACKSON

6 DESMOND JACKSON

DE SOTO, Texas DE SOTO High School

SEG UI N, TE XAS SEG UI N H IGH SCHOO L

DB

Year G-GS UT AT Total 2006 5-0 3 1 4 2007 14-0 10 4 14 Career 19-0 13 5 18

6-1

202

JR

Loss Sacks INT FC FR PBU 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0

DB LB

5-11 6-2

198 210

FR-RS JR

2007: Redshirted

2007: Recorded first career interception against Utah State ... tied career best with two tackles against Miami, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma State and Missouri in Big 12 Championship ... tied for the team lead with 12 special teams tackles and led the team with 12 on kickoff coverage.

High School: Recorded 86 tackles and three interceptions as a senior ... ran three kickoffs and two punt returns back for touchdowns ... recorded eight receptions for 210 yards and one TD on offense ... selected to play in Offense-Defense Bowl in Florida ... chosen to play in the Austin Wrangler’s Lone Star Arena Football Classic and selected for the Oil Bowl ... voted first-team all-area ... seven interceptions, six taken back for touchdowns as a junior ... All-San Antonio selection as a junior ... runs a 4.5 40-yard dash ... bench presses 305 and squats 425 pounds ... coached by Jim Carson.

2006: Played in five games with tackles in the Baylor and Nebraska games and a season-best two in the Fiesta Bowl.

The Wrap-up: Born April 3, 1989 ... grandson of Melanie Bruns ... has yet to declare a major.

2005: Redshirted. High School: Rated the No. 17 cornerback in the nation (ESPN.com), No. 20 cornerback in the country (Rivals.com), No. 34 player Postseason Texas Top 100 (Rivals.com), No. 59 player in the state of Texas (Scout. com) and No. 61 player in the Southwest (Scout.com) ... made 35 tackles and intercepted six passes as a senior ... team posted a 9-2 mark in 2004 ... totaled 30 tackles and four picks during his senior season ... clocked at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... competed on track and field team ... honors student ... coached by Dave Meadows. The Wrap-up: Sat out spring 2006 drills after suffering a knee injury during off-season conditioining ... son of Steven Jackson and O.C. and Cathy Johnson ... his cousin, Chris Draft, is a linebacker for the St. Louis Rams ... born May 4, 1987 ... has lowest body fat percentage on the team with 5.0% ... majoring in sociology.

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

THE SOONERS

106 2008 OKLA HO MA FOOTBALL GUID E

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MANUEL JOHNSON


THE SOONERS Scottsdale, Ariz. SCOTTSDALE CC

WR

6-0

Rec Yds 10 170 36 378 31 448 77 996

Avg 17.0 10.5 14.5 12.9

183

P

SR

TD Long 1 55 vs. Okla. State 3 32 vs. Texas Tech 4 65 vs. Texas Tech 8 65 vs. Texas Tech

2006: Had a big jump in production as a sophomore ... set career highs with six receptions for 87 yards against Texas Tech ... equalled that career-best with six grabs in the Fiesta Bowl ... TD grabs against Tech, Colorado and in the Fiesta Bowl ... his long play, a 32-yard catch, came in the Tech game ... rushed twice for 13 yards with a long of nine against Texas ... missed the Baylor game due to injury.

50+ 0 6 6

I20 9 6 15

2007: Took over as starting punter in game No. 10 (Baylor) ... recorded six kicks of 50 or more yards and had six punts downed inside the 20 ... totaled 198 yards on four punts in the Big 12 Championship, an average of 49.5 yards per punt ... had two kicks of 50 or more yards, including a career and team season-long 66-yard boot in the championship game ... also had two punts downed inside the 20 in the Big 12 Championship ... averaged 47.0 yards on four punts in the Fiesta Bowl. 2006: Oklahoma’s punter on short fields ... nine of his 11 kicks were downed inside the 20 with only one touchback, none in his last 10 punts ... had three downed inside the five. 2005: Redshirted. Junior College: Averaged 43.9 yards per punt as a freshman for the Fighting Artichokes of Scottsdale Community College. High School: Earned two varsity letters as a punter and tailback for Chaparral High School in hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz. ... averaged 39.3 yards per punt as a senior ... also tallied 230 yards rushing on 26 carries and 208 yards receiving on six catches ... scored three touchdowns in his final prep season ... earned All-East Sky Region honors as a junior ... coached by Ron Estabrook. The Wrap-up: Son of Phil Knall and Debbie Bell ... born April 13, 1986 ... owns a 4.7 40-yard dash ... human relations major.

The Wrap-up: Has a 4.49 in the 40 ... born Oct. 14, 1986 ... son of Manuel and Marylyn Anderson ... eats a whole bag of peanut M&Ms before every game ... sociology major.

SEASON REVIEW

High School: Played quarterback and wide receiver ... threw for 48 career touchdowns, ran for 18 touchdowns, and caught 17 touchdowns ... set school season passing record ... No. 13 wide receiver in the nation (Rivals.com) ... No. 16 player Postseason Texas Top 100 (Rivals.com) ... No. 21 player in Texas (SuperPrep) ... MVP District 13-AAA (2004) ... MVP All East Texas (2004) ... first team all-state (2004) ... Dave Campbell Player of the Year (2004) ... first team all-state (2003) ... also a member of the basketball and track and field teams ... coached by Jeff Traylor.

Yards Avg. TB FC 369 33.5 1 0 1049 43.7 2 3 1,418 40.5 3 3

Sr

THE SOONERS

2005: Speedster who made an impact as a true freshman ... had a 55-yard catch and run touchdown against Oklahoma State ... season highs with four catches and 70 yards against Baylor ... two catches for 32 yards in the Holiday Bowl ... one rush for eight yards vs. Kansas.

G No. 8 11 9 24 17 35

190

COACHI NG STAFF

2007: Seventeen of his 27 receptions and 341 of his 423 yards came in the last five games ... all four of his TD receptions came in back-to-back games against Baylor and Texas Tech ... four receptions for a career-high 126 yards and two touchdowns vs. Baylor ... also caught four passes in the Fiesta Bowl ... had his first career pass attempt and completion vs. Miami when he hit Malcolm Kelly on a 25-yarder.

Year 2006 2007 Career

5-10

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

G-GS 10-0 12-5 14-7 36-12

13 MIKE KNALL

Gilmer, Texas Gilmer High School

BOOM ER S OONER

Year 2005 2006 2007 Career

1 MANUEL JOHNSON

HISTORY 107 1950

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NATI ONAL CH AM PI ONS


28 travis lewis

79 PHIL LOADHOLT

san antonio, Texas robert e. lee High School

FOUNTAIN, COLO. GARDEN CITY CC

LB

6-2

232

FR-RS

2007: Redshirted High School: Played linebacker and running back in high school ... rushed for 1,436 yards on 222 carries with nine touchdowns as a senior ... also caught 10 passes for 108 yards and a score ... selected to the US Army All-American game ... named all-area and all-metro as a senior ... all-district and invited to the Army All-American combine as a junior ... rushed 109 times for 577 yards over a four-game stretch in 2005 ... invited to the Army Combine and Nike Camp ... all-district as a junior ... runs a 4.34 40-yard dash ... benches 335 and squats 515 pounds ... coached by Jimmy Ramos. The Wrap-up: Born Jan. 15, 1988 ... parents: James Lewis and Dori Schwartz ... posted linebackers best bench press, 380 pounds ... has yet to declare a major.

PH IL LOADHO LT

OL LB

6-8 6-2

337 210

SR JR

2007: Honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated ... Dallas Morning News’ All-Big 12 first team ... named second team All-Big 12 by the coaches and Associated Press ... started all 14 games at left tackle ... overall season grade of 79% ... had the highest run grade on the team at 75% ... logged 740 plays with 104 knockdowns ... best knockdown game was 15 versus Texas A&M. Junior College: Played at Garden City (Kan.) CC where he was a two-time junior college All-American ... Jayhawk Conference Lineman of the Year in 2006 ... had 93 pancake blocks and 113 tackles in 2006 ... won the Student Support Service Award and was named to the 3.0 Student Excellence List. High School: Attended high school at Fountain Fort Carson in Fountain, Colo., where he was also a standout basketball and track and field athlete ... had 113 tackles along with eight TD as a senior ... named Colorado Springs Area Player of the Year ... team captain and two-time all-stater ... led hoops team to the state title game when he averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks per game ... won a state championship in the discus ... coached by Mitch Johnson. The Wrap-up: Parents: Phillip and Brenda Loadholt ... born Jan. 21, 1986, in Honolulu, Hawaii ... was a teammate of former Sooner D.J. Wolfe in the seventh, eighth and 10th grades when both resided in Colorado ... multidisciplinary studies major.

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

THE SOONERS

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THE SOONERS NORMAN, OKLA. NORMAN High School

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL DE

6-1

249

sO

2006: Redshirted

The Wrap-up: Born Sept. 5, 1987 ... ran a 40-yard dash of 4.73 seconds ... parents: Prince and Faryce Macon ... public adminstration major.

MOSSIS MADU

196

S0

G-GS Rushing Avg. TD Lg Rec. Avg. TD Long 14-0 40-232 5.8 2 55 4-33 8.2 0 13

2007: Played as a backup running back and on special teams ... rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown in the season opener against North Texas ... had a career-long 55-yard run against the Mean Green ... rushed for a touchdown against Tulsa ... recorded three tackles on special teams. 2006: Redshirted High School: Rushed for 1,513 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior ... averaged 6.1 yards per carry ... also caught 23 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns ... all-district and all-conference as a senior ... district offensive player of the year ... Oklahoman All-State Second Team ... Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State First Team ... Oklahoman Big All-City team ... team MVP ... a three-year starter ... played defensive back and running back his sophomore and junior years before switching to running back full-time as a senior ... coached by Butch Peters.

THE SOONERS

The Wrap-up: Born Nov. 4, 1987 ... parents: Rudy and Ellen Garcia ... majoring in human relations.

COACHI NG STAFF

High School: Four-year starter ... named district defensive lineman of the year as a senior ... had 28 tackles, four tackles for loss and five and one-half sacks ... rated the No. 25 defensive tackle nationally by CollegeFootballNews.com, No. 45 by Scout ... rated the No. 33 strongside defensive end by Rivals ... earned first team all-district honors as a junior ... recorded 50 tackles, including 10 sacks, as a junior ... also had one interception and three fumble recoveries ... coached by Terry Morris.

Year 2007

6-0

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

2007: Recorded a quarterback hurry in his first game action at Texas Tech ... also saw action in Big 12 Championship against Missouri.

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17 mossis madu

94 PRYCE MACON

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93 gerald Mccoy

88 ERIC MENSIK

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. SOUTHEAST High School

ROSENBERG, TEXAS TERRY High School

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Year 2007

6-4

295

So

G-GS UT AT Total Loss Sacks INT FC FR PBU 13-13 10 9 19 6.5-26 2.0-15 0 1 0 0

2007: Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year ... Freshman All-American by Rivals, The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com ... honorable mention All-Big 12 Team by the coaches and Associated Press ... started 13 games at defensive tackle ... recorded a career-best five tackles at Colorado ... logged two tackles and recovered a key fumble against Texas ... had two tackles for loss, a sack and a quarterback hurry against Missouri ... forced a fumble and notched a sack and two tackles for loss against Texas A&M ... logged two tackles, assisted on a tackle for loss and recorded two quarterback hurries in Big 12 Championship against Missouri. 2006: Redshirted High School: National defensive player of the year by USA Today ... 2005 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year ... named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Team ... All-City Athletic Conference Player of the Year ... logged 82 tackles, 20 sacks and recovered nine fumbles as a senior ... all-area, all-state and all-metro as a junior ... finished that season with 83 tackles, including 23 tackles for loss, and 20 sacks ... had one interception (returned 48 yards for a touchdown) and two fumble recoveries ... all-state by the Oklahoman and Tulsa World ... best DL by Oklahoma Kickoff Magazine ... played in the U.S. Army High School All-American game ... Parade All-American ... coached by Michael Branch. The Wrap-up: Born Feb. 25, 1988 ... parents: Gerald and the late Patricia McCoy ... majoring in human relations.

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

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110 2008 OKLA HO MA FOOTBALL GUID E

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te LB

6-6 6-2

260 210

so JR

2007: Played in six games on special teams. 2006: Redshirted. High School: Two-year starter ... senior team captain ... had 17 catches for 359 yards and four touchdowns as a senior ... had a long of 44 yards ... led Rangers to their most successful season ever as the team averaged more than 50 points per game ... rated the No. 25 tight end in the nation by Rivals and was a PrepStar All-Region pick ... played deep snapper, too ... unanimous District 24 4A selection at tight end ... THSCA 4A Academic all-stater ... named to the all-area team ... also lettered in baseball and basketball ... coached by Tim Teykl. The Wrap-up: Born Dec. 18, 1987 ... son of Cletus and Margie Mensik ... management major.

GERALD MCCOY


THE SOONERS 7 demarco murray

MeSquite, Texas Horn High School

LAS VEGAS, NEV. BISHOP GORMAN High SCHOOL

dt

6-2

295

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6-1

205

So

2006: Worked in a reserve role.

2007: Suffered a dislocated knee cap in game No. 11 at Texas Tech, then missed the remainder of the season and the subsequent spring workouts ... Rivals Freshman All-American ... honorable mention All-Big 12 by the coaches and Associated Press ... honored by the AP as both a running back and all-purpose player ... first team Academic All-Big 12 ... averaged 29.3 yards per kickoff return, the second-highest average in team history ... 15 touchdowns tied the OU freshman record set by Adrian Peterson ... set another OU record with five touchdowns in his debut game against North Texas ... rushed four times for 100 yards against Utah State, including a 92-yard TD run, third longest in OU history ... scored three touchdowns at Tulsa, including an 81-yard kickoff return ... led OU with 17 rushes and 128 yards and one touchdown, a 65-yard sprint, against Texas ... scored four times, three rushing and one on a 91-yard kickoff return vs. Baylor ... 129 return yards against the Bears was the fourth-highest total in OU history ... rushed 19 times for 94 yards at Texas Tech before suffering the season-ending injury.

2005: Redshirted. High School: Three-year starter and letterman ... played tight end and defensive end ... totaled 95 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 2004 ... recorded 14 tackles for loss during his senior year ... runs a 4.9 40-yard dash ... bench pressed 320 pounds and squats 400 pounds ... also a standout basketball player ... coached by Don Payne. The Wrap-up: Born Sept. 14, 1986 ... son of Roderick and Bernadine Moore ... mother is a highway patrol sergeant ... father played football at Chattanooga ... criminology major.

High School: Named 2005 Sunset Region Offensive Player of the Year ... earned all-state honors in 2005 and was an all-conference pick three consecutive years ... rushed for 1,947 yards and 27 touchdowns in his senior season ... also caught 22 passes for 724 yards and seven touchdowns ... had 64 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions while playing defensive back ... played in the U.S. Army High School All-American game ... led his high school basketball team to a 2005 state title ... was a top-30 basketball recruit as well ... coached by David White.

SEASON REVIEW

The Wrap-up: Born Feb. 12, 1988 ... parent: Kevin Murray ... logged a 4.42 (team best) 40 time and a 36.5-inch vertical jump during winter testing in 2008 ... has yet to declare a major.

THE SOONERS

2006: Redshirted

COACHI NG STAFF

Year G-GS Rush. Avg. TD Rec. Avg. TD KOR-Yds TD 2007 11-1 127-764 6.0 13 14-60 4.3 0 15-439 2

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

2007: Saw action in the Sooners’ first three games ... recorded tackles against North Texas and Utah State ... also recovered a fumble against Utah State.

BOOM ER S OONER

89 CORDERO MOORE

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3 jonathan nelson

27 SAM PROCTOR

MANSFIELD, TEXAS SUMMITT High School

PEARLAND, Texas PEARLAND High School

db

5-11

177

So

DB LB

6-0 6-2

208 210

FR-RS JR

2007: Saw action against North Texas and Colorado.

2007: Redshirted.

2006: Redshirted

High School: Ran 221 times for 1658 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior ... also completed 42 of 82 passes for 456 yards and four TD ... played on defense twice, both times recording a tackle ... helped lead his high school to the state semifinal in Texas class 5A ... senior team captain ... named offensive MVP by his teammates ... selected to play in the All-Greater Houston football game ... runs a 4.6 40-yard dash ... coached by Tony Heath.

High School: A three-year starter at cornerback ... recorded only one interception and a handful of break-ups during his senior season when opponents stayed away from his side of the field ... rated the No. 10 cornerback and the No. 112 player in the nation by ESPN.com ... helped the Jaguars to a 9-4 record in the 4-5A district ... made 40 tackles, one interception and four fumble recoveries as a junior ... also a standout sprinter on the track team ... coached by Kyle Geller. The Wrap-up: Born May 6, 1988 ... son of Brian and Pamela Nelson ... team-best 41.5-inch vertical jump in 2008 winter testing ... has yet to declare a major.

RYAN REYNO LDS

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

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The Wrap-up: Parent: Yolanda Proctor ... born Sept. 5, 1988 ... has yet to declare a major.


THE SOONERS 72 DUKE ROBINSON

Las Vegas, Nev. Bishop GormAn High School

ATLANTA, GA. WASHINGTON High School

Lb

234

JR

G-GS UT AT Total Loss Sacks INT FC FR PBU 9-0 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 13-7 34 26 60 8.0-26 2.0-16 1-12 0 0-0 0 22-7 35 28 63 8.0-26 2.0-16 1-12 0 0-0 0

2007: Received first career start vs. North Texas and finished with three tackles and one sack ... six tackles vs. Miami ... nine stops, three for loss, vs. Utah State ... had an interception and 12-yard return at Tulsa ... career-high 15 tackles at Colorado ... missed Iowa State game with neck injury.

2005: True freshman who saw most of his snaps on special teams ... logged tackles against Tulsa, Nebraska and Oklahoma State.

335

SR

2007: AFCA, AP, The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated first team All-American ... All-Big 12 first team by the coaches and Associated Press ... starter at left guard ... caught a deflected pass and advanced it eight yards vs. A&M ... started 13 games, only exception was Texas A&M game ... graded at 85% for the season with 663 plays and 97 knockdowns ... had a knockdown best of 13 against Miami. 2006: All-Big 12 honorable mention by the coaches and Associated Press ... graded at 76% for the season ... top grade was 84% at Oklahoma State ... notched 108 knockdown blocks on the season with a best of 12 against Oregon and Oklahoma State ... had the highest snap count on the line with 809. 2005: Played in 10 games, mostly at left guard as a true freshman ... saw some action at left tackle early in the season. High School: Three-year starter at offensive tackle ... recorded 87 pancake blocks and graded 91% ... named to the Super 11 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 2004 ... played nose tackle in goal line situations ... coached by Rodney Cofield. The Wrap-up: Versatile performer who can play guard or tackle ... born Oct. 10, 1986 ... son of Wanda Bryant and George Robinson ... guardians are Connie Bryant and Clifford Austin ... worked as a hawker selling programs and peanuts at Atlanta Braves games ... great nephew of singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson ... has visited Australia ... sociology major.

THE SOONERS

High School: Four-year letterman ... played linebacker, defensive back, tight end and fullback ... had 94 tackles and six sacks as senior ... recorded 96 tackles and six sacks as junior ... ran for a career-best 393 yards as junior ... No. 30 player in the nation (ESPN.com) ... No. 2 linebacker in the nation (ESPN.com) ... No. 7 player in the Northwest (Scout.com) ... No. 2 outside LB in the nation (Rivals.com) ... No. 26 player in the nation (Rivals.com) ... No. 1 Postseason Nevada Top 10 (Rivals.com) ... No. 24 overall (CollegeFootballNews.com) ... No. 3 LB overall (CollegeFootballNews.com) ... USA Today First Team All-American (2004) ... Nevada’s Gatorade Player of the Year (2004) ... played in 2005 U.S. Army All-American game ... clocked at 4.57 in the 40-yard dash ... honors student ... state high school wrestling champion and five-time national Judo champion ... coached by David White.

6-5

COACHI NG STAFF

2006: Missed the season after suffering a knee injury during off-season drills ... redshirted.

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Year 2005 2007 Career

6-1

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8 RYAN REYNOLDS

DUKE ROB INSON SEASON REVIEW

The Wrap-up: Suffered a torn ACL just after the completion of spring practice in 2006, then underwent more surgery on an LCL injury in the spring of 2007 ... son of Craig and Barbara Reynolds ... born Sept. 20, 1986 ... held a part-time job at his parents’ boat rental company ... criminology major.

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30 LAMONT ROBINSON

52 DEREK SHAW

SAL EM, N.J. SALEM HIGH SCHOOL

SAND SPRINGS, OKLA. CHARLES PAGE HIGH SCHOOL

LB

6-1

226

JR

Year G-GS UT AT Total Loss Sacks INT FC FR 2006 9-0 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2007 2-0 1 3 4 1.0-1 1-1 1-26 0 0-0 Career 11-0 2 5 7 1.0-1 1-1 1-26 0 0-0

DS LB

PBU 0 0 0

2007: Worked in a reserve role ... recorded three tackles against North Texas ... picked off first career interception against UNT, returning it 26 yards. 2006: Worked in a reserve role.

High School: Four-year letterman ... recorded 34 tackles and one sack his senior year after recovering from an off-season automobile accident in which he suffered fractures to neck vertebrae ... posted 95 tackles, six sacks and eight caused fumbles as a junior ... totaled 80 tackles and four sacks as a sophomore ... started at defensive end his freshman year ... had 49 tackles and three sacks ... honor student ... coached by Dave Lindenmuth ... runs a 4.6 40-yard dash. The Wrap-up: Born Feb. 8, 1987 ... son of Myria Robinson and Craig Parsley ... was in a serious automobile accident in May 2004 -- broke two vertebrae in his neck and required 60-70 stitches on his back, face, nose and eye socket ... once attended a 10-day football camp in Hawaii ... his uncle, Damion Johnson, was an offensive lineman at Kansas State and then later with the New York Giants ... African-American studies major.

LAMONT ROBINSON

114 2008 OKLA HO MA FOOTBALL GUID E

6-0 6-2

217 210

JR

2007: Handled all of the long snaps for OU for the second consecutive year ... credited with one tackle against Texas Tech and another vs. Missouri in the Big 12 Championship. 2006: Handled all of the long snaps for OU in his true freshman season ... credited with a tackle against Washington. High School: Played tight end, safety and deep snapper ... three-year starter ... special teams player of the year on his team as a senior ... all-district defensive back as a senior as well. The Wrap-up: Born: June 21, 1988 ... son of John and Pam Shaw ... member of the Osage and Ponca tribes ... sociology/criminology major.

2005: Redshirted.

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

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THE SOONERS 59 DONALD STEPHENSON

RALEIG H, N.C. HAR GRAVE acad emy

BLUE SPR I NGS, MO. BLUE SPR I NGS HIG H SCHOOL

OL

6-4

304

JR

2006: Saw action in seven games for 74 snaps as a backup guard ... credited with 10 knockdowns, including three at Missouri ... missed all of the preseason drills and the first three games after an off-season weightlifting accident.

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275

FR-rs

2007: Redshirted High School: Played in first three games but broken toe injury kept him from playing again until the playoffs ... transferred to Blue Springs from Central High School in Kansas City where he was named all-league as a junior ... bench presses 375 and squats 500 pounds ... runs a five-second 40-yard dash ... coached by Kelly Donohoe. The Wrap-up: Born Sept. 30, 1988 ... parents: Donald Ramey and Ethel Stephenson ... has yet to declare a major.

COACHI NG STAFF

2005: Redshirted. High School: Recorded 32 tackles, eight for loss, and three sacks in 2004 ... saw limited action due to finger injury ... played at Southeast Raleigh (N.C.) High School prior to Hargrave ... coached by Robert Puntry.

BRIA N SIMMONS

THE SOONERS

The Wrap-up: Moved from defensive tackle to the offensive line in the spring of 2006 and immediately impressed the offensive staff ... his cousin, Cedric, is on the roster of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls and was a former standout at NC State ... born March 16, 1985 ... was born with club foot deformity (wears a size 15 right shoe, a size 18 left) ... sociology major.

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

2007: Saw action in all 14 of OU’s games this season ... earned two starting assignments vs. Iowa State at right guard and Texas A&M at left guard ... most extensive action was 73 plays against the Cyclones ... top grade was 87% in the first Missouri contest ... credited with 71 knockdowns, including 14 against Oklahoma State.

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BOOM ER S OONER

74 BRIAN SIMMONS

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17 JIMMY STEVENS

10 TYLER STRADFORD

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. HERITAGE HALL HIGH School

NEW ORLEANS, LA. O. PERRY WALKER HIGH School

K

5-6

156

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wr LB

6-2

183 210

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2007: Redshirted

2007: Redshirted

High School: Fifty career field goals (50-77) broke the national record total by a high school kicker ... scored 18 total points in a single game as a junior ... connected on a string of 125 consecutive extra points ... career-long field goal of 52 yards as a senior ... went 10-25 as a senior, with most of his misses coming beyond 50 yards ... tied national single-season record with 22 field goals as a junior ... also punted for a 33-yard average ... named first-team all-state kicker by Tulsa World, and first-team punter by The Oklahoman ... Parade All-America first-team ... first-team All-USA by USA Today ... selected to inaugural East Meets West All-American football game ... all-state selection by Oklahoma Coaches Association ... coached by Andy Bogert.

High School: Caught 27 catches for 483 yards and six TD as a senior ... also saw playing time at cornerback and safety where he recorded five interceptions ... named all-district and All-West Bank after senior season ... all-area selection in Louisiana as a junior ... saw time on the field as a kick returner, running back three kickoffs for TD and had a 41-yard return average ... also was team’s punt returner ... runs a 4.41 40-yard dash ... coached by Skip Lamothe. The Wrap-up: Born May 5, 1988 ... parent: Chalondra Stradford ... has yet to declare a major.

The Wrap-up: Parents: Jim and Colleen Stevens ... born June 16, 1989 ... has yet to declare a major.

ADRON TENNE LL

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

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116 2008 OKLA HO MA FOOTBALL GUID E

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THE SOONERS 80 Adron Tennell

MANSFIELD, TEXAS MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

Irving, Texas Stephen F. Austin High School

dt

295

so

G-GS UT AT Total Loss Sacks INT FC FR PBU 13-1 5 5 10 1.0-7 1.0-7 1-18 0 0 3

2007: All-Big 12 Academic first team ... worked mostly in a reserve role, but blossomed as the season progressed ... returned first career interception 18 yards against Baylor ... recorded season-high three tackles against Oklahoma State ... had one sack on the season against Tulsa ... credited with two quarterback hurries ... started in the Fiesta Bowl.

High School: District IV-5A Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... named to the All-Arlington first team ... team defensive MVP ... logged 50 tackles, including six for loss, and a fumble recovery as a senior ... caught a touchdown pass and blocked two punts as well ... logged 63 tackles and seven sacks as a junior ... member of the player’s council team leadership group ... three-year starter and a senior captain ... coached by Kirk Thor.

Rec Yds 2 26 5 114 7 140

Avg 13.0 22.8 17.9

191

jr

TD Long 0 15 vs. Nebraska 1 61 vs. Miami 1 61 vs. Miami

2007: Suffered a torn ACL at Texas Tech and missed the remainder of the season and the subsequent spring drills ... All-Big 12 academic (second team) ... played backup to Malcolm Kelly ... season- and career-high three catches for 35 yards against North Texas in season opener ... caught one pass for career-long 61 yards and a touchdown against Miami ... also caught a pass against Baylor. 2006: Played in 12 games as a true freshman ... caught one pass for 11 yards against Middle Tennessee and another for 15 against Nebraska. High School: All-Metroplex by the Dallas Morning News ... Elite 11 by Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... honorable mention all-state ... earned all-district honors as a senior ... named team MVP ... nominated for the Oil Bowl ... academic all-district ... finished his senior season with more than 1,000 yards receiving... rushed for 1,127 yards his senior season... played in the U.S. Army High School All-American game ... caught nine touchdown passes as a junior ... runs the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds ... also one of the top basketball players in Texas ... participated in the state track meet in the triple jump ...coached by Jim Bennett. The Wrap-up: Born Sept. 11, 1987... son of Dexter and Debora Tennell ... runs the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds ... has yet to declare a major.

SEASON REVIEW

ADRIA N TAYLOR

THE SOONERS

The Wrap-up: Born June 21, 1988 ... parents: Adrian and Tina Taylor ... runs a 40-yard dash in 4.83 seconds ... has yet to declare a major.

G-GS 12-0 11-0 23-0

6-4

COACHI NG STAFF

2006: Redshirted

Year 2006 2007 Career

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Year 2007

6-4

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86 ADRIAN TAYLOR

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73 Brandon WALKER

78 alex williams

Detroit, Mich. Coffeyville CC

new orleans, la. o. perry walker High School

OL

6-3

284

sR

2007: All-Big 12 second team by the coaches and honorable mention by the Associated Press ... saw action in all 14 games for the Sooners, all at right guard ... had 13 starting assignments with lone exception the Iowa State game ... had the highest overall grade on the team for the season at 80% ... his four double-digit knockdown games included a high of 12 against Texas ... had 102 knockdowns in 553 plays. 2006: The season-long starter at right guard ... had the highest knockdown total for the season at 125, including a best of 19 against Texas ... graded at 76% for the season with a high mark of 83% against Colorado. Junior College: Earned first team AJCA and NJCAA All-America honors in 2005 ... named Offensive Lineman of the Year in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference ... four-star pick by Scout.com ... graded at 77% over the course of the 2005 season ... coached by Jeff Leiker. The Wrap-up: Runs the 40-yard dash in 5.28 seconds ... born Dec. 26, 1985 ... missed 2007 spring ball while recovering from surgery ... multidisciplinary studies major.

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

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6-5 6-2

300 210

fr-rs JR

2007: Redshirted High School: Recorded 16 pancake blocks his senior year ... gave up two sacks his freshman year, and did not allow another in his high school career ... named all-district, All-West Bank team and all-metro his season year ... named honorable mention all-state after his senior season ... missed entire junior season because of Hurricane Katrina forcing him to move to a school without a football program ... all-state in basketball his junior year while not playing football ... bench presses 325 and squats 495 pounds ... runs a 5.1 40-yard dash ... coached by Skip Lamothe. The Wrap-up: Born March 10, 1988 ... parent: Nicole Williams ... has yet to declare a major.

BRANDON WALKER


THE SOONERS 71 Trent Williams

Houston, Texas Lamar High Schoo l

Lon gview, te xas Lon gview Hig h S chool

DE

Sacks 1.0-10 0-0 1.0-12 2.0-22

261

sr

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PBU 0 0 0 0

2006: Played in eight games in his first season off knee surgery ... season-high two tackles against Texas.

JR

2007: Saw action in all 14 games ... had six starts at right tackle. 2006: Named to The Sporting News’ Freshman All-America second team ... became the starter just before the Missouri game after Branndon Braxton went down with a broken leg, then started the last six games ... played 462 snaps ... had 75 knockdowns, including 15 against Texas A&M ... posted his best grade of the season, 85%, against Texas Tech. High School: Unanimous first team all-district as a senior ... first team All-East Texas ... second team Texas all-state ... played in the Max Emfinger All-Star game ... first team Preseason SuperPrep team ... named second team all-district 12-5A as a junior ... coached by John King. The Wrap-up: Born July 19, 1988 ... parents: Freddie and Veronica Williams ... runs the 40-yard dash in 4.82 seconds and has a vertical leap of 30.5 inches ... has yet to declare a major.

JOHN W ILLIAM S THE SOONERS

2005: Appeared to be primed for a big season, then suffered a torn ACL in the opener against TCU and was lost for the season ... had four tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery before suffering the injury ... one of two defensive ends, the other being Larry Birdine, who was projected for significant playing time only to be lost to injury.

308

COACHI NG STAFF

2007: Got his first career start in the opener ... was sidelined in 2005 by a knee injury and in 2006 by illness ... forced the fumble that Reggie Smith returned 61 yards for a touchdown against Miami ... out for season after suffering torn Achillies tendon at Tulsa ... recorded seven tackles for the season ... registered one sack against North Texas in season opener ... started three of first four games at defensive end.

6-5

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Year G-GS UT AT Total Loss 2005 1-1 3 1 4 1.0-10 2006 8-0 3 1 4 0-0 2007 4-3 6 1 7 4.0-20 Career 13-4 12 3 15 5.0-30

6-6

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98 JOHN WILLIAMS

2004: Reserve defensive end. 2003: Redshirted.

SEASON REVIEW

High School: Defensive Player of the Year by the Houston Chronicle ... twice named all-district ... three-year starter at defensive end ... considered one of the top 50 players at his position by several recruiting services ... team went 9-3 in his final season ... made 57 stops, including 20 for loss, and recovered a fumble and forced a fumble in 2002 ... led the team in sacks with 14 ... coached by Tom Knowlen. The Wrap-up: Missed 2006 spring practices while recovering from surgery ... born April 20, 1985 ... son of John and Annie Williams ... NCAA awarded him a sixth season of eligibility based on games missed due to injury ... sociology major ... cousin of Derrick Johnson (Kansas City Chiefs), Michael Johnson (world class sprinter), Dwight Johnson (former San Francisco 49er), Ben Emmanuel (former Atlanta Falcon) and Kevin Emmanuel (former Dallas Cowboy) ... African-American studies major.

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6-1

182

86 Ryan Allgood Grove, Okla. (Grove HS) TE | 6-4 | 241 | SO

fr-rs

35 Sherdeill Breathett

2007: Redshirted The Wrap-up: Rushed 31 times for 234 yards and three TD as a senior ... caught 18 passes for 343 yards and four TD, averaging 20 yards per catch ... rushed 31 times for three TD as a running back ... also was the team’s punt and kick-off returner ... awarded all-district honors at wide receiver after senior year ... named special teams player of the year in his district ... runs a 4.47 40-yard dash ... coached by Gary Childress. The Wrap-up: Born Oct. 5, 1988 ... parents: Charles and Wendy Wilson ... brother of former Sooner wide receiver and current Cleveland Brown Travis Wilson ... has yet to declare a major.

Wichita, Kan. (Coffeyville CC) DB | 6-0 | 215 | JR

36 Zack Brown

Hugo, Okla. (Oklahoma State) DB | 5-10 | 165 | SO

40 Buck Buchanan

Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City West HS) FB | 6-0 | 229 | FR-RS

TRENT WILLIAMS

18 Cortney Carter

41 C ON FERENCE CHAMP IONSHIPS

24 BOW L CHAMPIONSH IPS

144 ALL- AMERI CANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WI NNERS

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Dallas, Texas (Duncanville HS) DB | 5-9 | 187 | SR

14 Sean Edwards

7 NATI ON AL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Magnolia, Ark. (Magnolia HS) DB | 5-8 | 156 | FR-RS

39 Eli Ferguson

Moore, Okla. (Westmoore HS) DB | 5-8 | 180 | SO

35 Derek Gove

Carrollton, Texas (Creekview HS) RB | 5-9 | 176 | SR

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39 Rashad Hutchins

47 Trent Ratterree

62 Tola Jimoh

43 Adam Schneberger

55 Kyle Johnson

89 Kolby Smith

49 John Marr

45 Turner Troup

37 Matthew Moreland

81 Carter Whitson

Altus, Okla. (Altus HS) DB | 5-10 | 190 | SO

Tulsa, Okla. (Cy Fair CC) DB | 5-11 | 175 | JR

Houston, Texas (Hastings HS) WR | 5-10 | 180 | FR-RS

Tulsa, Okla. (Union HS) DE | 6-1 | 230 | JR

Weatherford, Okla. (Weatherford HS) TE | 6-4 | 232 | FR-RS

Purcell, Okla. (Purcell HS) P | 5-11 | 186 | FR-RS

Konowa, Okla. (Konowa HS) DS | 6-4 | 223 | SR

Pender, Neb. (Ellsworth CC) TE | 6-4 | 243 | SR

North Crowley, Texas (North Crowley HS) LB | 6-1 | 215 | FR-RS

Tulsa, Okla. (Bishop Kelley HS) K | 6-2 | 206 | FR-RS

Norman, Okla. (Norman HS) LB | 6-1 | 210 | FR-RS

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43 Marloe Prince

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13 Michael Hayes

Ponca City, Okla. (Ponca City HS) QB | 6-2 | 207 | SO

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5 John Nimmo

Altus, Okla. (Altus HS) FB | 6-0 | 235 | FR-RS

Frisco, Texas (Centennial HS) DS | 6-4 | 225 | FR-RS

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38 Arron Hayes

Mounds, Okla. (Southern Nazarene) WR | 6-1 | 205 | JR

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Broken Arrow, Okla. (Broken Arrow HS) WR | 5-11 | 182 | SO 121

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2008 SIGNING CLASS With a record five Big 12 Championships, a national title, a bowl appearance in each of his nine seasons and six stops at BCS games during Bob Stoops’ tenure, it’s more than coincidental that Oklahoma also produces well on signing day. The OU head coach and his staff have apparently done so again, attracting a class that is roundly regarded among the top 10 in the nation. A total of 21 prospects inked letters of intent on the first day of the signing period. The new Sooners represent a cross section of positions with three linebackers, three offensive linemen, defensive backs and receivers, two each at running back, defensive end, defensive tackle and defensive back and one each at quarterback and kicker. Three of the signees hail from the junior college ranks while the other 18 are coming from high school. Two of those, quarterback Landry Jones and running back Justin Johnson enrolled at OU at the beginning of January to join in conditioning workouts and spring workouts as well. Texas produced the most signees for OU with 11 followed by Oklahoma and Georgia with three and one each from Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and New Mexico.

10 Mike Balogun

23 Jermie Calhoun

LB | 6-2 | 250 | Upper Marlboro, Md. | Lackawanna College

RB | 6-0 | 210 | Ben Wheeler, Texas | Van High School

Tabbed the Northeast Football Conference Player of the Year ... second team NJCAA All-American ... first team Northeast Football All-Conference on defense ... racked up 86 tackles in 2007, 72 solo ... totaled one sack with three forced fumbles ... two interceptions for a total of 62 return yards ... had 12 tackles in one game against Navy Prep ... clocked at 4.6 in the 40 … coached by Mark Duda … born: Sept. 28, 1983 … pronunciation: BOW-luh-gun.

No. 1-rated running back in the nation and No. 7 player overall by ESPN and CSTV … No. 3 overall nationally by Scout.com and No. 2 in Texas … No. 10 player nationally by Sports Illustrated/Takkle.com … ranked No. 19 player nationally by Rivals.com and No. 2 at running back … No. 1 player on Rivals’ Texas Top 100 … Parade All-American … named the 2008 Southwest Offensive Player of the Year by SuperPrep Magazine ... selected to play in the ESPN All American game ... Texas class 3-A Offensive Player of the Year ... third team EA Sports All-American ... carried 242 times in his senior season racking up 1,910 yards and 30 touchdowns ... attempted 104 passes, completing 57 for 803 yards and four touchdowns … had 185 rushes in 2006 for 1,601 yards and 20 TD while adding another two scores and 128 yards on five receptions ... racked up 1,830 yards on 230 carries with 23 touchdowns and six catches for 145 yards and four touchdowns in 2005 ... guardians: Tracy and Hank Neal … coached by Brady Pennington ... born Oct. 12, 1988.

21 J.R. Bryant

31 Daniel Franklin

LB | 6-3 | 230 | Jesup, Ga. | Garden City Community College

LB | 6-3 | 220 | Mount Airy, Ga. | Habersham Central High School

Named No. 34 junior college player by Rivals.com … first team AllKansas Jayhawk Community College Conference … NJCAA All-Region VI … recorded 81 tackles and two tackles for a loss in 2007 as well as one sack … clocked at 4.5 second in the 40 … Garden City was ranked No. 17 in the final NJCAA poll … coached by Lucas Aslin … born: Dec. 5, 1987.

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Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... also participated in the Under Armour ESPN All-Star game ... No. 5 inside linebacker by ESPN … No. 17 weak side linebacker by Scout.com … named to Rivals.com All-South team ... News Channel 32 All-Northeast Georgia team ... named to the Georgia Football Magazine All-State team ... Gainesville Times first team all-area ... led team with 128 tackles in 2007 ... set school record with 395 career tackles as a four-year starter ... a team captain ... also named the team’s defensive MVP ... parents: Connie and Mike Franklin ... coached by Gene Cathcart … born: Oct. 23, 1989.


2008 SIGNING CLASS 41 Joseph Ibiloye

OL | 6-5 | 305 | Paris, Texas | Paris High School

S | 6-4 | 205 | Garland, Texas | South Garland High School

Ranked the No. 2 run blocker and No. 29 overall player by Rivals.com ... Scout.com No. 3 offensive guard … No. 7 tackle by ESPN … named to the East Texas all-state team as well as the AP All-State team in 2006 … elected all-district three out of four years ... chosen to play in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … recorded 24 pancake blocks in only two games as a senior … compiled 208 pancake blocks in his high school career … allowed just one sack in all four years as a starter … parents: Kim and Tommy Good … coached by Travis Smith … born Feb. 5, 1990.

60 Ben Habern

3 Josh Jarboe

OL | 6-4 | 275 | Argyle, Texas | Liberty Christian School

WR | 6-3 | 195 | Decatur, Ga. | Cedar Grove High School Named Under Armour All-American ... No. 13 player nationally by ESPN … No. 10 wide receiver nationally by ESPN and Rivals.com, No. 18 wide receiver by Scout.com … selected to the Atlanta Falcons 7-on-7 all-star team in both 2006 and 2007 ... tabbed first team all-county in both junior and senior seasons (2006, 2007) ... voted pre-season first team all-state in 2007 ... a three-year player ... totaled 34 receptions for 643 yards and five touchdowns his senior season ... hauled in 43 catches for 873 yards and seven scores while running the ball 22 times for 417 yards and 3 more scores in 2006 ... completed two of three attempts passing for 47 yards and another touchdown ... had 15 catches for 478 yards and seven TD in 2005 ... coached by Ray Bonner … born: Nov. 17, 1989.

25 Justin Johnson

TE | 6-4 | 215 | Flower Mound, Texas | Flower Mound High School

RB | 6-1 | 210 | Gilmer, Texas | Gilmer High School No. 2 running back nationally by Scout.com, No. 14 by Rivals.com and ESPN … named to ESPN’s top 150 prospects … No. 17 in Rivals.com Texas 100 … had 204 carries for 2164 yards and 25 TD in 2007 … MVP in Texas Class 3-A, East Texas and in his district … first team all-state as a senior after earning second team honors as a junior … logged 86 attempts for 1,015 yards and 11 TD as a junior, and had 91 carries for 793 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore … played defense as a sophomore and logged 49 tackles, six sacks and one interception … played in U.S. Army All-American Game … cousin of current Sooner receiver Manuel Johnson … teammate of Sooner signee Lamar Harris … guardian: Todd and Dolly Robinson … born: Sept. 29, 1989.

19 Lamar Harris

12 Landry Jones

DB | 6-2 | 180 | Gilmer, Texas | Gilmer High School

QB | 6-4 | 210 | Artesia, N.M. | Artesia High School

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Named Parade All-American ... played in the Under Armour ESPN All-American game ... second team multi-purpose All-American by EA Sports ... selected as New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year ... No. 3 quarterback by ESPN … ranked by Rivals.com as the best player in New Mexico, and as the No. 6 Best Pro-Style Quarterback ... rated by Scout. com as the No. 6 quarterback nationally ... finalist for the Joe Montana Quarterback of the Year award ... a member of both the 2006 and 2007 New Mexico all-state teams ... threw for 3,850 yards on 366 pass attempts and 44 TDs with only 11 interceptions on his way to a state title in 2007 ... those numbers followed a season in which he threw for 3,432 yards and 45 scores on his way to his first state title in 2006 ... also rushed for 294 yards and nine scores in 2006 ... parents: Kellye and Kevin Jones ... coached by Cooper Henderson … born: April 4, 1989.

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No. 35 on Rivals.com Texas 100 … ranked the No. 26 athlete in the class by Rivals.com and the No. 44 cornerback by Scout.com … two-time second team all-state selection … first-team all-district and first-team All-East Texas … caught 48 passes for 734 yards and seven touchdowns in 2007 despite missing four games with an injury … had 42 receptions for 810 yards with 16 touchdowns as a junior … also was credited with 16 tackles, two fumble recoveries, three interceptions and long interception returns of 82 and 42 yards that season … teammate of Sooner signee Justin Johnson … Parents: Dondi Harris and Katrina Wood-Ray … born: Oct. 22, 1989.

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No. 32 on the Rivals.com Texas Top 100, No. 11 at tight end … No. 13 TE by ESPN, No. 20 by Scout.com … district offensive MVP in 2007 … selected to the Texas Sports Writers All-State team as an honorable mention wide receiver… hauled in 53 catches for 765 yards with 11 touchdowns in 2007 … also returned six punts for 145 yards and a touchdown and six kicks for 181 yards and another score … rushed 17 times for 131 yards … parents: Kim and Rick Grizzle … his mother played volleyball at Miami of Ohio … coached by Cody Vanderford … born: July

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Selected as a U.S. Army All-American … named a Parade Magazine All-American … No. 2 center nationally by ESPN, No. 3 by Rivals.com, No. 4 by Scout.com … first team all-state on both offensive and defensive line … received all-district honors for both offensive and defensive line play while being voted the district’s most valuable player … Denton Record Chronicle’s two-way player of the year and member of all-area team … recorded 112 pancake blocks while not allowing a sack, and defensively racked up 67 tackles and 11 sacks in 2007 … totaled 61 pancake blocks on the offensive side of the ball and recorded 34 tackles and five sacks on defense in 2006 … parents: Debi and Richard Habern … coached by Mark Bowles … born: July 28, 1989.

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Named all-state in 2007 … voted unanimous all-district selection … ranked by Rivals.com in its Top 100 at No. 92, as well as its Texas Top 25 at No. 15 … No. 10 safety by Scout.com … No. 16 OLB by ESPN … The Dallas Morning News first team all-area … racked up 72 tackles in his senior season causing one fumble … recovered another fumble … blocked two punts and had seven passes defended … parent: Tai Hazoome … coached by Mickey Moss … born: Nov. 28, 1989 … pronunciation: IB-uh-loy.

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90 David King

16 David Sims

DE | 6-4 | 240 | Houston, Texas | Strake Jesuit College Prep

S | 5-11 | 198 | Gainesville, Fla. | Butte College

Ranked the No. 16 strong side defensive end by Rivals.com … No. 11 defensive end by Scout.com … named the unanimous district defensive MVP … elected to the All-Greater Houston team by The Houston Chronicle … racked up 46 tackles from his defensive end position as well as nine tackles for a loss … recorded 4.5 sacks and six quarterback pressures … also batted six passes and intercepted one … coached by Ron Counter … born Dec. 27, 1989.

JUCO All-American ... named both all-region and all-state in 2007 ... ranked in the Rivals.com JUCO top 60 ... racked up 70 tackles with 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack ... intercepted six passes while defending six others ... picked up four fumbles while forcing one ... had three plays over 98 yards, all for touchdowns, one 99-yard fumble recovery, one 98-yard two-point conversion return and one 100-yard field goal return ... played in seven games carrying 100 times for 384 yards and five TD in 2006 ... ran a 4.38 second 40-yard dash ... coached by Jeff Jordan … born: Oct. 20, 1986.

92 Stacy McGee

73 Casey Walker

DL | 6-4 | 260 | Muskogee, Okla. | Muskogee High School

DL | 6-3 | 285 | Garland, Texas | Garland High School

Named to Rivals.com’s All-State team while being ranked in its Top 100 (86), Best Defensive Ends (8) and Oklahoma Top 25 (2) … No. 11 defensive tackle nationally by Scout.com, No. 15 by ESPN … selected to The Tulsa World and Oklahoman All-State teams ... Muskogee Phoenix’s Defensive Player of the Year ... recorded 98 tackles his senior season with 20 going for a loss, including six sacks ... also registered two interceptions, eight batted passes and three forced fumbles ... racked up 160 tackles, 38 for a loss and 13 sacks in his career ... totaled six interceptions and 21 broken up passes for his career... parents: Stacy and Sabrina McGee ... coached by Matt Hennesey … born: Jan. 17, 1990.

Ranked by ESPN as the No. 35 defensive tackle nationally, No. 39 by Scout.com , No. 56 by Rivals.com … recorded 22 tackles in 2007 with two sacks and two forced fumbles … also credited with seven quarterback hurries … totaled 25 tackles with two sacks in 2006 … also picked up a fumble and recorded two quarterback hurries … parents: Natalie and Chris Pipkin … coached by Jeff Jordan … born: Dec. 6, 1989.

24 Dejuan Miller

91 R.J. Washington

WR | 6-5 | 200 | Metuchen, N.J. | Metuchen High School

DE | 6-4 | 242 | Fort Worth, Texas | Keller Fossil Ridge High School

No. 13 wide receiver by Scout.com, No. 21 by ESPN … elected to the AP All-State team in 2007 … finalist for the Gatorade Player of the Year Award … four-year starter in both football and basketball, as well as the New Jersey state champion in the 200-meter dash … elected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American game … tallied 77 tackles from his safety position as well as one interception and six passes broken up … racked up 46 receptions for 612 yards with six touchdowns … ran 51 times for 455 yards and five touchdowns … accounted for 14 total touchdowns … parents: Cornelia and Jeremy Miller … coached by Bob Ulmer … born April 10, 1990.

No. 11 prospect nationally by ESPN, No. 14 by Sports Illustrated/Takkle.com … No. 1-rated defensive end nationally by Rivals.com and ESPN, No. 2 by Scout.com … EA Sports All-American ... named the 2008 Southwest Defensive Player of the year by SuperPrep Magazine ... Parade Magazine All-American ... elected to play in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... received all state honors in each of his last two seasons (2006, 2007) ... Dallas Morning News All-Area Team ... recorded 84 tackles in 2007 with 11 sacks and 36 quarterback pressures ... set school records in sacks in a career with 29 and in a game with three ... earned first-team all-district honors in 2006 and 2007 while being named the sophomore of the year in 2005 ... parent: Sherrilyn Wright ... coached by Tony Baccarinni ... born March 14, 1989.

4 Jameel Owens

35 Tress Way

WR | 6-3 | 200 | Muskogee, Okla. | Muskogee High School

K | 6-1 | 190 | Tulsa, Okla. | Union High School

Rated the No. 1 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com and the No. 8 receiver nationally … No. 10 receiver by ESPN … No. 1 player in Oklahoma and No. 15 receiver nationally by Scout.com … top-50 prospect by Sports Illustrated/Takkle. com … selected to both the US Army and Parade Magazine All-American teams ... named an all-state team member by both The Oklahoman and the Tulsa World ... Muskogee Phoenix’s Most Valuable Player … caught 59 passes in 2007, racking up 994 yards and 10 scores ... totaled 167 receptions for 3,444 yards and 45 touchdowns as a four-year starter ... parent: Debra Owens ... coached by Matt Hennesey … born: April 15, 1989.

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Member of both The Oklahoman and Tulsa World all-state teams ... Rivals. com No. 17 player in Oklahoma ... No. 11 kicker nationally by Scout.com ... his 50-yard field goal with 1:08 remaining gave Oklahoma a 17-16 win over Texas in the 71st Oil Bowl ... district special teams player of the year ... converted all 42 extra points ... hit 14-of-19 field goals with a long of 47 yards ... made the game-winning extra point to beat 6-A state champion Jenks … kicked two field goals and had two punts downed inside the five yard line in a 13-6 semifinal win over Muskogee … averaged 38.4 yards on 26 punts ... parents: Debra and Leo Way ... coached by Kirk Fridrich … born April 18, 1990.


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NORMAN, Okla. -- Sam Bradford’s debut was one for the ages. The redshirt freshman completed 21-of-23 passes, including a school-record tying 18 in a row, for 363 yards and no interceptions as Oklahoma drilled North Texas, 79-10. The Sooners’ scoring total was their second highest during the modern era. OU scored on eight of its first 10 possessions and the defense later added an interception for a return by Nic Harris and a safety by Alan Davis. Another RS freshman, DeMarco Murray, rushed for five touchdowns, the second-highest total in school history. Malcolm Kelly hauled in a pair of scoring passes, as well. Score by Quarters UNT Oklahoma

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Scoring Summary: First Quarter 14:28 -- OU -- Gresham 15 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 4-68 0:32 11:44 -- OU -- Murray 44 yd run (Hartley kick), 5-67 1:42 3:49 -- OU -- Murray 1 yd run (Hartley kick), 6-74 2:35 Second Quarter 11:39 -- OU -- Murray 3 yd run (Hartley kick), 12-71 4:43 7:49 -- OU -- Kelly 65 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 3-76 1:11 3:04 -- OU -- Murray 1 yd run (Hartley kick), 8-69 3:01 1:00 -- OU -- Kelly 24 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 3-42 0:39 Third Quarter 13:44 -- OU -- Murray 3 yd run (Hartley kick), 2-20 0:26 5:09 -- UNT -- Moreland 29 yd field goal, 8-47 2:16 0:59 -- OU -- Harris 25 yd interception return (Hartley kick) Fourth Quarter 14:30 -- UNT -- Fitzgerald 69 yd pass from Vizza (Moreland kick), 5-80 1:29 13:03 -- OU -- Madu 1 yd run (Hartley kick), 4-66 1:19 10:46 -- OU -- Gutierrez 1 yd run (Hartley kick), 4-18 1:35 9:32 -- OU -- Davis Safety Statistics: UAB FIRST DOWNS 13 NET YARDS RUSHING 31-15 NET YARDS PASSING 232 Completions-Attempts-Int. 19-38-3 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 69-247 Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 9-48 PUNTS-YARDS 10-412 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-5-0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 9-188-0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 Possession Time 27:58 Third-Down Conversions 2 of 16 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1 of 2 Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0

Score by Quarters Miami (Fla.) (1-1) Oklahoma (2-0)

1 3 14

2 7 7

3 3 10

4 final 0 13 20 51

Scoring Summary: First Quarter 10:40 - OU - Kelly 3 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick) 8-77, 3:09 5:26 - UM - Zampogna 20 yd field goal, 4-6. 2:10 1:37 - OU - Kelly 24 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 8-63, 3:42 Second Quarter 12:29 - OU - Smith 61 yd fumble recovery (Hartley kick) 1:06 - UM - Hill 6 yd pass from Wright (Zampogna kick) 18-52, 6:36 Third Quarter 10:37 - UM - Zampogna 45 yd field goal, 5-19, 1:43 7:22 - OU - Gresham 6 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 9-47, 3:06 0:36 - OU - Hartley 30 yd field goal, 1-44, 5:16 Fourth Quarter 11:52 - OU - Kelly 30 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 6-72, 2:52 7:41 - OU - Zaslaw 9 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick failed), 6-42, 2:28 2:48 - OU - Tennell 61 yd pass from Halzle (Hartley kick), 6-77, 3:11

OU 26 45-265 403 25-28-0 73-668 2-2 9-74 4-121 7-44-0 4-104-0 3-55-1 0-0-0 32:02 7 of 12 1 of 2 7 of 8 6-59

RUSHING: UNT: Mosley 5-15, Montgomery 3-7, Vizza 7-7, Thomas 5-4, Cox 1-1, Meager 10-(-19). OU: Madu 9-87, Murray 17-87, Iglesias 1-41, Gutierrez 10-33, Bradford 2-10, Nichol, 1-8, Gove 3-5. PASSING: UNT: Vizza 4-11-2, 124 yards, 1 TD; Meager 15-27-1, 108 yards. OU: Bradford 21-23-0, 363 yards, 3 TD; Halzle 4-5-0, 40 yards. RECEIVING: UNT: Fitzgerald 7-126, Jackson 7-84, Mosley 2-(-7), Stickler 1-15, Washington 1-12, Thomas 1-2. OU: Iglesias 7-128, Kelly 4-118, Gresham 3-64, Tennell 3-35, Madu 3-24, Murray 2-13, Finley 1-11, Whitson 1-5, Johnson 1-5 INTERCEPTIONS: OU: L. Robinson 1-26, Harris 1-25, Holmes 1-4 TACKLE LEADERS: North Texas: Weathers 9; OU: Lofton 11 SACKS: OU: Davis 1-10, Dotson 1-14, English 1-6, Harris 1-10, Reynolds 1-7, J. Williams 1-12 ATT: 84,472 (sellout)

2008 OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL GUIDE

NORMAN, Okla. -- A game that was supposed to be an earlyseason classic turned into a lopsided Oklahoma triumph when the Sooners easily thwarted Miami, 51-13. A record crowd of 85,357 witnessed the game. OU quarterback Sam Bradford completed 19-of-25 passes for 205 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions. Three TD strikes went to Malcolm Kelly. OU extended an early lead to 21-3 when Reggie Smith returned a fumble 61 yards for a touchdown. Then Miami mustered a bit of a rally to close the margin to 21-13. That’s when the Sooners reeled off 30 unanswered points to end any doubt. Oklahoma’s defense was dominant, limiting the Hurricanes to just 52 rushing yards on 35 attempts, and stymieing the UM passing game to the tune of 11-of-24 for just 87 yards.

Statistics UM FIRST DOWNS 7 NET YARDS RUSHING 35-52 NET YARDS PASSING 87 Completions-Attempts-Int. 11-24-0 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 59-139 Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-1 Penalties: Number-Yards 6-55 PUNTS-YARDS 10-40.8 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-12.0-0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 6-21.7 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 Possession Time 26:46 Third-Down Conversions 3 of 17 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2 of 2 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-8

OU 25 45-116 295 22-28-0 73-411 2-2 6-36 2-43.0 2-5.0-0 4-32.0 0-0-0 1-61-1 33:14 6 of 11 1 of 2 3 of 3 2-12

RUSHING: Miami: James 8-28, Cooper 18-26, Thomas 2-0, Freeman 5-(-1), Wright 2-(-1). OU: Murray 15-64, Patrick 7-47, Brown 15-42, Madu 4-12, Bradford 2-(-5), Team 2-(-44). PASSING: Miami: Wright 7-14-0, 65 yards, 1 TD; Freeman 3-9-0, 17 yards; Strimple 1-1-0, 5 yards. OU: Bradford 19-25-0, 205 yards, 5 TD; Halzle 2-2-0, 65 yards, 1 TD; Johnson 1-1-0, 25 yards. RECEIVING: Miami: Jenkins 3-35, Hill 2-23, James 1-7, Hankerson 1-7, Shields 1-7, Campbell 1-5, Cooper 1-3. OU : Gresham 8-55, Kelly 40-102, Iglesias 4-51, Johnson 2-6, Tennell 1-61, Zaslaw 1-0, Finley 1-7, Murray 1-4. TACKLE LEADERS: Miami: Gooden 14; OU: Wolfe 8 SACKS: Miami: Campbell 1-8; OU: English 1-10, Dotson 1-2 ATT: 85,357 (sellout)

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NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma scored on six of its first seven possessions and routed Utah State, 54-3. Big plays ruled the day as five of the Sooners’ seven touchdowns covered at least 27 yards. Juaquin Iglesias got the first score when he ran untouched for 35 yards on a double reverse on OU’s first possession. Later the Sooners would tack on a 69-yard run by Allen Patrick and a 92-yard sprint by DeMarco Murray. The final TD came on a 45-yard interception return by Curtis Lofton. Sam Bradford hit 19-of-26 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns. He completed his first 11 passes after hitting his final 10 against Miami. The redshirt freshman did throw his first interception of the season -- on his 61st attempt. OU’s defense allowed just 153 total yards and gathered four takeaways.

Score by Quarters Utah State (0-3) Oklahoma (3-0)

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2 3 24

3 0 16

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Scoring Summary: First Quarter 11:51 - OU - Iglesias 5 yd run (Hartley kick), 4-65, 0:53 6:47 - OU - Kelly 27 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 5-80, 2:25 Second Quarter 14:32 - OU - Finley 8 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 10-81, 4:55 6:18 - USU - Caldwell 30 yd field goal, 10-46, 4:43 5:59 - OU - Patrick 69 yd run (Hartley kick), 1-69, 0:11 1:05 - OU - Kelly 17 yd from Bradford (Hartley kick), 11-48, 2:49 0:00 - OU - Hartley 32 yd field goal, 7-37, 0:47 Third Quarter 8:59 - OU - Murray 92 yd run (Hartley kick), 2-96, 0:46 5:40 - OU - Hartley 53 yd field goal, 4-3, 1:47 4:09 - OU - Lofton 45 yd interception return (Hartley kick failed) Statistics USU OU FIRST DOWNS 8 24 NET YARDS RUSHING 34-66 39-343 NET YARDS PASSING 87 274 Completions-Attempts-Int. 15-24-2 21-33-1 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 58-153 72-617 Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-2 1-1 Penalties: Number-Yards 5-45 5-47 PUNTS-YARDS 10-40.6 2-37.0 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 1-12.0-0 5-10.8-0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 7-23.1-0 2-30.0-0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-0-0 2-45-1 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-0-0 Possession Time 31:39 28:21 Third-Down Conversions 3 of 14 4 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 1 of 3 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1 of 1 3 of 4 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-5 2-10 RUSHING: Utah State: March 11-32, Turbin 3-17, McCormick 12-11, Jackson 3-7, Lesue 2-2, Speight 2-1, Robinson 1-(-4). OU: Patrick 8-113, Murray 4-100, Brown 10-62, Madu 8-40, Iglesias 2-29, Nichol 2-5, Bradford 2-0, Team 3-(-6). PASSING: Utah State: Jackson 9-14-1, 65 yards, 0 TD; McCormick 6-10-1, 22 yards, 0 TD. OU: Bradford 19-26-1, 255 yards, 3 TD; Nichol 1-6-0, 10 yards, 0 TD; Halzle 1-1-0, 9 yards, 0 TD. RECEIVING: Utah State: Robinson 8-38, Nelson 2-8, Richards 1-21, Sawyer 1-14, Actkinson 1-9, Speight 1-1, Bowman 1-(-4). OU: Iglesias 8-123, Kelly 6-81, Finley 3-45, Chaney 1-10, Madu 1-9, Zaslaw 1-8, Murray 1-(-2). INTERCEPTIONS: Utah State: Hurst 1-0; OU: Lofton 1-46, B. Jackson 1-0 TACKLE LEADERS: Utah State: Cumbee 8; OU: Lofton 12 SACKS: Utah State: Calderwood 1-5; OU: Reynolds 1-9, L. Robinson 1-1 ATT: 84,403 (sellout)


2007 SEASON REVIEW Sept. 21 • Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, Okla.

Sept. 29 • Folsolm Field • Boulder, Colo.

Oct. 6 • Cotton Bowl • Dallas, Texas

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Boulder, Colo. -- Colorado’s Kyle Eberhart made a 45-yard field goal on the game’s final play to lift the Buffaloes over previously unbeaten Oklahoma, 27-24. The kick completed CU’s rally from a 24-7 deficit. OU built its lead largely on two pass interceptions from strong safety D.J. Wolfe. Both set up Sooner touchdowns. The Sooners struggled through the air, but rushed for 118, largely on the strength of Allen Patrick, who carried 18 times for 96 yards and two touchdowns. The defense, which was on the field for much of the day, was led by linebacker Curtis Lofton, who tallied a career-high 16 tackles in his third straight double-digit tackle performance. The Sooners also got career-high tackles days from Ryan Reynolds (15), Reggie Smith (13) and Nic Harris (10).

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Scoring Summary: First Quarter 1:40 - OU - Iglesias 13 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 3-11, 1:25 Second Quarter 8:26 - CU - Charles 25 yd run (Eberhart kick), 8-69, 4:01 7:37 - OU - Patrick 34 yd run (Hartley kick), 3-80, 0:49 0:48 - OU - Hartley 28 yd field goal, 11-72, 5:13 Third Quarter 12:23 - OU - Patrick 17 yd run (Hartley kick), 1-17, 0:08 4:10 - CU - Eberhart 41 yd field goal, 10-50, 4:01 Fourth Quarter 14:50 - CU - DeVree 4 yd pass from Hawkins (Eberhart kick), 9-62, 3:32 4:05 - CU - Sprague 15 yd pass from Hawkins (Eberhart kick), 3-16, 0:39 0:00 - CU - Eberhart 45 yd field goal, 6-23, 2:51

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Scoring Summary: First Quarter 0:39 - OU - Gresham 1 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 8-84, 4:21 Second Quarter 11:36 - UT - Shipley 6 yd pass from McCoy (Bailey kick), 2-61, :18 6:58 - UT - Finley 22 yd pass from McCoy (Bailey kick), 5-83, 2:44 4:03 - OU - Gresham 7 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 10-66, 2:55 Third Quarter 4:24 - OU - Murray 65-yard run (Hartley kick), 1-65, :09 Fourth Quarter 14:57 - UT - McGee 1 yd run (Baley kick), 9-70, 4:27 10:42 - OU - Kelly 35 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 12-94, 4:15 Team Statistics OU UT FIRST DOWNS 20 16 NET YARDS RUSHING 41-170 29-61 NET YARDS PASSING 244 324 Completions-Attempts-Int. 21-32-0 19-26-1 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 73-414 55-385 Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties: Number-Yards 9-87 9-69 PUNTS-YARDS 8-42.1 6-43.7 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-(-4.0) 3-10.0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 4-25.8 5-28.2 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-33-0 0-0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Possession Time 32:11 27:49 Third-Down Conversions 9 of 18 5 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions. 0 of 0 0 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2 of 2 2 of 3 Sacks By: Number-Yards 4-26 1-10 RUSHING: OU: Murray 17-128, Brown 8-24, Igelsias 2-14, Patrick 11-10, Bradford 3 (-6). UT: Charles 17-79, Chiles 1-4, Ogbonnaya 3-1, McGee 1-1, McCoy 7-(-24). PASSING: OU: Bradford 21-32-0, 244, 3 TD. CU: McCoy 19-26-1, 324, 2 TD. RECEIVING: OU:Iglesias 6-99, Kelly 5-105, Johnson 3-25, Murray 3-1, Gresham 2-8, Finley 1-5, Brown 1-1. UT: Finley 4-149, Ogbonnaya 3-44, Cosby 3-37, Jones 3-32, Sweed 2-25, Shipley 2-9, Irby 1-26, Charles 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: OU: Smith 1-33. TACKLE LEADERS: OU: Harris 8. UT: Bobino 9. SACKS: OU: English 2-7, Granger 1-10, Harris 1-9. UT: Orakpo 1-10. ATT: 80,000 (sellout)

HISTORY

RUSHING: OU: Patrick 19-145, Brown 10-65, Murray 8-46, Madu 7-27, Bradford 1-7, Team 1-(-5). Tulsa: Adams 9-43, Williams 9-21, Clay 2-7, Chamberlain 1-0, Johnson 1-0, Smith 14-(-20). PASSING: OU: Bradford 16-22-1, 244 yards, 2 TD; Halzle 1-1-0, 24 yards, 0 TD. Tulsa: Smith 22-32-2, 350 yards, 2 TD; Johnson 1-3-0, 4 yards, 0 TD; Chamberlain 0-1-0. RECEIVING: OU: Iglesias 8-142, Kelly 3-48, Gresham 2-30, Patrick 2-20, Finley 1-24, Johnson 1-4. Tulsa: Meyer 7-114, Clay 5-70, Johnson 3-80, Adams 3-16, Marion 1-48, Williams 1-14, Toliver 1-7, Clemons 1-4, Collums 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS: OU: Reynolds 1-12, Holmes 1-3; Tulsa: Roberts 1-20 TACKLE LEADERS: OU: Lofton 14; Tulsa: Chamberlain 11 SACKS: OU: English 2-14, Coleman 1-11, Granger 1-9, Taylor 1-7, Harris 0.5-2, Bennett 0.5-1 ATT: 35,542 (sellout)

Team Statistics OU CU FIRST DOWNS 12 19 NET YARDS RUSHING 27-118 46-161 NET YARDS PASSING 112 220 Completions-Attempts-Int. 8-19-2 2-36-2 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 46-230 82-381 Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-1 4-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 3-27 6-45 PUNTS-YARDS 7-43.7 5-44.2 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 3-10.3-0 4-21.8-0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 3-23.3-0 5-26.6-0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 2-61-0 2-0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Possession Time 21:06 38:54 Third-Down Conversions 1 of 9 6 of 19 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 2 of 3 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3 of 3 2 of 3 Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-13 1-8

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Team Statistics OU FIRST DOWNS 27 NET YARDS RUSHING 46-285 NET YARDS PASSING 268 Completions-Attempts-Int. 17-23-1 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 69-553 Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 9-80 PUNTS-YARDS 3-40.3 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 4-16.8-0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 4-30.8-1 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 2-15-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 Possession Time 30:01 Third-Down Conversions 8 of 13 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances. 4 of 6

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Scoring Summary: First Quarter 9:57 - TU - Meyer 15 yd pass from Smith (Tracy kick), 7-63, 2:11 3:20 - OU - Patrick 29 yd run (Hartley kick), 8-72, 3:25 0:52 - OU - Iglesias 46 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 3-50, 0:47 Second Quarter 12:18 - OU - Murray 4 yd run (Hartley kick), 5-36, 1:47 11:04 - TU - Marion 48 yd pass from Smith (Tracy kick), 4-77. 1:06 8:50 - OU - Gresham 21 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 7-52, 2:09 4:07 - OU - Patrick 1 yd run (Hartley kick), 6-74, 3:14 Third Quarter 9:33 - TU- Smith 3 yd run (Track kick), 11-81, 5:22 9:22 - OU - Murray 81 yd kickoff return (Hartley kick) Fourth Quarter 14:25 - OU - Iglesias 40 yd pass from Bradford (kick blocked), 1-40, 0:10 9:53 - OU - Murray 2 yd run (Hartley kick), 4-29, 1:38 5:20 - OU - Madu 5 yd run (Hartley kick), 5-47, 2:34

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DALLAS -- Two Oklahoma freshmen made their first Red River Rivalry one to remember as the Sooners downed Texas, 28-21, in the 102nd renewal of the storied game. Sam Bradford completed 21-of-32 passes for 244 and three touchdowns with no interceptions and DeMarco Murray rushed 17 times for 128 yards, including a 65-yard TD sprint. Two of Bradford’s scoring tosses went to TE Jermaine Gresham, while a third went to Malcolm Kelly. LB Curtis Lofton made the biggest defensive play of the game, stripping Longhorn RB Jamaal Charles of the ball at the Sooner five yard-line early in the second half. CB Reggie Smith added another key takeaway later with a fourth-quarter interception that he returned 33 yards.

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NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma played a rare Friday night game and trailed for the first time in 2007, but still rolled, 62-21, at Tulsa. OU fell behind 7-0, but responded with 21 unanswered points and was never headed again. Oklahoma’s offense piled up 285 yards on the ground and another 268 through the air. The Golden Hurricane did throw for 398 yards, but absorbed six sacks and two interceptions. On the ground, TU had just 44 yards in 36 attempts. Sam Bradford fired three touchdown passes, two to Juaquin Iglesias, DeMarco Murray scored three TDs, one on an 81-yard kickoff return, and Allen Patrick added two touchdown rushes. Auston English had two sacks, while Lendy Holmes and Ryan Reynolds picked off interceptions.

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2007 SEASON REVIEW Oct. 13 • Memorial Stadium • Norman, Okla.

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Norman, Okla. -- Oklahoma converted four Missouri turnovers into 24 points and whipped the Tigers, 41-31, in Norman. The Sooners led most of the way, but relinquished the advantage with 1:30 to go in the third period when MU forged ahead, 24-23. Oklahoma responded with a 12-play, 66-yard drive capped by a one-yard touchdown run from Chris Brown, the second of three he scored on the night. Two plays later OU’s Curtis Lofton, who finished with a career-high 18 tackles, returned a fumble 12 yards for a TD and the Sooners were up 35-24. After a Nic Harris interception, Brown added a 17-yard burst to build a 41-24 bulge. Missouri added a touchdown with 12 seconds remaining. The Sooners picked off three passes, two thrown by Chase Daniel. Score by Quarters Missouri (5-1, 1-1) Oklahoma (6-1, 2-1)

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Scoring Summary: First Quarter 10:12 - MU - Maclin 5 yd run (Wolfert kick), 6-38, 2:57 3:33 - OU - Iglesias 4 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 12-64, 6:31 0:04 - OU - Hartley 28 yd field goal, 4-5, 1:54 Second Quarter 11:52 - OU - Gresham 30 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 7-86 0:00 - MU - Wolfert 19 yd field goal, 9-85, 1:34 Third Quarter 9:30 - OU - Brown 4 yd run (kick failed) 9-56, 2:48 4:41 - MU - Maclin 10 yd run (Wolfert kick) 12-68, 4:52 1:30 - MU - Jackson 4 yd run (Wolfert kick), 8-46, 3:01 Fourth Quarter 12:26 - OU - Brown 1 yd run (two-point attempt failed), 12-66, 3:55 11:40 - OU - Lofton 12 yd fumble return (two-point attempt failed) 2:39 - OU - Brown 17 yd run (kick blocked), 3-24, 1:31 0:12 - MU - Rucker 5 yd pass from Daniel (Wolfert kick), 10-80, 2:27 Team Statistics MU OU FIRST DOWNS 24 21 NET YARDS RUSHING 30-57 33-118 NET YARDS PASSING 361 266 Completions-Attempts-Int. 38-49-3 24-34-0 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 79-418 67-384 Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-1 2-2 Penalties: Number-Yards 5-25 4-20 PUNTS-YARDS 4-40.5 3-44.3 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 0-0.0 2-4.0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 3-34.7 3-33.3 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0.0-0 3-10.0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-12.0-0 Possession Time 30:27 29:33 Third-Down Conversions 9 of 16 10 of 14 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 5 of 5 5 of 5 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-10 3-24 RUSHING: MU: Maclin 4-32, Jackson 6-22, Saunders 1-8, Washington 2-4, Daniel 12-(-1), Goldsmith 3-(-3), Perry 1-(-5). OU: Brown 13-67, Patrick 11-44, Iglesias 1-6, Murray 4-2, Bradford 3-2, Team 1-(-3). PASSING: MU: Daniel 37-47-2, 361, 1 TD. OU: Bradford 24-34-0, 266, 2 TD RECEIVING: MU: Coffman 10-102, Franklin 6-70, Alexander 6-54, Rucker 6-35, Maclin 5-53, Saunders 2-18, Perry 1-18, Goldsmith 1-6, Jackson 1-5. OU: Iglesias 7-77, Kelly 5-58, Gresham 4-46, Johnson 2-31, Murray 2-26, Brown 2-17, Finley 2-11. INTERCEPTIONS: OU: Smith 1-15, Wolfe 1-15, Harris 1-0 TACKLE LEADERS; MU: Christopher 12. OU: Lofton 18. SACKS: MU: Williams 1-10. OU: English 1.5-12, McCoy 1-9, Granger 0.5-3. ATT: 85,041 (sellout)

Ames, Iowa -- Oklahoma survived three turnovers, one of which led to Iowa State’s only score of the game, in posting a 17-7 win over the Cyclones. Aside from the scare prompted by the miscues, OU got a sterling performance from its defense. ISU passed for 174 yards and rushed for just 95, and got its only points of the day when the Sooners fumbled at their own 31. Oklahoma trailed 7-0 at intermission, but got untracked in the second half thanks to a pair of Chris Brown touchdowns. He scored from eight and four yards before Garrett Hartley drilled a 43-yard field goal into the wind with just 1:34 remaining. D.J. Wolfe and Curtis Lofton both logged 11 tackles for OU. The two combined on a key fourth-quarter play when Lofton tipped a pass that Wolfe intercepted. That sequence occurred with 6:54 remaining and the Sooners protecting a 14-7 advantage.

Norman, Okla. -- So methodical was Oklahoma’s 42-14 handling of Texas A&M that some media called the game, “boring.” The record books saw it differently. Sam Bradford again tied the school record with five touchdown passes, while sending another record Jermaine Gresham’s way. Four of Bradford’s scoring passes were directed to Gresham, who tied the school single game record for touchdown receptions. Oklahoma’s defense stymied A&M, forcing four three-and-out possessions and two more non-scoring drives of five plays. Three times the Aggies lost yardage during an offensive possession. The Sooners were basking in a 35-0 lead before A&M scored, and the second of the Aggie touchdowns didn’t come until there were just 43 seconds remaining. D.J. Wolfe led the OU defense by tying his career high in tackles (12) and picking up his first fumble recovery of the season.

Score by Quarters Oklahoma (7-1, 3-1) Iowa State (1-7, 0-4)

Score by Quarters Texas A&M (6-4, 3-3) Oklahoma (8-1, 4-1)

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Scoring Summary: First Quarter 4:55 - ISU - Scales 2 yd run (Culbertson kick), 6-31, 1:35 Third Quarter 8:35 - OU - Brown 8 yd run (Hartley kick), 11-77, 4:14 Fourth Quarter 13:50 - OU - Brown 4 yd run (Hartley kick), 14-80, 5:10 1:34 - OU - Hartley 43-yard field goal, 12-54, 5:20 Team Statistics OU ISU FIRST DOWNS 21 15 NET YARDS RUSHING 45-133 34-95 NET YARDS PASSING 183 174 Completions-Attempts-Int. 16-28-1 19-32-1 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 73-316 66-269 Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-2 0-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 3-35 5-45 PUNTS-YARDS 3-25.3 6-38.5 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-2.5 2-8.0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 2-32.0 2-16.0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-0-0 1-26-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Possession Time 28:53 31:07 Third-Down Conversions 9 of 16 4 of 15 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 2 2 of 4 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3 of 3 1 of 4 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-6 3-27 RUSHING: OU: Murray 9-59, Patrick 13-57, Brown 13-50, Igelsias 2-(-3), Team 3-(-8), Bradford (5-(-22). ISU: Scales 22-46, Meyer 8-41, Hamilton 4-8. PASSING: OU: Bradford 16-28-1, 183. ISU: Meyer 19-31-1, 174, Team 0-1. RECEIVING: OU: Johnson 5-46, Kelly 4-41, Gresham 3-62, Iglesias 1-16, Brown 1-9, Eldridge 1-5, Patrick 1-4. ISU: Hamilton 7-88, Sumrall 6-45, Blythe 3-34, Scales 2-4, Catlett 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS: OU: Wolfe 1-0. ISU: Bell 1-26. TACKLE LEADERS: OU: Lofton, Wolfe 11. ISU: Smith 11. SACKS: OU: English 1-6. ISU: Brown 1-10, Parker 1-10, Braaksma 1-7. ATT: 49,511

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Scoring Summary: First Quarter 5:21 - OU - Gresham 3 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 5-33, 2:38 Second Quarter 14:55 - OU -Gresham 13 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 8-61, 3:32 1:02 - OU - Brown 14 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 9-67, 3:37 Third Quarter 9:47 - OU - Gresham 38 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 5-72, 1:50 2:26 - OU - Gresham 13 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 9-83, 4:11 Fourth Quarter 12:36 - A&M - Bennett 23 yd pass from McGee (Szymanski kick), 12-80, 4:50 4:23 - OU - Murray 7 yd rush (Hartley kick), 13-72, 8:06 0:43 - A&M - Alexander 1 yd run (Szymanski kick), 12-70, 3:33 Team Statistics A&M OU FIRST DOWNS 18 26 NET YARDS RUSHING 34-128 43-186 NET YARDS PASSING 155 284 Completions-Attempts-Int. 15-28-0 21-30-0 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 283 470 Fumbles: Number-Lost 4-2 0-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 6-46 6-40 PUNTS-YARDS 6-44.3 5-38.0 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-2-0 2-(-6)-0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 6-163-0 2-54-0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-1-0 Possession Time 25:48 34:12 Third-Down Conversions 4 of 13 8 of 14 Fourth-Down Conversions. 1 of 1 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1 of 1 5 of 5 Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0 2-15 RUSHING: A&M: McGee 16-71, Lane 5-28, Goodson 7-28, Smith 311, Alexander 1-1, Tarrant 2-(-11). OU: Patrick 15-70, Murray 15-70, Brown 10-33, Bradford 2-10, Madu 1-3. PASSING: A&M: McGee 15-28-0, 155, 1 TD. OU: Bradford 21-30-0, 284, 5 TD. RECEIVING: A&M: Bennett 4-63, Shankle 2-22, Smith 2-15, Franks 2-14, Taylor 1-15, Thomas 1-14, Brown 1-7, Alexander 1-6, Goodson 1-(-1). OU: Gresham 5-80, Kelly 3-60, Johnson 3-56, Iglesias 2-25, Brown 2-24, Eldridge 2-23, Robinson 1-8, Finley 1-7, Murray 1-1, Patrick 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS: None TACKLE LEADERS: A&M: Dodge 7. OU: Wolfe 12. SACKS: OU: English 1-9, McCoy 1-6. ATT: 85,044 (sellout)


2007 SEASON REVIEW Nov. 10 • Memorial Stadium • Norman, Okla.

Nov. 17 • Jones AT&T Stadium • Lubbock, Texas

Nov. 24 • Memorial Stadium • Norman, Okla.

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Lubbock, Texas -- Oklahoma lost its starting quarterback early, then lost the game, 34-27. The Sooners fumbled on their first possession and when Sam Bradford made the ensuing tackle he was done. Diagnosed with a concussion, the freshman’s night was over just a few minutes and three passing attempts into the contest. With Bradford sidelined, Oklahoma struggled to move the ball and a defense that was on the field frequently gave up 27 first-half points. OU rallied in the second half as backup QB Joey Halzle finally got his sea legs. He drove the Sooners inside the Tech 15 on two other occasions in the fourth quarter, but the offensive unit was unable to produce points. Other OU injuries included DeMarco Murray (dislocated knee cap), Adron Tennell (torn ACL) and Alan Davis (concussion).

Score by Quarters Baylor (3-8, 0-7) Oklahoma (9-1, 5-1)

Score by Quarters Oklahoma (9-2, 5-2) Texas Tech (8-4, 4-4)

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Scoring Summary: First Quarter 10:33 - OU - Patrick 11 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 9-50, 4:27 6:24 - OU - Patrick 5 yd run (Hartley kick), 6-58, 2:43 0:31 - OSU - Savage 16 yd pass from Robinson (Bailey kick), 13-87, 5:40 Second Quarter 11:49 - OU - Brown 3 yd run (Hartley kick), 9-68, 3:37 2:25 - OU - Finley 2 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 11-87, 4:00 0:04 - OSU - Bailey 28 yd field goal, 8-53, 2:10 Third Quarter 4:24 - OSU - Savage 6 yd run (Bailey kick), 1-1, :03 1:26 - OU - Finley 12 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 8-59, 2:48 Fourth Quarter 12:21 - OU - Patrick 2 yd run (Hartley kick), 7-51, 3:01 7:21 - OU - Chaney 16 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 8-54, 3:32 Team Statistics OSU OU FIRST DOWNS 17 27 NET YARDS RUSHING 39-195 56-307 NET YARDS PASSING 104 180 Completions-Attempts-Int. 9-23-0 13-17-1 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 62-299 73-487 Fumbles: Number-Lost 3-1 0-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 5-30 2-10 PUNTS-YARDS 5-41.2 1-41.0 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 0-0.0-0 3-7.7-0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 7-20.6-0 4-26.8-0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-23-0 0-0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-12-0 Possession Time 27:00 33:00 Third-Down Conversions 7 of 15 9 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 1 1 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3 of 4 7 of 7 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-2 1-8 RUSHING: OSU: Savage 19-108, Robinson 14-72, Bryant 1-9, Hunter 2-5, Reid 1-1, Crosslin 2-0. OU: Patrick 29-202, Brown 1976, Madu 6-20, Bradford 2-9. PASSING: OSU: Robinson 8-20-0, 105, 1 TD; Reid 1-3-0, (-1), 0 TD. OU: Bradford 11-15-1, 150, 4 TD; Halzle 2-2-0, 30, 0 TD. RECEIVING: OU: Finley 3-38, Iglesias 2-44, Chaney 2-37, Kelly 2-10, Gresham 1-24, Patrick 1-11, Pleasant 1-9, Brown 1-7. OSU: Bryant 5-69, Savage 2-15, Davis 1-21, Carter 1-(-1). INTERCEPTIONS: OSU: Lacey 1-23. TACKLE LEADERS: OSU: Price 13. OU: Baker, Holmes, Lofton 9. SACKS: OSU: Fountain 1-2. OU: Harris 1-8. ATT: 85,238 (sellout)

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RUSHING: OU: Murray 19-94, Brown 9-32, Patrick 2-9, Knall 1-(-8), Halzle 3-(-21). TTU: Crawford 12-47, Harrell 2-12, Britton 1-1, Lewis 1-(-7). PASSING: OU: Halzle 21-41-1, 291, 2 TD; Bradford 2-3-0, 11, 0 TD. TTU: Harrel 47-72-2, 240, 2 TD. RECEIVING: OU: Iglesias 7-73, Kelly 5-44, Johnson 4-96, Finley 136, Gresham 1-20, Zaslaw 1-15, Chaney 1-9, Eldridge 1-9, Brown 13, Murray 1-(-3). TTU: Crabtree 12-154, Crawford 11-81, Amendola 9-81, Morris 8-56, Britton 3-29, Walker 2-16, Lewis 2-3. INTERCEPTIONS: OU: Holmes 1-63, Lofton 1-0. TTU: Parker 1-15. TACKLE LEADERS: OU: Lofton 12. TT: Garcia 8. SACKS: TTU: Henley 1-10, Howard 1-7. ATT: 55,038 (sellout)

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RUSHING: BU: Whitaker 15-149, Finley 5-16, White 1-7, Jones 1-1, Szymanski 4-(-3). OU: Murray 13-95, Patrick 13-46, Brown 11-39. PASSING: BU: Szymanski 25-42-2, 280, 2 TD. OU: Bradford 20-25-1, 353, 3 TD. RECEIVING: BU: Whitaker 10-68, Gettis 4-30, Smith 3-400, White 2-117, Fenty 2-12, Jones 2-8, Akers 2-5. OU: Johnson 4-126, Kelly 4-82, Iglesias 3-29, Gresham 2-40, Finley 2-25, Murray 2-19, Patrick 2-14, Tennell 1-18. INTERCEPTIONS: BU: Francis 1-2. OU: Taylor 1-18, Smith 1-0. TACKLE LEADERS: BU: Wiliams, Bell, La Mar 8. OU: Lofton 11. SACKS: None. ATT: 84,450 (sellout)

Team Statistics OU TTU FIRST DOWNS 17 25 NET YARDS RUSHING 34-106 17-53 NET YARDS PASSING 302 420 Completions-Attempts-Int. 23-45-1 47-72-2 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 408 473 Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-1 1-1 Penalties: Number-Yards 8-78 5-40 PUNTS-YARDS 7-47.4 6-39.0 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 4-40-0 6-49-0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 5-350-0 7-470-0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 2-63-1 1-15-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 1-0-0 1-12-0 Possession Time 26:50 33:10 Third-Down Conversions 4 of 17 5 of 17 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 4 2 of 2 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3 of 5 4 of 5 Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0 2-17

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Team Statistics BU OU FIRST DOWNS 20 24 NET YARDS RUSHING 26-170 37-180 NET YARDS PASSING 280 353 Completions-Attempts-Int. 25-42-2 20-25-1 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 450 533 Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-0 1-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 8-49 6-45 PUNTS-YARDS 5-38.2 2-39.5 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 0-0.0-0 3-12.0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 5-20.0-0 4-35.5-1 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-2-0 2-18-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Possession Time 30:25 29:35 Third-Down Conversions 6 of 13 5 of 11 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 1 1 of 2 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 0 of 2 3 of 4 Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0 0-0

Score by Quarters 1 Oklahoma State (6-6, 4-3) 7 Oklahoma (10-2, 6-2) 14

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Scoring Summary: First Quarter 13:25 - OU - Holmes 63 yd interception return (Hartley kick) 12:07 - TT- Trilica 51 yd field goal, 4-0, :10 6:42 - TT - Trilica 38 yd field goal, 12-55, 3:35 5:10 - TT - Harrell 1 yd run (Trilica kick), 2-61, :15 Second Quarter 12:18 - TT - Crabtree 13 yd pass from Harrell (Trilica kick), 10-66, 4:50 9:18 - TT - Morrins 15 yd pass from Harrell (Trilica kick), 10-64, 2:17 0:19 - OU - Hartley 20 yd field goal, 12-58, 3:53 Third Quarter 12:25 - TT - Crawford 3 yd run (Trilica kick), 5-34, 2:07 7:04 - OU - Hartley 33-yd field goal, 10-44, 5:21 Fourth Quarter 7:50 - OU - Johnson 65 yd pass from Halzle, (Hartley kick) 7-91, 1:42 0:31 - OU - Johnson 9 yd pass from Halzle, (Hartley kick), 3-56, :20

Scoring Summary: First Quarter 4:56 - BU - Whitaker 46 yd run (Allen kick), 5-65, 2:33 2:16 - OU - Murray 25 yd run (Hartley kick), 7-72, 2:28 1:08 - OU - Kelly 51 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 1-51, :07 Second Quarter 10:24 - OU - Murray 1 yd run (Hartley kick), 6-78, 2:13 1:00 - BU - White 75 yd pass from Szymanski (Allen kick), 1-75, :11 :54 - OU - Murray 91 yd kickoff return (Hartley kick) Third Quarter 12:19 - OU - Johnson 60 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 5-81, 2:34 3:48 - OU - Johnson 13 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 6-73, 2:15 1:30 - BU - White 42 yd pass from Szymanski (Allen kick), 7-65, 2:12 Fourth Quarter 12:16 - OU - Hartley 27 yd field goal, 7-53, 4:07 2:48 - OU - Murray 21 yd run (Hartley kick), 6-49, 3:23

Norman, Okla. -- Oklahoma flexed its muscles in routing Oklahoma State, 49-17. The Sooners dominated in the trenches, especially on offense where they rolled up a season-high 307 yards on the ground. Allen Patrick accounted for 202 of the rushing yards on 29 carries. He scored three touchdowns, two via the rush and another on an 11-yard reception. OU scored on its first four possessions and had the ball for 33 minutes. The Sooner defense made its key play in the second quarter during a goal line stand. On a fourth-and-goal from the one, OU’s Curtis Lofton forced a fumble from Cowboy QB Zac Robinson. D.J. Wolfe recovered for Oklahoma and then the offense set sail on an 87-yard drive to hoist the lead to 28-7. OU held OSU 18 points and 202 total yards below its season averages. Sam Bradford completed 11-of-15 passes for 150 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Joe Jon Finley caught two of the TD throws. Oklahoma ran its series lead to 79-16-7, which makes it the nation’s most lopsided series between two schools located in the same state.

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Norman, Okla. -- DeMarco Murray scored four touchdowns, including two on dazzling runs, and Oklahoma overpowered Baylor, 52-21. It was the 17th win against no defeats for OU in the series. Murray’s first touchdown, a 25-yard scamper, made all the highlights as he weaved through and juked much of the Bears’ defense. Later, he added an equally impressive 91-yard kickoff return for TD. At the same time, QB Sam Bradford was on fire, completing 20-of-25 passes for 353 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. He was particularly good with the long ball, completing throws of 60, 51, 43 and 42 yards during the game. Manuel Johnson snagged four passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Baylor’s offense was impressive, piling up 450 total yards, with 280 through the air and 170 on the ground. The Bears failed to score in the red zone twice.

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Dec. 1 • The Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas

MISSOURI

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OKLAHOMA

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oklahoma

144 ALL-A MERICANS

San Antonio, Texas --Oklahoma overpowered No. 1-ranked Missouri in claiming its fifth Big 12 crown, 38-17, at the Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship. In a rematch of an earlier game at Norman, the Sooners dominated every phase and punished the Tigers by double digits for a second time. The physical OU rushing attack, riding a 6.8-yard average from Allen Patrick, piled up 166 yards, while Sam Bradford outshined Heisman finalist Chase Daniel by hitting 18-of-26 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Conversely, the Missouri offense posted its lowest scoring (17) and total yardage (317) figures of the season. The Tigers got just three points and 125 yards in the second half when three of their five possessions ended in four plays or less. Daniel, who was sacked twice, completed 23-of-39 attempts. He threw one interception, which OU’s Curtis Lofton returned 26 yards to the MU 7. Oklahoma, which owns more than twice as many Big 12 crowns as any other league member, became the first program to win two straight.

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Glendale, Ariz. -- West Virginia quarterback Pat White rushed for 150 yards and running back Noel Devine added 108 more as the No. 9 Mountaineers upset the No. 3-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. West Virgina was never headed in the game despite the passing of OU quarterback Sam Bradford, who hit on 21-of-33 for 242 yards and two touchdowns. The Sooner defense never got a handle on WVU’s offense, giving up 525 total yards, including 349 on the ground. Due to injuries and ineligibility, Oklahoma played without four starters in the game, including three on defense. Score by Quarters Oklahoma (11-3) West Virginia (11-2)

1 0 6

2 6 14

3 9 14

4 13 14

Final 28 48

Scoring Summary: First Quarter 3:19 -MU -- Wolfert 28 yd field goal, 10-57, 3:47 Second Quarter 14:57 - OU -- Brown 3 yd run (Hartley kick), 8-67, 3:17 9:46 - MU -- Wolfert 18 yd field goal, 14-75, 5:04 3:41 - OU -- Brown 2 yd run (Hartley kick), 8-50, 3:06 0:14 - MU -- Daniel 4 yd run (Rucker pass from Maclin), 10-84, 3:20 Third Quarter 4:04 - OU -- Patrick 4 yd run (Hartley kick), 7-80, 3:26 2:32 - OU -- Gresham 5 yd pass from Bradford (Hartley kick), 2-7, 0:48 Fourth Quarter 14:51 - MU -- Wolfert 32 yd field goal, 9-65, 2:41 10:28 - OU -- Finley 4 yd pass from Bradford, 10-65, 4:23 3:42 - OU -- Hartley 26 yd field goal, 11-52, 6:13 Statistics: OU MU FIRST DOWNS 19 23 NET YARDS RUSHING 40-166 32-98 NET YARDS PASSING 209 219 Completions-Attempts-Int. 18-26-0 23-39-1 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 66-375 71-317 Fumbles: Number-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 13-113 7-93 PUNTS-YARDS 4-198 6-267 Average Yards Per Punt 49.5 44.5 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 3-23-0 1-3-0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 4-85-0 4-92-0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-26-0 0-0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-8-0 Possession Time 32:34 27:26 Third-Down Conversions 9 of 14 6 of 15 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 6 of 6 4 of 4 Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-12 0-0

Statistics: OU FIRST DOWNS 25 NET YARDS RUSHING 43-177 NET YARDS PASSING 242 Completions-Attempts-Int. 21-33-1 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 76-419 Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 13-113 PUNTS-YARDS 4-188 Average Yards Per Punt 47.0 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 3-13-0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 9-284-0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 Possession Time 34:17 Third-Down Conversions 4 of 16 Fourth-Down Conversions 2 of 4 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 6 of 7 Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0

RUSHING: MU -- Maclin 4-40, Temple 13-26, Daniel 11-26-1, Alexander 1-19, Jackson 1-0, Washington 1-(-2), Saunders 1-(-11); OU -- Patrick 13-88-1, Brown 23-71-2, Gutierrez 2-11, TEAM 2-(-4). PASSING: MU -- Daniel 23-39-1-219-0; OU -- Bradford 18-26-0-209-2. RECEIVING: MU -- Maclin 8-69, Rucker 6-76, Saunders 6-61, Franklin 2-19, Washington 1-(-6). OU -- Finley 5-34-1, Kelly 4-72, Iglesias 3-32, Gresham 2-34-1, Brown 2-22, Johnson 1-17, Patrick 1-(-2). INTERCEPTIONS: OU -- Lofton 1-26. TACKLE LEADERS: MU -- Moore 13, OU -- Wolfe 11. SACKS: OU -- Beal 1-10, Lofton 1-2. ATT: 62,585

RUSHING: WV -- White 20-150, Devine 13-108-2, Schmitt 3-64-1, Reynaud 1-30-1, Sanders 1-(-1), Slayton 1-(-2), ; OU -- Patrick 14-82, Brown 16-50-1, Madu 5-43, Gutierrez 1-3, Bradford 7-(-1) PASSING: WV -- White 10-19-0-176-2; OU -- Bradford 21-33-1-242-2. RECEIVING: WV -- Reynaud 5-42-1, Devine 2-47, Gonzalez 1-79-1, Sanders 1-6, Slayton 1-2 ; OU -- Iglesias 8-53-1, Chaney 4-129-1, Gresham 3-34, Finley 1-4, Johnson 4-25, Patrick 1-(-3). INTERCEPTIONS: WV -- Andrews 1-0. TACKLE LEADERS: WV -- Mundy 11, OU -- Lofton 15. SACKS: WV -- Williams, R. 1-6, Lewis 1-8, Dingle 1-8. ATT: 70,016

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Scoring Summary: First Quarter 5:40 - WV -- McAfee 38 yd field goal, 4-1, 1:19 0:02 - WV -- McAfee 42 yd field goal, 11-55, 4:11 Second Quarter 7:46 - OU -- Hartley 37 yd field goal, 6-54, 2:10 6:29 - WV -- Schmitt 57 yd run, (McAfee kick) 4-78, 1:11 4:50 - OU -- Hartley 24 yd field goal, 5-51, 1:33 2:27 - WV -- Reynaud 21 yd pass from White (McAfee kick), 7-78, 2:17 Third Quarter 9:39 - OU -- Hartley 42 yd field goal, 8-58, 3:09 6:23 - OU -- Brown 1 yd run (Bradford pass failed), 7-80, 1:41 3:34 - WV -- Devine 17 yd run (McAfee kick), 6-39, 2:48 0:20 - WV -- Reynaud 30 yd run (McAfee kick), 3-75 yards, 1:23 Fourth Quarter 13:21 - OU -- Chaney 19 yd pass from Bradford, (Brown rush failed), 5-52, 1:50 13:02 - WV -- Gonzalez 79 yd pass from White, (McAfee kick), 1-79, 0:11 10:20 - OU -- Iglesias 15 yd pass from Bradford, (Hartley kick), 5-73, 2:34 9:21 - WV -- Devine 65 yd run (McAfee kick), 2-70 yards, 0:53

Score by Quarters Oklahoma (11-2) Missouri (11-2)

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WV 17 39-349 176 10-19-0 58-525 0-0 8-110 4-234 58.5 2-57-0 6-127-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 25:43 4 of 12 0 of 0 2 of 2 3-22


TEAM STATISTICS Score Time Attendance 79-10 3:42 84,472 51-13 3:21 85,357 54-3 3:03 84,403 62-21 3:44 35,542 24-27 3:22 50,031 28-21 3:21 80,000 41-31 3:35 85,041 17-7 3:14 49,511 42-14 3:26 85,044 52-21 3:22 84,450 27-34 4:03 55,038 49-17 3:16 85,238 38-17 3:32 62,585 28-48 3:45 70,016

^ at Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas + Big 12 Championship Game at The Alamodone in San Antonio, Texas * Big 12 Game & Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

Oklahoma Opponents

1 129 60

2 169 90

3 135 65

4 OT Total 159 - 592 69 - 284

THE SOONERS SEASON REVIEW HISTORY

Oklahoma Opponent SCORING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 592 . . . . . . . . . . 284 Points Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.3 . . . . . . . . . . 20.3 FIRST DOWNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314 . . . . . . . . . . 239 Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 . . . . . . . . . . 77 Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 . . . . . . . . . . 147 Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 . . . . . . . . . . . 15 RUSHING YARDAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,670 . . . . . . . . 1,544 Yards gained rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,966 . . . . . . . . 1,982 Yards lost rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 . . . . . . . . . . 438 Rushing Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 574 . . . . . . . . . . 462 Average Per Rush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7 . . . . . . . . . . 3.3 Average Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190.7 . . . . . . . . 110.3 TDs Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 . . . . . . . . . . . 17 PASSING YARDAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,615 . . . . . . . . 3,193 Att-Comp-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401-270-9 . . . . . 489-295-19 Average Per Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0 . . . . . . . . . . 6.5 Average Per Catch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.4 . . . . . . . . . . 10.8 Average Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258.2 . . . . . . . . 228.1 TDs Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 . . . . . . . . . . . 17 TOTAL OFFENSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,285 . . . . . . . . 4,737 Total Plays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975 . . . . . . . . . . 951 Average Per Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4 . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 Average Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448.9 . . . . . . . . 338.4 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS . . . . . . . . . 56-1,583 . . . . . . 75-1,631 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . 45-340 . . . . . . . . 23-249 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-346 . . . . . . . . . 9-86 KICK RETURN AVERAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.3 . . . . . . . . . . 21.7 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.6 . . . . . . . . . . 10.8 INT RETURN AVERAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.2 . . . . . . . . . . 9.6 FUMBLES-LOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-11 . . . . . . . . . 24-9 PENALTIES-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96-805 . . . . . . . . 94-793 Average Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.5 . . . . . . . . . . 56.6 PUNTS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-2,312 . . . . . . 89-3,742 Average Per Punt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.8 . . . . . . . . . . 42.0 Net punt average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.1 . . . . . . . . . . 37.1 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME . . . . . . . . 30:25 . . . . . . . . 29:35 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS . . . . . . . . . 93/189 . . . . . . . . 69/210 3rd-Down Pct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49% . . . . . . . . . . 33% 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS . . . . . . . . . . 9/20 . . . . . . . . . 10/18 4th-Down Pct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45% . . . . . . . . . . 56% SACKS BY-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-229 . . . . . . . . 14-109 MISC YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . 27 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 . . . . . . . . . . . 34 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15 . . . . . . . . 15-24 ON-SIDE KICKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 RED-ZONE SCORES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-68 (88%) . . . 30-41 (73%) RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS . . . . . . . 48-68 (71%) . . . 21-41 (51%) PAT-ATTEMPTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71-77 (92%) . . . 33-33 (100%) ATTENDANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 594,005 . . . . . . 190,122 Games/Avg. Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/84,858 . . . . . . 4/47,530 Neutral Site Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/70,867

COACHING STAFF

Score by Quarters

Team Statistics

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Date Opponent W/L Sept. 1 North Texas W Sept. 8 Miami (Fla.) W Sept. 15 Utah State W Sept. 20 at Tulsa W *Sept. 29 at Colorado L *Oct. 6 Texas^ W *Oct. 13 Missouri W *Oct. 20 at Iowa State W *Nov. 3 Texas A&M W *Nov. 10 Baylor W *Nov. 17 at Texas Tech L *Nov. 24 Okla. State W +Dec. 1 Missouri W &Jan. 2 West Virginia L

BOOMER S OONER

Schedule & Results

JERMAINE GRESHAM 131 1950

* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

TEAM STATISTICS Rushing

GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G Patrick 13 173 1039 30 1009 5.8 8 69 77.6 Murray 11 127 787 23 764 6.0 13 92 69.5 Brown 13 158 638 27 611 3.9 9 17 47.0 Madu 14 40 241 9 232 5.8 2 55 16.6 Iglesias 14 8 96 9 87 10.9 1 41 6.2 Gutierrez 14 13 47 0 47 3.6 1 7 3.4 Nichol 3 3 13 0 13 4.3 0 8 4.3 Bradford 14 31 100 93 7 0.2 0 11 0.5 Gove 1 3 5 0 5 1.7 0 3 5.0 Knall 9 1 0 8 -8 -8.0 0 0 -0.9 Halzle 9 3 0 21 -21 -7.0 0 0 -2.3 TEAM 9 14 0 76 -76 -5.4 0 0 -8.4 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 14 574 2966 296 2670 4.7 34 92 190.7 Opponents 14 462 1982 438 1544 3.3 17 65 110.3

Passing

GP Eff. Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G Bradford 14 176.53 237-341-8 69.5 3121 36 65 222.9 Halzle 9 149.09 30-51-1 58.8 454 3 65 50.4 Nichol 3 46.57 2-7-0 28.6 15 0 10 5.0 Team 9 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 Johnson 14 310.00 1-1-0 100.0 25 0 25 1.8 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 14 170.66 270-401-9 67.3 3615 39 65 258.2 Opponents 14 118.88 295-489-19 60.3 3193 17 79 228.1

Receiving

GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G Iglesias 14 68 907 13.3 5 51 64.8 Kelly 14 49 821 16.8 9 65 58.6 Gresham 14 37 518 14.0 11 43 37.0 Johnson 14 31 448 14.5 4 65 32.0 Finley 14 23 290 12.6 4 43 20.7 Murray 11 14 60 4.3 0 25 5.5 Brown 13 10 83 8.3 1 18 6.4 Patrick 13 10 56 5.6 1 20 4.3 Tennell 11 5 114 22.8 1 61 10.4 Chaney 13 8 185 23.1 2 45 14.2 Eldridge 14 4 37 9.2 0 12 2.6 Madu 14 4 33 8.2 0 13 2.4 Zaslaw 12 3 32 10.7 1 15 2.7 Pleasant, I. 14 2 18 9.0 0 9 1.3 Robinson, G. 14 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.6 Whitson 3 1 5 5.0 0 5 1.7 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 14 270 3615 13.4 39 65 258.2 Opponents 14 295 3193 10.8 17 79 228.1

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Punt Returns

No. Yds Avg TD Long Smith, R. 30 203 6.8 0 27 Franks 12 124 10.3 0 36 Iglesias 3 13 4.3 0 9 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 45 340 7.6 0 36 Opponents 23 249 10.8 0 51

Interceptions

No. Yds Avg TD Long Wolfe 4 76 19.0 0 33 Holmes 3 70 23.3 1 63 Smith, R. 3 48 16.0 0 33 Lofton 3 71 23.7 1 45 Harris 2 25 12.5 1 25 Reynolds 1 12 12.0 0 12 Jackson 1 0 0.0 0 0 Taylor 1 18 18.0 0 18 Robinson, L. 1 26 26.0 0 26 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 19 346 18.2 3 63 Opponents 9 86 9.6 0 26

Kick Returns

No. Yds Avg TD Long Iglesias 29 826 28.5 0 49 Murray 15 439 29.3 2 91 Patrick 6 185 30.8 0 73 Smith 3 73 24.3 0 29 Franks 1 37 37.0 0 37 Finley 2 23 11.5 0 16 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 56 1583 28.3 2 91 Opponents 75 1631 21.7 0 56

Fumble Returns

No. Yds Avg TD Long Wolfe 2 13 6.5 0 12 Smith, R. 1 61 61.0 1 61 Lofton 1 12 12.0 1 12 Moore, C. 1 0 0.0 0 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 5 86 17.2 2 61 Opponents 2 8 4.0 0 12


TEAM STATISTICS Total Offense

Field Goals

Hartley FGM-FGA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15 Percentage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86.7 1-19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 20-29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 30-39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 40-49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 50-99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Blocked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Field Goal Sequence

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

HISTORY

Oklahoma Opponents North Texas - (29) Miami (Fla.) (30) (20),(45) Utah State (32),(53) (30) Tulsa 34 35 Colorado (28) (41),37,(45) Texas 38 Missouri (28) (19) Iowa State (43) 36 Texas A&M - 45 Baylor (27) 38 Texas Tech (20),(23) (51),(38),51 Oklahoma State - (28),40 Missouri (26) (28),(18),(32) West Virginia (37), (24), (42) 50, (38), (42), 44

SEASON REVIEW

1950

No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd Cohen 30 1263 42.1 59 1 8 6 0 Knall 24 1049 43.7 66 2 5 6 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 54 2312 42.8 66 3 13 12 0 Opp. 89 3742 42.0 66 5 20 24 0

THE SOONERS

G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G Iglesias 14 87 907 13 826 0 1833 130.9 Murray 11 764 60 0 439 0 1263 114.8 Patrick 13 1009 56 0 185 0 1250 96.2 Kelly 14 0 821 0 0 0 821 58.6 Brown 13 611 83 0 0 0 694 53.4 Gresham 14 0 518 0 0 0 518 37.0 Johnson 14 0 448 0 0 0 448 32.0 Smith 13 0 0 203 73 48 324 24.9 Finley 14 0 290 0 23 0 313 22.4 Tennell 11 0 114 0 0 0 114 10.4 Wolfe 14 0 0 0 0 76 76 5.4 Lofton 14 0 0 0 0 71 71 5.1 Holmes 13 0 0 0 0 70 70 5.4 Chaney 13 0 185 0 0 0 185 14.2 Gutierrez 14 47 0 0 0 0 47 3.4 Eldridge 14 0 37 0 0 0 37 2.6 Zaslaw 12 0 32 0 0 0 32 2.7 Robinson, L. 2 0 0 0 0 26 26 13.0 Harris 14 0 0 0 0 25 25 1.8 Pleasant, I. 14 0 18 0 0 0 18 1.3 Taylor 13 0 0 0 0 18 18 1.4 Nichol 3 13 0 0 0 0 13 4.3 Reynolds 13 0 0 0 0 12 12 0.9 Robinson, G. 14 0 8 0 0 0 8 0.6 Bradford 14 7 0 0 0 0 7 0.5 Gove 1 5 0 0 0 0 5 5.0 Whitson 3 0 5 0 0 0 5 1.7 Knall 9 -8 0 0 0 0 -8 -0.9 Halzle 9 -21 0 0 0 0 -21 -2.3 TEAM 9 -76 0 0 0 0 -76 -8.4 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 14 2670 3615 340 1583 346 8554 611.0 Opponents 14 1544 3193 249 1631 86 6703 478.8

Punting

COACHING STAFF

All-Purpose Yards

G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G Bradford 14 372 7 3121 3128 223.4 Patrick 13 173 1009 0 1009 77.6 Murray 11 127 764 0 764 69.5 Brown 13 158 611 0 611 47.0 Halzle 9 54 -21 454 433 48.1 Madu 14 40 232 0 232 16.6 Iglesias 14 8 87 0 87 6.2 Gutierrez 14 13 47 0 47 3.4 Nichol 3 10 13 15 28 9.3 Johnson 14 1 0 25 25 1.8 Gove 1 3 5 0 5 5.0 Knall 9 1 -8 0 -8 -0.9 TEAM 9 15 -76 0 -76 -8.4 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 14 975 2670 3615 6285 448.9 Opponents 14 951 1544 3193 4737 338.4

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|-------------------- PATs --------------------| Player TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points Hartley 0 13-15 71-77 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 110 Murray 15 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 90 Gresham 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 66 Kelly 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 54 Patrick 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 54 Brown 10 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0-0 0 0 60 Iglesias 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 Finley 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 Johnson 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 Madu 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Lofton 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Smith 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Zaslaw 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Tennell 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Chaney 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Harris 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Holmes 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Gutierrez 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Davis 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 2 Bradford 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-2 0 0 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 80 13-15 71-77 0-1 0 0-2 0 1 592 Opponents 34 15-24 33-33 0-0 1 1-1 0 0 284

BOOMER S OONER

Scoring

133 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS Rushing (Att.-Yards-TD)

Kicking (Hartley)

Passing (Comp.-Att.-Int.-Yards-TD)

Punting

Bradford Brown Gut’ez Iglesias Madu Murray Patrick North Texas 2-10-0 - 10-33-1 1-41-0 9-87-1 17-88-5 Miami (FL) 2-(-5)-0 15-42-0 - - 4-12-0 15-64-0 7-47-0 Utah St. 2-0-0 10-62-0 - 2-29-1 8-40-0 4-100-1 8-113-1 Tulsa 1-7-0 10-65-0 - - 7-27-1 8-46-2 19-145-2 Colorado 2-3-0 1-0-0 - - - 6-19-0 18-96-2 Texas 3-(-6)-0 8-24-0 - 2-14-0 - 17-128-1 11-10-0 Missouri 3-2-0 13-67-3 - 1-6-0 - 4-2-0 11-44-0 Iowa St. 5-(-22)-0 13-50-2 - 2-(-3)-0 - 9-59-0 13-57-0 Texas A&M 2-10-0 10-33-0 - - 1-3-0 15-70-1 15-70-0 Baylor - 11-39-0 - - - 13-95-3 13-46-0 Texas Tech - 9-32-0 - - - 19-94-0 2-9-0 Okla. St. 2-9-0 19-76-1 - - 6-20-0 - 29-202-2 Big 12 - 23-71-2 2-11-0 - - - 13-88-1 Fiesta Bowl 7-(-1)-0 16-50-1 1-3-0 - 5-43-0 - 14-82-0

Bradford North Texas 21-23-0-363-3 Miami(FL) 19-25-0-205-5 Utah St. 19-26-1-255-3 Tulsa 16-22-1-244-3 Colorado 8-19-2-112-1 Texas 21-32-0-244-3 Missouri 24-34-0-266-2 Iowa State 16-28-1-183-0 Texas A&M 21-30-0-284-5 Baylor 20-25-0-353-3 Texas Tech 2-3-0-11-0 Okla. St. 11-15-1-150-4 Big 12 18-26-0-209-2 Fiesta Bowl 21-33-1-242-2

Halzle Nichol 3-4-0-35-0 1-1-0-5 2-2-0-65-1 1-1-0-9-0 1-6-0-10-0 1-1-0-24-0 - - - - - - 21-41-1-291-2 2-2-0-30-0 - -

Receiving (Rec.-Yards-TD) Chaney North Texas - Miami (FL) - Utah St 1-10-0 Tulsa - Colorado - Texas - Missouri - Iowa State - Texas A&M - Baylor - Texas Tech 1-9-0 Okla. St. 2-37-1 Big 12 - Fiesta Bowl 4-129-1

Finley Gresham Iglesias Johnson 1-11-0 3-64-1 7-128-0 1-5-0 1-7-0 8-55-1 4-51-0 2-6-0 3-45-1 - 8-123-0 - 1-24-0 2-30-1 8-142-2 1-4-0 1-43-0 1-21-0 2-15-1 1-11-0 1-5-0 2-8-2 6-99-0 3-25-0 2-11-0 4-46-1 7-77-1 2-31-0 - 3-62-0 1-16-0 5-46-0 1-7-0 5-80-4 2-25-0 3-56-0 2-25-0 2-40-0 3-29-0 4-126-2 1-36-0 1-20-0 7-73-0 4-96-2 3-38-2 1-24-0 2-44-0 - 5-34-1 2-34-1 3-32-0 1-17-0 1-4-0 3-34-0 8-53-1 4-25-0

FG FG Seq. PAT - - 11-11 1-1 (30) 6-7 2-2 (32),(53) 6-7 0-1 34 8-9 1-1 (28) 3-3 0-1 38 4-4 1-1 (28) 2-3 1-1 (43) 2-2 - - 6-6 1-1 (27) 7-7 2-2 (20),(33) 3-3 - - 7-7 1-1 (26) 5-5 3-3 (37),(24),(42) 1-1

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KO TB Ret. 12-817 3 9-13.7 9-622 3 6-21.7 9-597 2 7-23.1 10-678 1 9-19.1 5-341 0 5-26.6 5-291 0 5-28.2 8-553 5 3-34.6 4-232 2 2-8.0 7-456 1 6-27.1 9-605 4 5-20.0 5-350 4 1-24.0 8-514 1 7-20.5 7-490 3 4-23.0 6-403 0 6-21.2

Cohen No. Avg. Long 50+ I-20 I-10 I-5 Ret. North Texas Miami Utah State Tulsa Colorado Texas Missouri Iowa State Texas A&M

2 2 2 2 7 8 3 3 3

43.5 43.0 37.0 42.0 43.7 45.9 44.3 25.3 41.3

47 45 46 42 59 56 50 38 47

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1 - - - 1 1 2 - 1

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- 2-2.5 - 2-12.0 - 1-12.0 - - 4-21.8 - 3-3.3 - - - 2-1.0

Knall No. Avg. Long 50+ I-20 I-10 I-5 Ret. North Texas Tulsa Baylor Texas Tech Okla. St. Big 12 Fiesta Bowl

1 1 2 7 1 4 4

Kelly Madu Murray 4-118-2 3-24-0 2-13-0 4-102-3 - 1-4-0 6-81-2 1-9-0 1-(-2)-0 3-48-0 - - - - 1-1-0 5-105-1 - 3-1-0 5-58-0 - 2-26-0 4-41-0 - - 3-60-0 - 1-1-0 4-82-1 - 2-19-0 5-44-0 - 1-(-3)-0 2-10-0 - - 4-72-0 - - - - -

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34.0 37.0 39.5 47.4 41.0 49.5 47.0

34 37 42 60 41 66 51

- - - - - 1 2

- 1 - 1 - 2 1

Patrick Tennell Robinson - 3-35-0 - - 1-61-1 - - - - 2-20-0 - - 1-12-0 - - - - - - - - 1-4-0 - - 1-0-0 - 1-8-0 2-14-0 1-18-0 - - - - 1-11-1 - - 1-(-2)-0 - - 1-(-3)-0 - -

1 - - - - - 1

- - - - - - 0

6-8.2 1-3.0 2-57

Whitson Zaslaw 1-5-0 - 1-9-1 - 1-8-0 - - - - - - - - 1-15-0 - - - -


DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON COACHING STAFF THE SOONERS SEASON REVIEW

Tackles Fumbles GP Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Blk Saf Lofton 14 93 63 156 10.5-22 1.0-2 3-71 2 1 1-12 4 Baker 14 47 44 91 7.0-18 - - - 3 - - - Wolfe 14 52 35 87 5.0-9 - 4-76 4 - 2-13 - - Smith 13 57 21 78 7.0-26 1.0-8 3-48 11 1 1-61 - - Holmes 13 50 23 73 2.5-3 - 3-70 3 - - - - Harris 14 50 24 74 9.5-63 3.5-29 2-25 7 1 - 2 - Reynolds 13 34 26 60 8.0-26 2.0-16 1-12 - 2 - - - Walker 14 23 24 47 1.5-4 - - 2 - - - - English 11 21 15 36 13.0-83 9.5-64 - 3 5 - - - Granger 13 14 21 35 8.5-38 3.5-27 - 2 8 - - - Davis 13 14 9 23 3.0-16 1.5-10 - 4 1 - - - 1 Beal 13 15 6 21 5.0-17 1.0-10 - - 1 - 1 - Dotson 14 16 4 20 3.0-18 2.0-16 - - 7 1-0 2 - McCoy 13 10 9 19 6.5-26 2.0-15 - - 6 1-0 1 - Pleasant, D. 14 13 5 18 0.5-0 - - - - - - - Bennett 14 4 9 13 0.5-1 0.5-1 - 1 2 1-0 - - Jackson 14 10 4 14 - - 1-0 - - - - - Clayton 14 8 4 12 - - - - - - - - Williams, D. 14 15 7 22 3.0-8 - - - 1 - - 1 Gutierrez 14 6 3 9 - - - - - - - - Taylor 13 5 5 10 1.0-7 1.0-7 1-18 3 2 - - - Williams, J. 4 6 1 7 4.0-20 1.0-12 - - - - 1 - Coleman 11 3 4 7 1.5-13 1.0-11 - - - - - - Tennell 11 3 2 5 - - - - - - - - Hartley 14 3 2 5 - - - - - - - - Pleasant, I. 14 6 2 8 - - - - - - - - Patrick 13 3 1 4 - - - - - - - - Robinson, L. 2 1 3 4 1.0-1 1.0-1 1-26 - - - - - Bowers 14 2 3 5 - - - - - - - - Madu 14 3 - 3 - - - - - - - - Franks 13 2 3 5 - - - - - - - - Gresham 14 2 1 3 - - - - - - - - Shaw 14 - 2 2 - - - - - - - - Moore, C. 4 2 - 2 - - - - - 1-0 - - Bradford 14 2 - 2 - - - - - - - - Finley 14 1 1 2 - - - - - - - - Murray 11 2 - 2 - - - - - 1-0 - - Iglesias 14 1 1 2 0.5-1 - - - - - - - Eldridge 14 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Johnson 14 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Caleb 1 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - Kelly 14 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Cohen 8 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Brown 13 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - Macon 2 - - - - - - - 1 - - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 14 603 390 993 102-420 31-229 19-346 42 42 9-86 11 1 1 Opponents 14 632 403 1035 64-236 14-109 9-86 30 13 11-8 9 2 -

BOOMER S OONER

Defensive Leaders

HISTORY 135 1950

* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

2007 AWARDS

136

LB Lewis Baker All-Big 12 (HM), Coaches

Big 12 Defensive POY, Kansas City Star Big 12 Defensive POY, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Big 12 Defensive POY, CollegeFootballNews.com All-Big 12 (first team), Coaches All-Big 12 (first team), Associated Press All-Big 12 (first team), Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 (first team), Kansas City Star All-Big 12 (first team), Austin American-Statesman All-Big 12 (first team), Fort Worth Star-Telegram All-Big 12 (first team), Rivals All-Big 12 (first team), CollegeFootballNews.com

QB Sam Bradford All-American (HM), Sports Illustrated Big 12 POY, CollegeFootballNews.com All-Big 12 (first team), CollegeFootballNews.com All-Big 12 (HM), Coaches All-Big 12 (HM), Associated Press Freshman of the Year, The Sporting News Off. Freshman of the Year, CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American, The Sporting News Freshman All-American, Rivals Freshman All-American, CollegeFootballNews.com All-Big 12 Freshman, The Sporting News All-Big 12 Academic, first team C Jon Cooper All-Big 12 (second team), Fort Worth Star-Telegram All-Big 12 (HM), Associated Press

DT Gerald McCoy Freshman All-American, The Sporting News Freshman All-American, Rivals Freshman All-American, CollegeFootballNews.com Big 12 Defensive FOY, Coaches All-Big 12 (HM), Coaches All-Big 12 (HM), Associated Press All-Big 12 Freshman, The Sporting News

TE Brody Eldridge All-Big 12 (first team), Coaches

OL Sherrone Moore All-Big 12 Academic, first team

DE Auston English All-American (HM), Sports Illustrated All-Big 12 (first team), Coaches All-Big 12 (first team), Associated Press All-Big 12 (first team), Kansas City Star All-Big 12 (first team), Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 (first team), Austin American-Statesman All-Big 12 (first team), Fort Worth Star-Telegram All-Big 12 (first team), Rivals All-Big 12 (first team), CollegeFootballNews.com

RB DeMarco Murray All-Big 12 (first team RS), Rivals All-Big 12 (first team RS), Fort Worth Star-Telegram Freshman All-American, Rivals Freshman All-American (second team), CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American (HM), The Sporting News All-Big 12 (second team RS), Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 (HM), Coaches All-Big 12 (HM), Associated Press All-Big 12 Freshman, The Sporting News All-Big 12 Academic, first team

WR Russell English All-Big 12 Academic, first team

OG Duke Robinson All-American (first team), Associated Press All-American (first team), AFCA All-American (first team), The Sporting News All-American (first team, Sports Illustrated All-Big 12 (first team), Coaches All-Big 12 (first team), Associated Press All-Big 12 (first team), Kansas City Star All-Big 12 (first team), Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 (first team), Austin American-Statesman All-Big 12 (first team), Fort Worth Star-Telegram All-Big 12 (first team), Rivals All-Big 12 (first team), CollegeFootballNews.com

TE Joe Jon Finley All-Big 12 (HM), Coaches DT DeMarcus Granger All-Big 12 (second team), Coaches All-Big 12 (second team), Rivals All-Big 12 (HM), Associated Press TE Jermaine Gresham All-American (HM), Sports Illustrated All-Big 12 (second team), Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 (second team), Rivals All-Big 12 (HM), Coaches All-Big 12 (HM), Associated Press

CB Reggie Smith All-American (HM), Sports Illustrated All-Big 12 (first team), Coaches All-Big 12 (first team), Associated Press All-Big 12 (first team), CollegeFootballNews.com All-Big 12 (first team), Austin American-Statesman All-Big 12 (second team), Kansas City Star All-Big 12 (second team), Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 (second team), Fort Worth Star-Telegram All-Big 12 (second team), Rivals

RB Jacob Gutierrez All-Big 12 Academic, second team FS Nic Harris All-Big 12 (first team), Coaches All-Big 12 (second team), Associated Press K Garrett Hartley All-Big 12 (second team), Coaches All-Big 12 (HM), Associated Press

DT Adrian Taylor All-Big 12 Academic, first team

WR Juaquin Iglesias All-Big 12 (HM), Coaches All-Big 12 (HM), Associated Press

WR Adron Tennell All-Big 12 Academic, second team OG Brandon Walker All-Big 12 (second team), Coaches All-Big 12 (HM), Associated Press

WR Malcolm Kelly All-Big 12 (second team), Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 (second team), Coaches All-Big 12 (HM), Associated Press

CB Marcus Walker All-Big 12 (HM), Associated Press

OT Phil Loadholt All-American (HM), Sports Illustrated All-Big 12 (first team), Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 (second team), Coaches All-Big 12 (second team), Associated Press All-Big 12 (second team), Rivals

SS D.J. Wolfe All-Big 12 (first team), Kansas City Star All-Big 12 (first team), Fort Worth Star-Telegram All-Big 12 (second team), Coaches All-Big 12 (second team), Associated Press All-Big 12 (second team), Austin American-Statesman All-Big 12 (second team), Rivals

LB Curtis Lofton All-American (first team), The Sporting News All-American (first team), FWAA All-American (first team), Sports Illustrated All-American (second team), Associated Press Big 12 Defensive POY, Associated Press

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FB Dane Zaslaw All-Big 12 Academic, second team

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HISTORY Divider BOOMER S OONER 2 0 0 8 S EAS ON COACHING STAFF THE SOONERS SEASON REVIEW HISTORY 137 1950

* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


Rushing Rushes Game . . . . . . . . . . Season . . . . . . . . Career . . . . . . . . .

Receiving 55, Steve Owens vs. Oklahoma State, 1969 393, Steve Owens, 1968 958, Steve Owens, 1967-69

Rushing Yardage Game . . . . . . . . . . 294, Greg Pruitt vs. Kansas State, 1971 Season . . . . . . . . 1,925, Adrian Peterson, 2004 Career . . . . . . . . . 4,118, Billy Sims, 1975-79 Yards Per Attempt Game . . . . . . . . . 26.8 (6-161), Eric Mitchel vs. Kansas State, 1988 Season . . . . . . . . 8.98, Greg Pruitt, 1971, (196 attempts) Career . . . . . . . . . 7.48, Darrell Shepard, 1979-81 (166 attempts)

Receptions Game . . . . . . . . . . Season . . . . . . . . Career . . . . . . . . .

11, Malcolm Kelly vs. Texas, Tech 2006; 11, Josh Norman vs. Texas Tech, 2001; 11, Trent Smith vs. Kansas, 2001 83, Mark Clayton, 2003 221, Mark Clayton, 2001-04

Receiving Yards Game . . . . . . . . . . Season . . . . . . . . Career . . . . . . . . .

190, Mark Clayton vs. Texas, 2003 1,425, Mark Clayton, 2003 3,241, Mark Clayton, 2001-04

Yards Per Reception Game . . . . . . . . . . 47.7, Virgil Boll vs. Colorado, 1962 (3 receptions, 143 yards) Season . . . . . . . . 29.1, Jon Harrison, 1971 (17 receptions) Career . . . . . . . . . 27.0, Jon Harrison, 1970-71 (30 receptions)

200-Yard Rushing Games Season . . . . . . . . 4, Billy Sims, 1978 Career . . . . . . . . . 7, Billy Sims, 1975-79 Rushing Yards by a Freshman Game . . . . . . . . . . 259, Earl Johnson vs. Colorado, 1983 (redshirt); 249, Adrian Peterson vs. Oklahoma State, 2004 (true) Season . . . . . . . . 1,925, Adrian Peterson, 2005 (true); 1,184, De’Mond Parker, 1996 (redshirt) Rushing Yards by a Quarterback Game . . . . . . . . . . 195, Thomas Lott vs. Kansas State, 1976 Season . . . . . . . . 1,289, Jack Mildren, 1971 Career . . . . . . . . . 2,713, Jamelle Holieway, 1985-88

Touchdown Receptions Game . . . . . . . . . . 4, Trent Smith vs. Kansas, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, Jermaine Gresham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Texas A&M, 2007 Season . . . . . . . . 15, Mark Clayton, 2003 Career . . . . . . . . . 31, Mark Clayton, 2001-04

Jason White

Passing Attempts Game . . . . . . . . . . . . 58, Josh Heupel vs. Colorado, 1999 Season . . . . . . . . 553, Josh Heupel, 1999 Career . . . . . . . . . 1,025, Josh Heupel, 1999-2000 Completions Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, Josh Heupel vs. Mississippi, 1999 Season . . . . . . . . 349, Josh Heupel, 1999 Career . . . . . . . . . 654, Josh Heupel, 1999-2000 Completion Percentage Game . . . . . . . . . . 1.000 (8-8), Jack Jacobs vs. Kansas, 1941 Season . . . . . . . . . .695 (237-341), Sam Bradford, 2007 Career . . . . . . . . . .638 (654-1,025), Josh Heupel, 1999-2000 Lowest Interception Percentage Season . . . . . . . . .000, Monte Deere, 1962 (71 attempts); .022, Jason White, 2003 (451 attempts, 10 interceptions) Career . . . . . . . . . .024 Jason White, 1999-2004 (900 attempts, 24 interceptions) Yards Passing Game . . . . . . . . . . Season . . . . . . . . Career . . . . . . . . .

429, Josh Heupel vs. Louisville, 1999 3,850, Josh Heupel, 1999 7,992, Jason White, 1999-2004

300-Yard Games Season . . . . . . . . 8, Josh Heupel, 1999 Career . . . . . . . . . 14, Josh Heupel, 1999-2000 Consecutive 300-Yard Games Season . . . . . . . . 3, Josh Heupel, 1999 (twice); 2000 (twice) 400-Yard Games Season . . . . . . . . 2, Josh Heupel, 1999 Career . . . . . . . . . 2, Josh Heupel, 1999-2000

Rushing Touchdowns Game . . . . . . . . . . 6, Quentin Griffin vs. Texas, 2000 Season . . . . . . . . 23, Steve Owens, 1969; Billy Sims, 1979 Career . . . . . . . . . 57, Steve Owens, 1967-69

Touchdown Passes Game . . . . . . . . . . 5, six times; last by Sam Bradford vs. Texas A&M, 2007 Season . . . . . . . . 40, Jason White, 2003 Career . . . . . . . . . 81, Jason White, 1999-2004 Consecutive Games with a Touchdown Pass Season . . . . . . . . 13, Josh Heupel, 1999; 2000 Career . . . . . . . . . 25, Josh Heupel, 1999-2000

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

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36, Quentin Griffin vs. Texas, 2000 138, Billy Sims, 1979; Steve Owens, 1969 342, Steve Owens, 1967-69

Touchdowns Game . . . . . . . . . . Season . . . . . . . . Career . . . . . . . . .

Most Kickoff Returns Game . . . . . . . . . . 7, Jarrail Jackson vs. Nebraska, 1997 7, Juaquin Iglesias vs. West Virginia, 2007 Season . . . . . . . . 29, Juaquin Iglesias, 2007 Career . . . . . . . . . 55, Buster Rhymes, 1980-84

Total Offense Yards Game . . . . . . . . . . 410, Josh Heupel vs. Louisville, 1999 (429 Passing, -19 Rushing) Season . . . . . . . . 3,773, Josh Heupel, 2000 (3,606 Passing, 167 Rushing) Career . . . . . . . . . 7,877, Jason White, 1999-2004 (7,922 Passing, -45 Rushing)

6, Quentin Griffin vs. Texas, 2000 23, Billy Sims, 1979; Steve Owens, 1969 57, Steve Owens, 1967-69

Most Kickoff Return Yards Game . . . . . . . . . . 229, Brandon Daniels vs. Notre Dame, 1999 Season . . . . . . . . 826, Juaquin Iglesias, 2007 Career . . . . . . . . . 1,237, Buster Rhymes, 1980-84

All-Purpose Yards Game . . . . . . . . . . 374, Greg Pruitt vs. Kansas State, 1971 (294 rushing, 34 receiving, 46 return) Season . . . . . . . . 2,148, Quentin Griffin, 2002 (1,884 rushing, 264 receiving) Career . . . . . . . . . 5,881, Joe Washington, 1972-75 (4,071 rushing, 253 rec., 1,557 ret.)

Points by a Kicker Game . . . . . . . . . . 17, Trey DiCarlo vs. Texas, 2003 Season . . . . . . . . 131, Trey DiCarlo, 2003 Career . . . . . . . . . 328, R.D. Lashar, 1987-90 Extra Points Made Game . . . . . . . . . . 11, Tim Lashar vs. Missouri, 1986; Trey DiCarlo vs. Texas A&M, 2003 Garrett Hartley vs. North Texas, 2007 Season . . . . . . . . 74, Trey DiCarlo, 2003 Career . . . . . . . . . 196, R.D. Lashar, 1987-90

Punts Most Punts Game . . . . . . . . . . Season . . . . . . . . Career . . . . . . . . .

Best Punting Average Game . . . . . . . . . . 56.3, Michael Keeling vs. Kansas, 1981 (3 punts) Season . . . . . . . . 47.84, Jack Jacobs, 1940 Career . . . . . . . . . 42.48, Jeff Ferguson, 1998-2001

Consecutive Extra Points Season . . . . . . . . 66, Tim Lashar, 1986 Career . . . . . . . . . 140, Uwe von Schamann, 1976-78

Punt Returns

4, five times; most recently Trey DiCarlo at Texas A&M, 2002 21, Tim Duncan, 2001 48, Tim Duncan, 1999-01; Tim Lashar, 1983-86

Most Punt Returns Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, Jack Jacobs vs. Santa Clara, 1941; Larry Grigg vs. Nebraska, 1951; Curtis Fagan vs. N. Texas, 2001, and Kansas State, 2001 Season . . . . . . . . 53, Antonio Perkins, 2003 Career . . . . . . . . . 126, Jarrail Jackson, 1996-99 Most Punt Return Yards Game . . . . . . . . . . 277, Antonio Perkins vs. UCLA, 2003 Season . . . . . . . . 643, Antonio Perkins, 2002 Career . . . . . . . . . 1,441, Antonio Perkins, 2002-04

Tackles by a Lineman Game . . . . . . . . . . 21, Kevin Murphy vs. Missouri, 1983 Season . . . . . . . . 144, Kevin Murphy, 1983 Career . . . . . . . . . 365, Rick Bryan, 1980-83 Tackles by a Linebacker Game . . . . . . . . . . 23, Jackie Shipp vs. Missouri, 1981 Season . . . . . . . . 189, Jackie Shipp, 1981 Career . . . . . . . . . 530, Daryl Hunt, 1975-78 Tackles by a Defensive Back Game . . . . . . . . . . 20, Rodney Rideau vs. Notre Dame, 1999 Season . . . . . . . . 120, Rodney Rideau, 1999 Career . . . . . . . . . 299, Zac Henderson, 1974-77 Tackles for Loss Game . . . . . . . . . . Season . . . . . . . . Career . . . . . . . . .

5, five times; most recently Teddy Lehman vs. Kansas State, 2003 24, Kelly Gregg, 1998 59, Rocky Calmus, 1998-01

Interceptions Game . . . . . . . . . . Season . . . . . . . . Career . . . . . . . . .

3, eight times; most recently J.T. Thatcher vs. Kansas, 2000 9, Rickey Dixon, 1987 18, Darrell Royal, 1946-49

Sacks Game . . . . . . . . . . Season . . . . . . . . Career . . . . . . . . .

3 by several; most recently Calvin Thibodeaux vs. Texas A&M, 2005 14, Martin Chase, 1997; Cedric Jones, 1994 31.5, Cedric Jones, 1992-95

HISTORY

Best Punt Return Average Game . . . . . . . . . . 39.6, Antonio Perkins vs. UCLA (7 returns, 277 yards) Season . . . . . . . . 23.5, Jack Mitchell, 1948 (22 returns) Career . . . . . . . . . 23.8, Jack Mitchell, 1946-48 (39 returns)

23, Jackie Shipp vs. Missouri, 1981 189, Jackie Shipp, 1981 530, Daryl Hunt, 1975-78

SEASON REVIEW

Field Goals Game . . . . . . . . . . Season . . . . . . . . Career . . . . . . . . .

18, Jack Jacobs vs. Santa Clara, 1941 80, Jeff Ferguson, 2001; Mike Winchester, 1984 252, Jeff Ferguson, 1998-2001

Total Tackles Game . . . . . . . . . . Season . . . . . . . . Career . . . . . . . . .

THE SOONERS

Extra Points Attempted Game . . . . . . . . . . 11, Tim Lashar vs. Missouri, 1986; Trey DiCarlo vs. Texas A&M, 2003 Garrett Hartley vs. North Texas, 2007 Season . . . . . . . . 77, Garrett Hartley, 2007 Career . . . . . . . . . 202, R.D. Lashar, 1987-90

Defense

COACHING STAFF

Best Kickoff Return Average Game . . . . . . . . . . 45.80, Brandon Daniels vs. Notre Dame, 1999 (5 returns); 57.00, Antwone Savage vs. North Carolina, 2001 (2 returns); 100.00, twice (1 return); most recently Mark Bradley vs. Iowa State, 2003 Season . . . . . . . . 31.75, Brandon Daniels, 1999 Career . . . . . . . . . 25.67, Joe Wylie, 1970-72

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Kickoff Returns

Points Game . . . . . . . . . . Season . . . . . . . . Career . . . . . . . . .

BOOMER S OONER

Scoring

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Total Offense

Kicking

Rushing Yards Game . . . . . . . . . . 768 vs. Kansas State, 1988 Season . . . . . . . . 5,635, 1971

Most Plays Season . . . . . . . . 1,041, 1972 Per Game . . . . . . 86.8, 1972

Rushing Yards Per Attempt Game . . . . . . . . . . 10.6 (72-768) vs. K-State, 1988 Season . . . . . . . . 7.1, 1971

Yards Per Play Game . . . . . . . . . . 10.6 vs. Colorado, 1980 Season . . . . . . . . 7.6, 1971

Most Extra Points Game . . . . . . . . . . 11 vs. Missouri, 1986; Texas A&M, 2003; North Texas, 2007 Season . . . . . . . . 74, 2003

Passing

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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TEAM RECORDS Rushing Attempts Game . . . . . . . . . . 88 vs. Oklahoma State, 1972 Season . . . . . . . . 879, 1972 Per Game . . . . . . 73.9, 1974

Most Attempts Game . . . . . . . . . . 58 vs. Colorado, 1999 Season . . . . . . . . 566, 1999 Per Game . . . . . . 47.17, 1999 Most Completions Game . . . . . . . . . . 39 vs. Mississippi, 1999 Independence Bowl Season . . . . . . . . 358, 1999 Per Game . . . . . . 28.83, 1999 Fewest Attempts Game . . . . . . . . . . 1, several times Season . . . . . . . . 63, 1976 Per Game . . . . . . 5.25, 1976 Fewest Completions Game . . . . . . . . . . 0, several; last vs. Arizona, 1989 Season . . . . . . . . 24, 1976 Per Game . . . . . . 2.0, 1976 Most Yards Passing Game . . . . . . . . . . 429, vs. Louisville, Baylor, 1999 Season . . . . . . . . 4,109, 2003 Per Game . . . . . . 327.42, 1999 Completion Percentage Game . . . . . . . . . . 1.000, several times Season . . . . . . . . .673, 2007 Most Yards Per Attempt Game . . . . . . . . . . 25.7 vs. Colorado, 1962 Season . . . . . . . . 12.77, 1971 Most Yards Per Completion Game . . . . . . . . . . 36.1 vs. Colorado, 1962 Season . . . . . . . . 26.85, 1971 Most Interceptions Thrown Game . . . . . . . . . . 5 vs. Wisconsin, 1970; Kansas State, 1969 Season . . . . . . . . 18, 2000

Total Yards Offense Game . . . . . . . . . . 875 vs. Colorado, 1980 Season . . . . . . . . 6,682, 1971 Per Game . . . . . . 566.83, 1971

Fewest Turnovers Game . . . . . . . . . . 0, several; last vs. Texas A&M, 2007 Season . . . . . . . . 17, 2002 and 2003 Per Game . . . . . . 1.21, 2002 and 2003

Scoring

Points Scored Game . . . . . . . . . . 82 vs. Colorado, 1980 Season . . . . . . . . 601, 2003 Per Game . . . . . . 46.6, 1956 Most Touchdowns Game . . . . . . . . . . 12 vs. Colorado, 1980 Season . . . . . . . . 80, 2007 Per Game . . . . . . 7.0, 1956 Most Rushing Touchdowns Game . . . . . . . . . . 12 vs. Colorado, 1980 Season . . . . . . . . 61, 1971 Per Game . . . . . . 5.10, 1956 Most Passing Touchdowns Game . . . . . . . . . . 5 vs. Indiana State, 1999; Louisville, 1999; Iowa State, 2003; Texas A&M, 2003, 2004, 2007 North Texas, 2007 Season . . . . . . . . 43, 2003 Per Game . . . . . . 3.07, 2003 Field Goals Game . . . . . . . . . . 4 vs. Texas, 1966; vs. Penn State, 1986; vs. Oklahoma State, 1986; vs. Iowa State, 1995; at Texas A&M, 2002 Season . . . . . . . . 21, 2001 Per Game . . . . . . 1.62, 2001

Returns

Most Punt Return Yards Game . . . . . . . . . . 277 vs. UCLA, 2003 Season . . . . . . . . 949, 1948 Per Game . . . . . . 86.27, 1948 Most Kickoff Return Yards Game . . . . . . . . . . 289 vs. Notre Dame, 1999 Season . . . . . . . . 1,583, 2007 Per Game . . . . . . 113.07, 2007

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Field Goal Percentage Game . . . . . . . . . . 1.000, several, last (3-3) at Baylor, 2006 Season . . . . . . . . .950 (19-20), 2006

Extra Point Percentage Game . . . . . . . . . . 1.000, several, last vs. Oregon, 2006 Holiday Bowl (2-2) Season . . . . . . . . 1.000, several times, last in 1993 (46-46) Most Punts Game . . . . . . . . . . 18 vs. Santa Clara, 1941 Season . . . . . . . . 85, 2001 Punting Average Game . . . . . . . . . . 56.3 vs. Kansas State, 1981 Season . . . . . . . . 42.8, 2007

Defense

Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed Game . . . . . . . . . . -52 vs. Kansas, 1986 Season . . . . . . . . 594, 1949 Per Game . . . . . . 54.00, 1949 Fewest Rushing Attempts Season . . . . . . . . 296, 1999 Per Game . . . . . . 26.9, 1999 Fewest Rushing Yards Per Attempt Season . . . . . . . . 1.58, 1986 Fewest Passing Yards Allowed Game . . . . . . . . . . -2 vs. Oklahoma State, 1993 Season . . . . . . . . 555, 1956 Per Game . . . . . . 55.50, 1956 Fewest Passing Completions Allowed Season . . . . . . . . 47, 1960 Per Game . . . . . . 4.7, 1960 Most Sacks Game . . . . . . . . . . 9, twice; last vs. Nebraska, 2006 Season . . . . . . . . 48, 1986 Per Game . . . . . . 4.09, 1989 Fewest Points Allowed Game . . . . . . . . . . 0, 250 times (118 since 1938); last vs. Middle Tenn., 2006 Season . . . . . . . . 29, 1938 Per Game . . . . . . 2.64, 1938 Fewest Touchdowns Allowed Game . . . . . . . . . . 0, several; last vs. Utah State, 2007 Season . . . . . . . . 4, 1938 Per Game . . . . . . 0.36, 1938 Total Yards Defense Game . . . . . . . . . . 14 vs. Washington State, 1938 Season . . . . . . . . 1,226, 1938 Per Game . . . . . . 111.45, 1938


LONGEST PLAYS Yards Player 100* Mark Bradley 100 Buster Rhymes 100 Al Needs 99* Jerome Ledbetter 99 Joe Golding 97 Derrick Strait 96 Jeff Frazier 96 Randy Hughes 96 Buck McPhail 96 Darrell Royal * First career return

Player Jeff Frazier Buck McPhail DeMarco Murray Jimmy Harris Mike Thomas George Thomas Darrell Shepard Keith Jackson De’Mond Parker Anthony Stafford Marcus Dupree Leon Heath

Passing

Receiver Ben Hart P.J. Mills Lance Rentzel Max Boydston Wahoo McDaniel Virgil Boll Arthur Guess Larry Grigg Ted Long

Pos RB RB RB QB RB RB QB TE RB RB RB RB

Yards Player 100 Buster Rhymes 100* Mark Bradley 99* Jerome Ledbetter 95 Jerome Ledbetter 95 George Thomas 94 Otis Rogers 93 J.T. Thatcher 92 Orville Matthews 91 DeMarco Murray * First career kickoff return attempt

Pos RB DB RB RB RB RB DB RB RB

Cl Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr.

TD Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y

Opponent Kansas State, 1980 Iowa State, 2003 Colorado, 1980 Oklahoma State, 1980 Boston College, 1949 Kansas State, 1937 Kansas State, 2000 Santa Clara, 1940 Baylor, 2007

TD Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Opponent North Texas, 1995 Kansas State, 1951 Utah State, 2007 Kansas, 1954 Oregon, 1972 Oklahoma State, 1949 Colorado, 1980 Nebraska, 1985 San Diego State, 1996 Texas, 1988 Nebraska, 1982 LSU, 1950

TD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Opponent Florida State, 1965 Iowa State, 1995 Maryland, 1964 California, 1954 West Virginia, 1958 Colorado, 1962 Nebraska, 1989 Pittsburgh, 1953 Colorado, 1990

Yards 96 93 91 91 87 85 84 83 82 81 81

Pos QB WR DB RB DB RB DB RB DB DB RB

Cl Jr. So. So. So. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr.

TD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Opponent Kansas State, 1948 Colorado, 1966 Tulsa, 2002 Iowa State, 1955 Missouri, 1994 Iowa State, 1977 UCLA, 2003 Iowa State, 1949 South Florida, 2002 Oklahoma State, 1999 Iowa State, 1957

Pos DB DB DB DB DB QB DB QB RB DB

Cl Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. So. Sr.

TD Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Opponent Kansas State, 1945 Texas, 1946 Texas Tech, 2003 Colorado, 1973 Oklahoma State, 1987 Duke, 1957 Texas Tech, 2000 Maryland, 1955 Kansas State, 1944 Kansas, 1988

Pos DL DB OL LB DL DB DL DB TE LB DL

Cl Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr.

TD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

Opponent Air Force, 2001 San Diego State, 1995 Marquette, 1941 North Texas, 1987 Colorado, 1992 Clemson, 1972 Kansas, 1979 Alabama, 2002 Oklahoma State, 1953 Texas-El Paso, 2000 North Texas, 1987

Play Kickoff Return Rush Troy DeGar Pass Major Applewhite Pass Kickoff Return Kickoff Return Koy Detmer Pass Todd Doxson Pass Carl Straw Pass Rush

Team Kansas State, 1968 Kansas, 1997 Tulsa, 1996 Texas, 1998 Iowa State, 1971 Kansas, 1964 Colorado, 1992 Iowa State, 1995 Kansas State, 1988 Nebraska, 1980

Player Darrell Royal Eddie Hinton Antonio Perkins Tommy McDonald Darrius Johnson Freddie Nixon Antonio Perkins Buddy Jones Antonio Perkins J.T. Thatcher Jakie Sandefer

Interception Returns Yards 100 99 97 96 95 94 85 82 82 80

Player Al Needs Joe Golding Derrick Strait Randy Hughes Rickey Dixon David Baker J.T. Thatcher Carl Dodd Johnny West Scott Garl

Fumble Returns

Pos TE RB P QB RB P P/K P K/P RB QB

Cl So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. So.

Opponent Kansas, 1973 Oklahoma State, 1977 Oklahoma State, 1975 Missouri, 1990 Missouri, 1978 Colorado, 1976 Utah State, 2007 Tulsa, 1987 Florida State, 1980 Auburn, 1971

Cl Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. So.

Opponent Iowa State, 1958 Kansas State, 1970 Oklahoma State, 1996 Oklahoma State, 1948 Nebraska, 1940 Missouri, 1995 Texas Tech, 1993 Iowa State, 1987 Kansas, 1981 North Carolina, 1956 Missouri, 1947

Yards 69 65 61 58 58 57 56 45 43 28 28

Player Cory Heinecke Marlon Wesley Claire Morford Dante Jones Aubrey Beavers Clyde Powers John Goodman Eric Bassey Max Boydston Rocky Calmus Adrian Cooper

Longest Plays Against Yards 100 99 99 97 95 93 92 90 89 89

Player Mack Heron Eric Vann Wes Caswell Wayne McGarity Willie Jones Gale Sayers Charles Johnson Eric Williams Greg Washington Jarvis Redwine

HISTORY

Player Wahoo McDaniel Joe Wylie Brian Lewis Darrell Royal Jack Jacobs Brian Lewis Scott Blanton Todd Thomsen Michael Keeling Billy Pricer Darrell Royal

Kickoff Returns

SEASON REVIEW

Yards 91 87 81 81 79 78 78 78 78 78 78

Cl Jr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr.

Passer Ronnie Fletcher Eric Moore John Hammond Buddy Leake Bobby Boyd Monte Deere Steve Collins Buddy Leake Cale Gundy

Player Tony DiRienzo Uwe von Schamann Tony DiRienzo R.D. Lashar Uwe von Schamaan Uwe von Schamaan Garrett Hartley R.D. Lashar Michael Keeling John Carrol

Punts

Opponent Iowa State, 2003 Kansas State, 1980 Kansas State, 1945 Colorado, 1980 Texas, 1946 Texas Tech, 2003 North Texas, 1995 Colorado, 1973 Kansas State, 1951 Kansas State, 1948

Punt Returns

Field Goals Yards 60 58 56 54 54 54 53 53 53 53

Play KO Return KO Return Int. Return KO Return Int. Return Int. Return Rush Int. Return Rush Punt Return

THE SOONERS

Yards 95 90 90 87 86 83 82 80 80

TD Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y

COACHING STAFF

Yards 96 96 92 91 90 90 89 88 86 86 86 86

Cl Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

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Pos WR RB DB RB DB DB RB DB RB QB

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Yds 1,925 1,896 1,884 1,760 1,670 1,649 1,523 1,344 1,321 1,289

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Rushing - Game

144 ALL-A MERICANS

RUSHING RECORDS Yds 294 291 282 274 261 259 258 249 248 248

Player Greg Pruitt De’Mond Parker Billy Sims Mike Gaddis Steve Owens Earl Johnson David Overstreet Adrian Peterson Quentin Griffin Steve Owens

Rushing - Season Player Adrian Peterson Billy Sims Quentin Griffin Greg Pruitt Billy Sims Steve Owens Steve Owens Mike Gaddis Joe Washington Jack Mildren

Rushing - Career Yds 4,118 4,071 4,045 4,041 3,938 3,403 3,198 3,122 3,033 2,910 2,726

Player Billy Sims Joe Washington Adrian Peterson Steve Owens Quentin Griffin De’Mond Parker Stanley Wilson Greg Pruitt Adrian Peterson Lydell Carr Mike Gaddis

Pos RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB

Class Jr. So. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr.

Att 19 31 36 29 55 28 18 33 32 53

Pos RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB QB

Class Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

Year 2004 1978 2002 1971 1979 1968 1969 1991 1974 1971

Pos RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB

Years 1975-79 1972-75 2004-06 1967-69 1999-02 1996-98 1979-82 1970-72 2004-06 1984-87 1988-91

Rushing Attempts - Game Att 55 53 47 46 44 41 40 39 38 37 37 37

Player Steve Owens Steve Owens Steve Owens Steve Owens Steve Owens Steve Owens Steve Owens Ron Shotts Dewell Brewer Spencer Tillman Steve Owens Steve Owens

Pos RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB

Class Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr.

Rushing Attempts - Season Att 393 358 339 287 256 248 241 225 223 220

Player Steve Owens . . . . . . . . . Steve Owens . . . . . . . . . Adrian Peterson . . . . . . . . Quentin Griffin . . . . . . . . Billy Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Gaddis . . . . . . . . . . Kejuan Jones . . . . . . . . . Jack Mildren . . . . . . . . . . Adrian Peterson . . . . . . . .

Opponent, Year Kansas State, 1971 Texas, 1997 Missouri, 1979 Oklahoma State, 1989 Oklahoma State, 1969 Colorado, 1983 Colorado, 1980 Oklahoma State, 2004 Texas, 2002 Iowa State, 1969

Car 339 256 287 196 248 393 358 241 194 223

Car 593 675 747 958 744 579 567 422 559 563 443

Avg 5.70 7.41 6.56 8.98 6.73 4.20 4.25 5.58 6.81 5.78

TD 15 22 15 18 23 21 23 17 12 20

Avg 6.94 6.03 5.40 4.22 5.29 5.88 5.64 7.40 5.43 5.17 6.15

TD 53 39 40 57 44 21 15 38 29 21 30

Opponent, Year Oklahoma State, 1969 Iowa State, 1969 Kansas State, 1968 Missouri, 1968 Kansas, 1968 Nebraska, 1968 Wisconsin, 1969 Oklahoma State, 1966 Kansas State, 1989 Hawaii, 1983 N.C. State, 1968 Kansas, 1968

Class Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Year 1968 1969 2004 2002 1978 1979 1991 2003 1971 2005

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Rushing Attempts - Career Att 958 747 744 675 593 579 567 563 563 541

Player Steve Owens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adrian Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quentin Griffin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . De’Mond Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stanley Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lydell Carr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Mildren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Years 1967-69 2004-06 1999-02 1972-75 1975-79 1996-98 1979-82 1993-96 1984-87 1969-71

Rushing Touchdowns - Game TD 6 5 5 5 4

Player Class Opponent, Year Quentin Griffin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas, 2000 DeMarco Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Texas, 2007 Jerald Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State, 1994 Steve Owens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nebraska, 1968 By 17 players; most recently by Kejuan Jones vs. Texas Tech, 2003

Rushing Touchdowns - Season TD 23 23 22 21 20 18 18 18 18 17 17 17

Player Year Class Billy Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Steve Owens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Billy Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. Steve Owens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. Jack Mildren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. J.C. Watts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Steve Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So. Greg Pruitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. George Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1949 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Quentin Griffin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So. Mike Gaddis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Billy Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr.

Rushing Touchdowns - Career TD 57 53 44 39 38 35 34 32 32 32

Player Seasons Steve Owens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1967-69 Billy Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1975-79 Quentin Griffin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-02 Joe Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1972-75 Greg Pruitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1970-72 J.C. Watts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976-80 Steve Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1973-75 Jamelle Holieway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985-88 Kejuan Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-04 Jack Mildren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969-71


RUSHING & PASSING RECORDS # 12 11 11 10 9 9 9 8 7 7 7

Player Quentin Griffin . . . . . . . . . . Adrian Peterson . . . . . . . . . . Billy Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Owens . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Washington . . . . . . . . . Steve Owens . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Mildren . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Washington . . . . . . . . . Greg Pruitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . .

Year Class 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fr. 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So. 1969 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. 1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr.

Player Steve Owens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adrian Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adrian Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . De’Mond Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quentin Griffin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Pruitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamelle Holieway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Years 1967-69 2002-06 1975-79 1972-75 2004-06 1996-98 1999-02 1970-72 1973-75 1984-88 1950-52

200-Plus Yard Games - Season # 4 3 3 3 3 3

Player Billy Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adrian Peterson . . . . . . . . . . Quentin Griffin . . . . . . . . . . Billy Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Pruitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Owens . . . . . . . . . . .

Year Class 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fr. 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. 1969 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr.

# 7 6 5 4 4

Player Billy Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adrian Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . De’Mond Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quentin Griffin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Gaddis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Yards 429 420 394 390 389 384 383 374 372 363 353 353

Player Josh Heupel Josh Heupel Jason White Josh Heupel Jason White Jason White Jason White Josh Heupel Josh Heupel Sam Bradford Sam Bradford Josh Heupel

Cl Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr.

Att 42 54 32 53 27 34 29 37 50 23 25 41

Comp 29 37 22 39 44 26 35 29 31 21 20 32

Opponent, Year Louisville, 1999 Baylor, 1999 Texas Tech, 2003 Mississippi, 1999 Iowa State., 2004 Iowa State, 2003 Nebraska, 2004 Kansas St., 2000 Texas A&M, 1999 North Texas, 2007 Baylor, 2007 Indiana St., 1999

Year 1999 2003 2000 2004 2007 2006 2002 2001 1993 2005 1992

Passing Yards - Career Yards 7,922 7,456 6,686 5,091 3,744 3,121 3,095 3,092 2,675 2,449 2,430

Player Jason White Josh Heupel Cale Gundy Nate Hybl Bobby Warmack Sam Bradford Paul Thompson Jack Mildren Eric Moore Garrick McGee Jamelle Holieway

Years 1999-04 1999-00 1990-93 2000-02 1966-68 2007- 2002-06 1969-71 1995-98 1994-95 1985-88

Att 553 451 472 255 341 204 363 412 269 308 227

Att 990 1,025 808 791 475 341 246 358 393 377 257

Comp 349 278 305 390 237 336 209 246 159 167 131

Int 16 10 15 9 8 11 8 13 7 10 15

TD 33 40 20 35 36 22 24 14 17 10 9

Comp Int 627 24 654 31 460 32 464 23 259 19 237 8 409 12 170 25 168 20 195 19 117 15

TD 81 53 40 40 22 36 26 24 15 11 22

Completions - Game # 39 37 36 34 32 32 32 31 31 29 29 29 29

Player Josh Heupel Josh Heupel Nate Hybl Nate Hybl Jason White Josh Heupel Josh Heupel Josh Heupel Josh Heupel Jason White Josh Heupel Josh Heupel Josh Heupel

Cl Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

Att 53 54 48 50 44 50 41 50 48 44 37 43 42

Completions - Season # 349 305 278 246 237 235 209 204 167 159 149 131

Player Josh Heupel Josh Heupel Jason White Nate Hybl Sam Bradford Jason White Nate Hybl Paul Thompson Rhett Bomar Cale Gundy Garrick McGee Cale Gundy

Year 1999 2000 2003 2001 2007 2004 2002 2006 2005 1993 1994 1992

Yards 390 420 347 292 353 352 343 372 311 389 429 374 346

Cl Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Opponent, Year Mississippi, 1999 Baylor, 1999 Tulsa, 2001 Texas Tech, 2001 Baylor, 2001 Texas Tech, 1999 Indiana State, 1999 Texas A&M, 1999 Texas, 1999 Kansas, 2004 Kansas State, 2000 Kansas, 2000 Louisville, 1999

Att 553 472 451 412 341 390 363 336 308 269 284 227

Yards 3,850 3,606 3,846 2,409 3,121 3,205 2,538 2,667 2,018 2,311 1,909 1,914

SEASON REVIEW

Passing Yards - Game

Years 1975-79 2004-06 1996-98 1999-02 1988-91

Cl Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr.

THE SOONERS

200-Plus Yard Games - Career

Player Josh Heupel Jason White Josh Heupel Jason White Sam Bradford Paul Thompson Nate Hybl Nate Hybl Cale Gundy Rhett Bomar Cale Gundy

COACHING STAFF

# 23 22 20 19 17 16 16 13 11 10 10

Yards 3,850 3,846 3,606 3,205 3,121 2,667 2,538 2,409 2,311 2,018 1,914

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

100-Plus Yard Games - Career

Passing Yards - Season

BOOMER S OONER

100-Plus Yard Games - Season

HISTORY 143 1950

* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

PASSING RECORDS Completions - Career # 654 627 464 460 259 246 237 195 170 168 167

Player Josh Heupel Jason White Nate Hybl Cale Gundy Bobby Warmack Paul Thompson Sam Bradford Garrick McGee Jack Mildren Eric Moore Rhett Bomar

Years 1999-00 1999-04 2000-02 1990-93 1966-68 2002-06 2007- 1994-95 1969-71 1995-98 2005

Att Yds 1,025 7,456 990 7,922 791 5,091 808 6,686 475 3,744 409 3,095 341 3,121 377 2,449 358 3,092 393 2,675 308 2,018

Year 2007 2004 2000 2001 1999 2003 2006 1939 2001 1938 1993 1962

Class Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Att 341 390 472 113 553 451 204 66 412 128 269 71

Comp 237 255 305 73 349 278 336 40 246 76 159 41

Completion Percentage - Career Minimum 100 attempts Pct Player .695 Sam Bradford .638 Josh Heupel .633 Jason White .601 Paul Thompson .587 Nate Hybl .569 Cale Gundy .568 Hugh McCullough .545 Bobby Warmack .535 Eddie Crowder .519 Claude Arnold .517 Garrick McGee

Attempts - Game # Player 58 Josh Heupel 54 Josh Heupel 53 Josh Heupel 51 Nate Hybl 50* Jason White 50 Josh Heupel 50 Josh Heupel 48 Nate Hybl 48 Nate Hybl 48 Josh Heupel * Big 12 Championship Game

Attempts - Season # 553 472 451 412 390 363 341 336 308 284 269

Player Josh Heupel Josh Heupel Jason White Nate Hybl Jason White Nate Hybl Sam Bradford Paul Thompson Rhett Bomar Garrick McGee Cale Gundy

Years 2007- 1999-00 1999-04 2002-06 2000-02 1990-93 1937-38 1966-68 1950-53 1948-50 1994-95

Att 341 1,025 990 246 791 808 162 475 114 160 377

Class Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

Comp 26 37 39 34 27 32 31 22 36 31

Yards 328 420 390 292 298 352 372 220 347 311

Year 1999 2000 2003 2001 2004 2002 2007 2006 2005 1994 1993

Cl Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr.

Com 349 305 278 246 255 209 237 204 167 149 159

Comp 237 654 627 409 464 460 92 259 61 83 195

Opponent, Year Colorado, 1999 Baylor, 1999 Mississippi, 1999 Texas Tech, 2001 Kansas St., 2003 Texas Tech, 1999 Texas A&M, 1999 Oklahoma St., 2001 Tulsa, 2001 Texas, 1999

Yards 3,850 3,606 3,846 2,409 3,205 2,538 3,121 2,667 2,018 1,909 2,311

Int 16 15 10 13 9 8 8 11 10 13 7

TD 33 20 40 14 35 24 36 22 10 8 17

144 2008 OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL GUIDE

# 1,025 990 808 791 475 393 377 358 341 325

Player Josh Heupel Jason White Cale Gundy Nate Hybl Bobby Warmack Eric Moore Garrick McGee Jack Mildren Sam Bradford Justin Fuente

Years 1999-00 1999-04 1990-93 2000-02 1966-68 1995-98 1994-95 1969-71 2007- 1996-97

Comp 654 622 460 464 259 168 195 170 237 160

Yards 7,456 7,922 6,686 5,091 3,744 2,675 2,449 3,092 3,121 2,289

Int 31 24 32 23 19 20 19 25 8 18

TD 53 81 40 40 22 15 11 24 36 10

Touchdown Passes - Game

Completion Percentage - Season Minimum 50 attempts Pct Player .695 Sam Bradford .654 Jason White .646 Josh Heupel .646 Jason White .631 Josh Heupel .616 Jason White ,607 Paul Thompson .606 Beryl Clark .597 Nate Hybl .594 Hugh McCullough .591 Cale Gundy .578 Monte Deere

Attempts - Career

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# Player Cl Opponent, Year 5 Sam Bradford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas A&M, 2007 5 Sam Bradford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Texas, 2007 5 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas A&M, 2004 5 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas A&M, 2003 5 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa State, 2003 5 Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louisville, 1999 5* Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indiana State, 1999 4 Sam Bradford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State, 2007 4 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas, 2004 4 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State, 2004 4 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas Tech, 2003 4 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baylor, 2003 4 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas, 2003 4 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fresno State, 2003 4 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas, 2001 4 Eric Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State, 1996 4 Eddie Crowder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado, 1951 4 Claude Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State, 1950 4 Claude Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas, 1950 * First career start

Touchdown Passes - Season # 40 36 35 33 24 22 20 17 14 13 11

Player Year Cl Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Sam Bradford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fr. Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. Nate Hybl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Paul Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Cale Gundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Nate Hybl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. Claude Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1950 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Steve Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr.

Touchdown Passes - Career # 81 53 40 40 36 24 22 22 21 18 16

Player Years Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-04 Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-00 Nate Hybl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-02 Cale Gundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 Sam Bradford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007Jack Mildren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969-71 Jamelle Holieway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985-88 Bobby Warmack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966-68 Steve Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1973-75 Claude Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1948-50 Danny Bradley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981-84


PASSING RECORDS 200-Yard Passing Games - Season

Cl Comp-Att Sr. 16-18 Fr. 21-23 Sr. 9-15 Sr. 17-21 Sr. 14-18 Fr. 11-15 Fr. 20-25 Fr. 11-15 Sr. 26-34 Sr. 19-26 Sr. 22-32 Fr. 19-25 Fr. 21-30 Sr. 29-35 Fr. 19-22 Jr. 22-28

Yards TD Int Opponent, Yr 263 5 0 Texas A&M, 2003 363 3 0 North Texas, 2007 200 4 0 Kansas, 1950 290 4 0 Texas, 2003 257 2 0 Houston, 2004 150 4 1 Oklahoma State, 2007 353 3 1 Baylor, 2007 194 2 0 Iowa St., 1995 384 5 0 Iowa St., 2003 324 3 0 Kansas, 1993 394 4 0 Texas Tech, 2003 205 5 0 Miami, 2007 284 5 0 Texas A&M, 2007 383 3 0 Nebraska, 2004 244 3 1 Tulsa, 2007 341 2 1 Texas Tech, 1992

Passing Efficiency - Season Yr 1971 1962 1952 2007 1974 1988 2004 1950 2003 1972 1951

Cl Com Sr. 32 Jr. 41 Sr. 52 Fr. 237 Jr. 26 Sr. 37 Sr. 255 Sr. 59 Sr. 278 Sr. 59 Jr. 30

Att 68 71 30 341 63 65 390 119 451 116 57

Int 2 0 3 8 4 3 9 1 10 4 1

Yds 3,121 1,189 1,593 7,922 1,313 2,430 3,095 2,036 7,456 6,686 3,092

TD 36 11 18 81 11 22 26 21 53 40 24

Int 8 4 6 24 7 15 14 17 31 32 25

Passing Efficiency - Career Minimum 100 attempts Eff Player 176.53 Sam Bradford 165.94 Eddie Crowder 165.13 Claude Arnold 152.70 Jason White 151.21 Dave Robertson 141.53 Jamelle Holieway 137.84 Paul Thompson 135.96 Steve Davis 135.92 Josh Heupel 134.85 Cale Gundy 128.19 Jack Mildren

Yrs 2007- 1950-52 1948-50 1999-04 1970-72 1985-88 2002-06 1973-75 1999-00 1990-93 1969-71

Com 237 61 83 627 67 117 246 86 654 460 170

Att 341 114 160 990 132 257 409 215 1,025 808 358

# 23 22 12 11 10 6 4 3 2 2

Player Years Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-04 Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-00 Cale Gundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 Nate Hybl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-02 Sam Bradford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007Rhett Bomar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Garrick McGee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-95 Justin Fuente . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-97 Eric Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-98 Bobby Warmack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966-68

300-Yard Passing Games - Season # 8 6 4 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

Player Year Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Sam Bradford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Nate Hybl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Cale Gundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Cale Gundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Nate Hybl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Garrick McGee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Cale Gundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991

300-Yards Passing Games - Career # 14 7 5 3 2 1

Player Years Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-00 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-04 Cale Gundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 Nate Hybl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-02 Sam Bradford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007Garrick McGee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-95

400-Yard Passing Games - Season # 2

Player Year Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999

SEASON REVIEW

TD 10 9 6 36 11 5 35 13 40 10 5

200-Yard Passing Games - Career

THE SOONERS

Yds 889 839 704 3,121 601 686 3,205 1,069 3,846 1,136 475

Player Year Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Sam Bradford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Rhett Bomar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Nate Hybl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Nate Hybl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Cale Gundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Garrick McGee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Cale Gundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993

COACHING STAFF

Minimum 50 attempts Eff Player 199.52 Jack Mildren 198.84 Monte Deere 197.95 Eddie Crowder 176.53 Sam Bradford 166.32 Steve Davis 161.73 Jamelle Holieway 159.42 Jason White 159.41 Claude Arnold 158.11 Jason White 154.68 Dave Robertson 148.07 Eddie Crowder

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2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

Minimum 15 attempts Eff Player 303.29 Jason White 266.92 Sam Bradford 260.00 Claude Arnold 259.81 Jason White 234.38 Jason White 232.00 Sam Bradford 230.21 Sam Bradford 225.97 Eric Moore 219.87 Jason White 215.83 Cale Gundy 213.43 Jason White 210.88 Sam Bradford 204.52 Sam Bradford 203.06 Jason White 201.80 Sam Bradford 197.30 Cale Gundy

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Passing Efficiency - Game

400-Yard Passing Games - Career # 2

Player Years Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-00

HISTORY 145 1950

* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

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7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

PASSING & RECEIVING RECORDS Consecutive Starts by a Quarterback # 34 34 27 25 25 24 21 20 18 17 15

Player Years Steve Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1973-75 Jack Mildren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969-71 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04 Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-00 Bobby Warmack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966-68 J.C. Watts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978-80 Jimmy Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1954-56 Eddie Crowder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1951-52 Danny Bradley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983-84 Jamelle Holieway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986-87 Thomas Lott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977-78

Career Starts by a Quarterback # 37 34 34 33 31 30 29 25 25 25 24 23

Player Years Cale Gundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 Steve Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1973-75 Jack Mildren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969-71 Jamelle Holieway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985-88 Jason White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-04 Bobby Warmack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966-68 Thomas Lott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976-78 Josh Heupel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-00 J.C. Watts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978-80 Jimmy Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1954-56 Danny Bradley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981-84 Nate Hybl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-02

Career Victories by a Quarterback # 32 30 27 25 24 23 23 22 21 20 20

Player Steve Davis Jamelle Holieway Jason White Jimmy Harris Jack Mildren Cale Gundy Thomas Lott J.C. Watts Bobby Warmack Nate Hybl Josh Heupel

Lost 1 3 4 0 9 12 5 3 9 3 5

Tie Pct 1 .956 0 .909 0 .871 0 1.000 1 .721 2 .649 1 .810 0 .880 0 .700 0 .909 0 .800

Years 1973-75 1985-88 1999-04 1954-56 1969-71 1990-93 1976-78 1978-80 1966-68 2000-02 1999-00

Career Winning Percentage by a QB Minimum 15 starts Pct Player 1.000 Jimmy Harris 1.000 Gene Calame .956 Steve Davis .938 Darrell Royal .909 Jamelle Holieway .880 J.C. Watts .871 Jason White .870 Nate Hybl .841 Jack Mitchell .825 Eddie Crowder .810 Thomas Lott .800 Josh Heupel .771 Danny Bradley .721 Jack Mildren .700 Bobby Warmack

Started 25 15 34 16 33 25 31 23 22 20 29 25 24 34 30

W 25 15 32 15 30 22 27 20 18 16 23 20 18 24 21

L 0 0 1 1 3 3 4 3 3 3 5 5 5 9 9

T 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0

Years 1954-56 1953-54 1973-75 1946-49 1985-88 1978-80 1999-04 2000-02 1946-48 1951-52 1976-78 1999-00 1981-84 1969-71 1966-68

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Season Winning Percentage by a QB Minimum 10 starts Pct 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .955 .923 .917 .917 .917 .917

Player Josh Heupel Steve Davis Jimmy Harris Jimmy Harris Darrell Royal Steve Davis Jason White J.C. Watts Steve Davis Dave Robertson Jack Mildren

W 13 11 10 11 10 10 12 11 11 11 11

Receptions - Game # 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9

Player Malcolm Kelly Josh Norman Trent Smith Brandon Jones Quentin Griffin Jarrail Jackson Eddie Hinton Gordon Brown Travis Wilson Quentin Griffin Trent Smith Brandon Daniels Corey Warren

Receptions - Season # 83 68 66 66 64 64 62 56 54 52 51

Player Mark Clayton Juaquin Iglesias Mark Clayton Trent Smith Quentin Griffin Eddie Hinton Malcolm Kelly Brandon Daniels Jarrail Jackson Josh Norman Quentin Griffin

Receptions - Career # 221 169 164 157 144 135 128 123 106

Player Mark Clayton Quentin Griffin Trent Smith Antwone Savage Malcolm Kelly Curtis Fagan Juaquin Iglesias Eddie Hinton Corey Warren

Cl So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

Pos WR WR WR TE RB WR WR WR WR WR RB

Pos WR RB TE WR WR WR WR WR WR

Receiving Yards - Game Yards 190 187 166 165 164 164 163 153 148 143

Player Mark Clayton Corey Warren Mark Clayton Ben Hart Malcolm Kelly Eddie Hinton Tinker Owens Malcolm Kelly Jarrail Jackson Virgil Boil

Cl. Jr. Jr. JR. So. So. Sr. So. So. Sr. So.

Pos. WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR RB

L 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1

Pos WR WR TE WR RB WR WR TE WR RB TE WR WR

Cl Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr So.

T 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Year 2000 1974 1956 1955 1949 1973 2004 1979 1975 1972 1971

Opponent, Year Texas Tech, 2006 Texas Tech, 2001 Kansas, 2001 North Texas, 2003 North Texas, 2001 Mississippi, 1999 Oklahoma State, 1968 Oklahoma State, 1965 Nebraska, 2004 Arkansas, 2002 Tulsa, 2001 Texas Tech, 1999 Texas, 1992

Year 2003 2007 2004 2001 2001 1968 2006 1999 1999 2001 2000

Yds 1,425 907 876 603 472 1,034 993 681 659 479 429

Avg 17.2 13.3 13.3 9.1 7.4 16.2 16.0 12.2 12.2 9.2 8.4

TD 15 5 8 6 2 6 10 4 7 2 0

Year 2001-04 1999-02 1999-02 1999-02 2005-07 1999-02 2005- 1966-68 1990-93

Yds 3,241 1,337 1,525 2,009 2,285 1,689 1,711 1,894 1,785

Avg 14.7 7.9 9.3 12.8 15.9 12.5 13.4 15.4 16.8

TD 31 7 16 13 21 13 9 12 13

Rec. 8 9 7 6 5 10 4 11 7 3

TD 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 2

Opponent, Year Texas, 2003 Texas, 1992 Texas A&M, 2003 Florida State, 1965 Middle Tenn., 2006 Oklahoma State, 1968 Texas, 1973 Texas Tech, 2006 Colorado, 1999 Colorado, 1962


RECEIVING & TOTAL YARDS RECORDS. Player Mark Clayton Eddie Hinton Malcolm Kelly Juaquin Iglesias Mark Clayton Malcolm Kelly Buster Rhymes Brandon Jones Brandon Daniels Travis Wilson Jarrail Jackson Corey Warren Antwone Savage

Pos WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR

Cl Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So.

Receiving Yards - Career Player Mark Clayton Malcolm Kelly Antwone Savage Eddie Hinton Corey Warren Juaquin Iglesias Curtis Fagan Tinker Owens Keith Jackson Stephen Alexander

Pos WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR TE TE

Year 2001-04 2005-07 1999-02 1966-68 1990-03 2005- 1999-02 1972-75 1984-87 1994-97

Rec 83 64 62 68 66 49 31 46 56 50 54 34 50

Rec 221 144 157 123 106 128 135 70 68 104

Avg 17.2 16.2 16.0 13.3 13.3 16.8 23.6 15.4 12.2 13.2 12.2 18.8 12.4

Avg 14.7 15.9 12.8 15.4 16.8 13.4 12.5 23.1 23.7 15.3

TD 15 6 10 5 8 9 3 8 4 11 7 3 3

TD 31 21 13 12 13 9 13 11 15 6

Touchdown Receptions - Game

Player Cl Pos Rec Yds Opponent, Year Jermaine Gresham So. TE 5 80 Texas A&M, 2007 Trent Smith Jr. TE 11 70 Kansas, 2001 Malcolm Kelly Jr. WR 4 102 Miami, 2007 Mark Bradley Sr. WR 4 128 Oklahoma State, 2004 Curtis Fagan So. WR 3 88 Baylor, 2000 Jack Lockett Jr. WR 3 54 Oklahoma State, 1950 Mark Clayton Jr. WR 7 166 Texas A&M, 2003 49 times; most recently WR Manuel Johnson vs. Texas Tech, 2007

Touchdown Receptions - Season Player Mark Clayton Jermaine Gresham Travis Wilson Malcolm Kelly Malcolm Kelly Mark Clayton Brandon Jones Mark Bradley Curtis Fagan Jarrail Jackson Jejuan Rankins Trent Smith Michael McDaniel Corey Warren Eddie Hinton

Year 2003 2007 2004 2006 2007 2004 2003 2004 2000 1999 2003 2001 1996 1993 1968

Cl Jr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Pos WR TE WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR TE WR WR WR

Player Year Cl Mark Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. Mark Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Juaquin Iglesias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. Malcolm Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr. Michael McDaniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Eddie Hinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. 8 times; most recently by Mark Clayton, 2001

100-Yard Receiving Games - Career # 15 9 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Player Years Mark Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 Malcolm Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-07 Juaquin Iglesias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005Eddie Hinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966-68 Michael McDaniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-96 Antwone Savage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-02 Corey Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 Ben Hart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1964-66 Jon Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1970-71 Tinker Owens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1972-75 Stephen Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-97

Total Offense - Game Yards 410 397 387 384 377 375 373 371 368 362 360

Name Josh Heupel Josh Heupel Josh Heupel Jason White Josh Heupel Jason White Sam Bradford Jason White Jason White Nate Hybl Nate Hybl

Cl Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Pl 47 57 60 34 55 37 25 46 36 44 53

Total Offense - Season Yards 3,773 3,749 3,696 3,149 3,128 2,818 2,484 2,483 2,451 2,294 2,178 2,014 1,992 1,925

Player Josh Heupel Josh Heupel Jason White Jason White Sam Bradford Paul Thompson Nate Hybl Cale Gundy Nate Hybl Rhett Bomar Jack Mildren Garrick McGee Bobby Warmack Adrian Peterson

Cl Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr.

Run -19 -23 -3 0 5 -8 10 -18 -26 12 13

Pass 419 420 390 384 372 383 363 389 394 350 347

Year 2000 1999 2003 2004 2007 2006 2002 1993 2001 2005 1971 1994 1968 2004

Plays 555 607 493 413 348 407 426 399 497 398 291 383 315 339

TD 6 3 3 5 6 3 3 4 4 3 2

Rush 167 -101 -150 -56 7 151 -54 172 42 276 1289 105 334 1,925

Opponent, Year Louisville, 1999 Baylor, 1999 Mississippi, 1999 Iowa St., 2003 Texas A&M, 1999 Nebraska, 2004 North Texas, 2007 Kansas, 2004 Texas Tech, 2003 North Texas, 2001 Tulsa, 2001

Pass 3,606 3,850 3,846 3,205 3,121 2667 2,538 2,311 2,409 2,018 889 1,909 1,658 0

TD 27 38 41 35 36 25 25 23 18 14 30 10 16 15

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# 8 4 3 3 3 3 2

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# 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 2

100-Yard Receiving Games - Season

COACHING STAFF

Yards 3,241 2,285 2,009 1,894 1,785 1,711 1,689 1,619 1,609 1,591

Year 2003 1968 2006 2007 2004 2007 1983 2003 1999 2004 1999 1992 2000

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

Yards 1,425 1,035 993 907 876 821 731 709 681 660 659 640 621

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Receiving Yards - Season

Touchdown Receptions - Career

Player Years Pos Mark Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WR Malcolm Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WR Travis Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WR Trent Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TE Keith Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TE Brandon Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WR Curtis Fagan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WR Antwone Savage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WR Corey Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WR Eddie Hinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966-68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WR Jermaine Gresham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TE

HISTORY

# 31 21 17 16 15 14 13 13 13 12 12

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* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

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TOTAL YARDS & RETURN RECORDS Total Offense - Career Yards 7,877 7,522 6,923 5,143 5,117 5,074 4,713 4,160 4,118 4,111 4,109

Player Jason White Josh Heupel Cale Gundy Jamelle Holieway Jack Mildren Nate Hybl Bobby Warmack Steve Davis Billy Sims Joe Washington Steve Owens

Years 1999-04 1999-00 1990-93 1985-88 1969-71 2000-02 1966-68 1973-75 1975-79 1972-75 1967-69

All-Purpose Yards - Game Yards 374 317 307 302 295 295 282 277 272 268

Player Greg Pruitt Mike Gaddis De’Mond Parker Billy Vessels Steve Sewell David Overstreet Billy Sims Antonio Perkins De’Mond Parker Brandon Daniels

Plays 22 30 32 21 30 19 36 7 20 8

Rush 294 27 291 208 153 258 282 - 244 39

Plays 1,114 1,162 1,112 796 899 942 805 749 593 680 964

Rec PR KR 34 - 46 43 - - 16 - - 94 - 94 142 - - 37 - - - - - - 277 - 28 - 19 229 - 229

All-Purpose Yards - Season Yards 2,148 2,066 1,937 1,931 1,904 1,884 1,883 1,744 1,712 1,604 1,599

Player Quentin Griffin Greg Pruitt Adrian Peterson Billy Sims Joe Washington Steve Owens Juaquin Iglesias Joe Washington Billy Sims Eddie Hinton Billy Vessels

Year 2002 1971 2004 1978 1974 1968 2007 1973 1979 1968 1950

Plays 322 210 339 257 228 412 108 218 249 121 185

Player Joe Washington Quentin Griffin Greg Pruitt Adrian Peterson Steve Owens Billy Sims De’Mond Parker Eddie Hinton Buster Rhymes Stanley Wilson Mark Clayton Dewell Brewer

Years 1972-75 1999-02 1970-72 2004-06 1967-69 1975-79 1996-98 1966-68 1980-84 1979-82 2001-04 1989-92

Plays 820 913 499 778 987 597 632 326 300 603 249 543

Punt Return Yards - Game Yards 277 160 150 150 146 137 127 121 120 118

Player Antonio Perkins J.T. Thatcher Antonio Perkins Brandon Jones Jarrail Jackson J.T. Thatcher Tommy McDonald Antonio Perkins Dan Ruster Larry Grigg

Cl Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So.

Ret 7 5 6 7 6 7 4 5 7 8

Pass 7,922 7,456 6,686 2,430 3,092 5,091 3,744 2,036 0 40 68

Rush 4,071 3,938 3,122 4,045 4,041 4,118 3,403 633 1,158 3,198 82 2,298

Avg 39.57 32.00 25.00 21.43 24.33 19.57 31.75 24.20 17.14 14.75

Rec 253 1,337 491 198 168 77 504 1,894 1,118 155 3,241 311

TD 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1

TD 83 65 56 54 56 45 35 55 53 40 60

Opp., Year Kansas State, 1971 Oklahoma St., 1989 Texas, 1997 Nebraska, 1950 Kansas St., 1984 Colorado, 1980 Missouri, 1979 UCLA, 2003 SDSU, 1996 Notre Dame, 1999

Rush Rec PR KR 1,884 264 - - 1,760 108 1 197 1,925 12 - - 1,896 35 - - 1,321 71 332 180 1,649 123 - 112 87 907 13 826 1,173 89 26 222 1,670 42 - - 109 1,035 52 376 938 250 60 322

All-Purpose Yards - Career Yards 5,881 5,275 4,431 4,405 4,362 4,249 4,129 4,000 3,800 3,782 3,544 3,454

Rush -45 66 237 2,713 2,025 -17 969 2,124 4,118 4,071 4,041

Int - - - - - - - - - 32 29

TD 18 18 15 22 14 21 6 10 23 6 15

PR KR Int 829 728 - - 139 679 - 162 - 153 - 54 - 222 474 967 32 287 1237 59 370 101 120 182 663 -

Opponent, Year UCLA, 2003 Arkansas St., 2000 South Florida, 2002 Tulsa, 2001 Missouri, 1999 Baylor, 2000 Iowa State, 1955 Missouri, 2003 SMU, 1971 Nebraska, 1951

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Punt Return Yards - Season Yards 643 642 634 517 410 357 332 323 319

Player Antonio Perkins Antonio Perkins J.T. Thatcher Jack Mitchell Jarrail Jackson Curtis Fagan Joe Washington Jarrail Jackson Basil Banks

Cl So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So.

Year 2002 2003 2000 1948 1998 2001 1974 1999 1979

Punt Return Yards - Career Yards 1,441 1,238 927 829 780 616 608 606 573

Player Antonio Perkins Jarrail Jackson Jack Mitchell Joe Washington J.T. Thatcher Darrius Jackson Derrick Shepard Freddie Nixon Buddy Jones

Year 2002-04 1996-99 1946-48 1972-75 1997-00 1992-95 1983-86 1976-79 1947-50

Ret 43 53 43 22 37 52 24 33 18

Ret 113 126 39 93 47 79 74 59 56

Avg 14.95 12.11 14.74 23.50 11.08 6.87 13.83 9.73 17.72

Avg 12.8 9.83 23.77 8.91 16.6 7.80 8.22 10.27 10.23

TD 3 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 0

TD 8 2 7 3 3 1 0 1 2

Punt Return Average - Season Minimum 10 returns Avg Player 23.50 Jack Mitchell 20.23 Tommy McDonald 17.72 Basil Banks 17.67 Clendon Thomas 17.20 Dan Ruster 16.29 Larry Shields 15.17 Jakie Sandefer 14.95 Antonio Perkins 14.74 J.T. Thatcher

Cl Sr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr.

Year 1948 1955 1979 1955 1971 1964 1957 2002 2000

Ret 22 13 18 12 10 14 18 43 43

Yds 517 263 319 212 172 228 273 643 634

TD 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 2

Punt Return Average - Career Minimum 20 returns Avg Player 23.77 Jack Mitchell 20.25 Clendon Thomas 17.10 Larry Shields 16.86 Orville Matthews 16.60 J.T. Thatcher 16.55 Tommy McDonald 15.71 Darrell Royal 14.61 Paul Lea 14.48 Bobby Boyd 13.52 Jakie Sandefer

Years 1946-48 1955-57 1963-64 1939-41 1997-00 1954-56 1946-49 1960-62 1957-59 1956-58

Ret 39 20 20 22 47 33 35 23 27 29

Yds 927 405 342 371 780 546 550 336 391 392

TD 7 1 2 2 3 3 3 0 1 1


RETURNS & PUNTING RECORDS Player Brandon Daniels Juaquin Iglesias J.T. Thatcher Stanley Wilson DeMarco Murray Orville Matthews Travian Smith Antwone Savage Juaquin Iglesias Antwone Savage Jarrail Jackson Michael Thornton

Cl Ret Sr. 5 Jr. 7 Sr. 4 Sr. 5 Fr. 3 Jr. 2 Sr. 5 Sr. 3 Jr. 3 Jr. 2 Sr. 5 Jr. 2

Avg 45.8 27.9 37.5 26.6 43.0 63.4 24.0 39.3 38.3 57.0 21.4 53.0

Cl Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. So. So. Jr. So.

Year 2007 1999 2001 2007 1970 2005 1968 1990 1969 1998 1966

Kick Return Yards - Career Player Buster Rhymes Juaquin Iglesias Antwone Savage Eddie Hinton Jarrail Jackson Brandon Daniels P.J. Mills Joe Washington Otis Taylor Reggie Smith

Year 1980-84 2005- 1999-02 1966-68 1996-99 1996-99 1992-95 1972-75 1989-92 2005-07

Ret 29 16 16 15 19 18 19 15 17 12 15

Ret 55 43 39 47 53 33 39 39 34 33

Avg 28.5 31.8 28.0 29.3 20.8 20.9 19.8 24.4 21.1 28.5 22.5

TD 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cl Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Sr.

Cl Jr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

Att 3 3 4 5 3 3 3 9 3 5

Yards 169 167 219 271 162 161 159 471 156 260

Opponent, Year Kansas, 1981 Iowa State, 1958 Texas A&M, 2005 Air Force, 2001 Vanderbilt, 1977 Missouri, 1964 Missouri, 1998 Nebraska, 1940 Oklahoma State, 1975 Kansas State, 1940

TD 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Year 1999 2007 2007 1998 1971 2001 2002 2006 1990 2000 1987

Ret 16 15 22 12 10 16 12 14 15 11 14

Yards 508 439 631 342 285 448 316 363 366 264 334

TD 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

Minimum 25 punts Avg Player 47.8 Jack Jacobs 43.5 Jeff Ferguson 43.0 Jeff Ferguson 42.8 Michael Keeling 42.5 Joe Don Looney 42.3 Cody Freeby 42.1 Michael Cohen 42.0 Blake Ferguson 41.9 Brad Reddell 41.9 Blake Ferguson 41.9 Jeff Ferguson

Year 1940 2000 2001 1982 1962 2005 2007 2004 1992 2003 1999

Cl Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So.

Punts 31 56 80 52 43 71 30 52 49 56 55

Yards 1,483 2,437 3,439 2,225 1,827 3,004 1,263 2,183 2,054 2,346 2,302

Punting Average - Career Minimum 50 punts Avg Player 42.5 Jeff Ferguson 42.3 Cody Freeby 42.1 Jack Jacobs 41.7 Michael Keeling 41.4 Michael Cohen 41.2 Brad Reddell 40.8 Brian Lewis 40.7 Joe Don Looney 40.6 Blake Ferguson 40.3 Todd Thomsen 39.8 Darren Atyia 39.8 Uwe von Schamann 39.6 Gordon Wheeler 39.3 Tim Daughtry 39.2 Mike Winchester 38.9 Tom Stidham 38.8 Steve Zabel

Years 1998-01 2005 1939-41 1979-82 2006-07 1989-92 1995-96 1962 2002-04 1986-88 1983 1976-78 1966-67 1994-95 1984-86 1965-66 1967-69

Punts 252 71 111 187 81 188 112 52 182 146 64 50 58 67 156 85 68

Yards 10,706 3,004 4,673 7,797 3,354 7,738 4,574 2,118 7,380 5,889 2,548 1,988 2,294 2,632 6,110 3,309 2,641

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Avg 22.5 27.7 25.5 20.6 17.9 23.9 18.8 18.7 21.4 21.9

Kick Return Average - Season Minimum 10 returns Avg Player 31.8 Brandon Daniels 29.3 DeMarco Murray 28.7 Juaquin Iglesias 28.5 Michael Thornton 28.5 Joe Wylie 28.0 Antwone Savage 26.3 Antwone Savage 25.9 Juaquin Iglesias 24.4 Otis Taylor 24.0 J.T. Thatcher 23.9 Anthony Stafford

Minimum 3 punts Avg Player 56.3 Michael Keeling 55.7 Wahoo McDaniel 54.8 Cody Freeby 54.2 Jeff Ferguson 54.0 Darrol Ray 53.7 Lance Rentzel 53.0 Jeff Ferguson 52.3 Jack Jacobs 52.0 Joe Washington 52.0 Jack Jacobs

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Yards 1,237 1,189 993 967 947 787 732 728 727 721

Punting Average - Game

COACHING STAFF

Player Juaquin Iglesias Brandon Daniels Antwone Savage DeMarco Murray Greg Pruitt Reggie Smith Eddie Hinton Otis Taylor Everett Marshall Mike Thornton Eddie Hinton

Opponent, Year Notre Dame, 1999 West Virginia, 2007 Kansas State, 2000 Arizona, 1982 Baylor, 2007 Santa Clara, 1940 Texas A&M, 1997 Texas, 2002 Texas Tech, 2007 North Carolina, 2001 Mississippi, 1999 Texas, 1998

Punting Average - Season

Kick Return Yards - Season Yards 826 508 448 439 396 377 376 366 359 342 337

TD 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

Yards 229 195 150 133 129 127 120 118 115 114 107 106

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Kick Returns Yards - Game

Kick Return Average - Career Years 2005- 1970-72 1999-02 1996-99 1946-48 1980-84 2005-07 1985-88 2005- 1989-92 1989-92

Ret 43 21 39 33 29 55 33 20 30 34 32

Yards 1,189 539 993 787 665 1,237 721 435 648 727 663

TD 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

HISTORY

Minimum 20 returns Avg Player 27.7 Juaquin Iglesias 25.7 Joe Wylie 25.5 Antwone Savage 23.9 Brandon Daniels 22.9 Jack Mitchell 22.5 Buster Rhymes 21.9 Reggie Smith 21.8 Anthony Stafford 21.6 Reggie Smith 21.4 Otis Taylor 20.7 Dewell Brewer

149 1950

* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

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7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

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SCORING RECORDS

150

Points Scored - Game Pts 36 30 30 30 30 24 2007

Player Pos Quentin Griffin RB DeMarco Murray RB Kejuan Jones RB Jerald Moore RB Steve Owens RB 24 times; most recently

Cl Opponent, Year So. Texas, 2000 Fr. North Texas, 2007 So. Texas Tech, 2003 So. Okla. State, 1994 Jr. Nebraska, 1968 by D. Murray vs. Baylor,

Points Scored - Season Pts 138 138 132 131 129 126 124 115 110 108

Player Pos Cl Year TD FG PAT 2PT Billy Sims RB Sr. 1979 23 0 0 0 Steve Owens RB Sr. 1969 23 0 0 0 Billy Sims RB Jr. 1978 22 0 0 0 Trey DiCarlo K So. 2003 0 19 74 0 George Thomas RB Sr. 1949 21 0 3 0 Steve Owens RB Jr. 1968 21 0 0 0 Jack Mildren QB Sr. 1971 20 0 0 2 Tim Duncan K Sr. 2001 1 21 46 0 Garrett Hartley K Sr. 2007 0 13 71 0 Six tied, most recent Quentin Griffin (18 TD) in 2002

Points Scored - Career Pts 342 328 321 318 310 313 306 306 262

Player Pos Steve Owens RB R.D. Lashar K Tim Lashar K Billy Sims RB Garrett Hartley K Tim Duncan K Trey DiCarlo K Quentin Griffin RB Joe Washington RB

Years 1967-69 1987-90 1983-86 1975-79 2004-07 1999-01 2002-04 1999-01 1972-75

TD 57 0 0 53 0 2 0 51 43

Touchdowns - Season # 23 23 22 21 21 20 18 18 18 18 18 18

Player Billy Sims Steve Owens Billy Sims Steve Owens George Thomas Jack Mildren Quentin Griffin J.C. Watts Steve Davis Greg Pruitt Clendon Thomas Billy Vessels

Pos RB RB RB RB RB QB RB QB RB RB RB RB

Cl Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr.

Touchdowns - Career # 57 53 51 43 41 41 37 37 36 35 35

Player Steve Owens Billy Sims Quentin Griffin Joe Washington Greg Pruitt Adrian Peterson Clendon Thomas George Thomas Tommy McDonald J.C. Watts Billy Vessels

Pos RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB QB RB

Field Goals - Season # 21 19 19 19

Player Tim Duncan Garrett Hartley Trey DiCarlo Tim Lashar

Cl Sr. Jr. So. Jr.

FG 0 44 48 0 47 48 43 0 0

Year 2001 2006 2003 1985

PAT 0 196 177 1 169 157 177 0 0

2P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Year 1979 1969 1978 1968 1949 1971 2002 1980 1973 1971 1956 1952

Years 1967-69 1975-79 1999-02 1972-75 1970-72 2004-06 1955-57 1946-49 1954-56 1978-80 1950-52

Att Pct 30 .700 20 .950 22 .864 25 .760

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Trey DiCarlo Scott Blanton Tim Duncan R.D. Lashar Garrett Hartley Jeremy Alexander Uwe von Schamann

Fr. So. Jr. Sr. So. So. Jr.

2002 1992 2000 1990 2005 1995 1977

Field Goals - Career # 48 48 47 44 43 41 33 31 22 20

Player Tim Duncan Tim Lashar Garrett Hartley R.D. Lashar Trey DiCarlo Scott Blanton Uwe von Schamann Jeremy Alexander Michael Keeling Tony DiRienzo

Years 1999-01 1983-86 2004-07 1987-90 2002-04 1991-94 1976-78 1994-97 1979-82 1973-75

22 .727 18 .889 24 .625 24 .625 21 .636 17 .824 23 .609

Att Pct 72 .667 70 .686 58 .810 63 .698 59 .729 63 .651 51 .647 46 .630 37 .595 34 .588

Kick Scoring - Game # 17 16 15 15 15

Player Trey DiCarlo Tim Duncan Tim Duncan Jeremy Alexander Tim Lashar

Cl So. Sr. So. So. Jr.

FG PAT Opponent, Year 3 8 Texas, 2003 3 7 Tulsa, 2001 3 6 Texas A&M, 1999 4 3 Iowa St., 1995 3 6 Missouri, 1985

Kick Scoring - Season Pts 131 110 109 106 106 105 102 101 95 91

Player Trey DiCarlo Garrett Hartley Tim Duncan Trey DiCarlo Garrett Hartley Tim Duncan Tim Lashar Tim Lashar R.D. Lashar R.D. Lashar

Cl So. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr.

Year 2003 2007 2001 2002 2006 2000 1986 1985 1990 1987

Player R.D. Lashar Tim Lashar Garrett Hartley Trey DiCarlo Tim Duncan Uwe von Schamann Scott Blanton Michael Keeling Jeremy Alexander Tony DiRienzo Rick Fulcher

Years 1987-90 1983-86 2004-07 2002-04 1999-01 1976-78 1991-94 1979-82 1994-97 1973-75 1972-73

FG 44 48 47 43 48 33 41 22 31 20 15

PAT 196 177 169 177 157 149 124 150 73 74 89

PAT Percentage - Season Minimum 25 made Pct Player 1.000 Scott Blanton 1.000 Scott Blanton 1.000 R.D. Lashar 1.000 R.D. Lashar 1.000 Tim Lashar 1.000 Michael Keeling 1.000 Uwe von Schamann 1.000 Uwe von Schamann 1.000 Tony DiRienzo

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Year 1994 1993 1990 1989 1986 1979 1978 1977 1974

Minimum 50 made Pct Player .993 Uwe von Schamann .983 Tim Lashar .970 R.D. Lashar .969 Tim Duncan .960 Garrett Hartley .957 Trey DiCarlo .949 Tony DiRienzo .938 Michael Keeling .937 Rick Fulcher .925 Scott Blanton

Cl Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Att Md 41 41 46 46 50 50 45 45 66 66 35 35 63 63 47 47 39 39

Years 1976-78 1983-86 1987-90 1999-01 2004-07 2002-04 1973-75 1979-82 1972-73 1991-94

Att 150 180 202 162 176 132 78 160 95 134

PAT 149 177 196 157 169 138 74 150 89 124

FG Percentage - Season Minimum 10 attempts Pct Player .950 Garrett Hartley .889 Scott Blanton .867 Garrett Hartley .864 Trey DiCarlo .824 Jeremy Alexander .813 R.D. Lashar .800 Tim Lashar .769 Matt Reeves .769 John Carroll .760 Tim Lashar

Cl Jr. So. Sr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr.

Year 2006 1992 2007 2003 1995 1989 1986 1998 1971 1985

Made Att 19 20 16 18 13 15 19 22 14 17 13 16 12 15 10 13 10 13 19 25

FG Percentage - Career Minimum 20 attempts Pct Player .810 Garrett Hartley .717 Trey DiCarlo .698 R.D. Lashar .686 Tim Lashar .667 Tim Duncan .651 Scott Blanton .647 Uwe von Schamann .630 Jeremy Alexander .595 Michael Keeling .588 Tony DiRienzo

PAT - Season

Kick Scoring - Career Pts 328 321 310 306 301 248 247 216 166 134 134

FG PAT 19 74 13 71 21 46 16 58 19 49 15 60 12 66 19 44 15 50 10 61

PAT Percentage - Career

PAT 74 71 66 63 61 60 58 54 51

Player Trey DiCarlo Garrett Hartley Tim Lashar Uwe von Schamann R.D. Lashar Tim Duncan Trey DiCarlo John Carroll Tim Duncan

PAT - Career PAT 196 177 177 169 157 150 149 124 109 89

Player R.D. Lashar Trey DiCarlo Tim Lashar Garrett Hartley Tim Duncan Michael Keeling Uwe von Schamann Scott Blanton Bruce Derr Rick Fulcher

Years 2004-07 2002-04 1987-90 1983-86 1999-01 1991-94 1976-78 1994-97 1979-82 1973-75

Cl So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. So.

Year 2003 2007 1986 1978 1987 2000 2002 1971 1999

Years 1987-90 2002-04 1983-86 2004-07 1999-01 1979-82 1976-78 1991-94 1968-70 1972-73

Made 47 43 44 48 48 41 33 29 22 20

Att 58 60 63 70 72 63 51 46 37 34

Att Pct 76 .974 77 .922 66 1.000 63 1.000 65 .938 61 .984 62 .935 65 .831 53 .962

Att Pct 202 .970 186 .951 180 .983 176 .960 162 .969 160 .938 150 .993 134 .925 120 .908 95 .937


DEFENSIVE RECORDS # 23 22 21 21 21 20 20 19 19 19 19

Player Jackie Shipp Rocky Calmus Kevin Murphy Daryl Hunt Rod Shoate Rodney Rideau Daryl Hunt Lance Mitchell Rick Bryan George Cumby Daryl Hunt

Pos LB LB DL LB LB DB LB LB DL LB LB

Player Jackie Shipp Daryl Hunt Steve Aycock George Cumby Daryl Hunt Daryl Hunt Curtis Lofton Rod Shoate George Cumby Jackie Shipp

Pos LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB

Tackles - Career Player Daryl Hunt Jackie Shipp George Cumby Rocky Calmus Rod Shoate Brian Bosworth Tyrell Peters Rick Bryan Kevin Murphy Lee Roy Selmon

Pos LB LB LB LB LB LB LB DL DL DL

Year 1981 1976 1970 1979 1977 1978 2007 1974 1977 1982

Years 1975-78 1980-83 1975-79 1998-01 1972-74 1984-86 1993-96 1980-83 1981-85 1972-75

Tackles For Loss - Game

Player Pos Cl Yds Opp., Year Teddy Lehman LB Sr. 10 Kan. St., 2003 Jimmy Wilkerson LB Fr. 13 Baylor, 2000 Brian Bosworth LB Jr. 19 Kansas, 1986 Tony Casillas DL Jr. 25 Iowa St., 1984 Keith Gary DL Sr. 33 Florida St., 1980 Greg Sellmeyer DL So. 16 Nebraska, 1976 24 times; last by Rufus Alexander vs. Okla. St, 2006 * Big 12 Championship Game

Tackles For Loss - Season Player Pos Kelly Gregg DL Martin Chase DL Cedric Jones DL Tony Casillas DL Jimmy Wilkerson DL Jimbo Elrod DL Teddy Lehman LB Dusty Dvoracek DL Lance Mitchell LB Torrance Marshall LB

Cl Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Year 1998 1997 1994 1984 2001 1975 2003 2005 2002 1999

Yards 74 111 100 142 85 88 47 61 46 65

Pos LB DL LB DL DL DL DE DL DL DL DL

Sacks - Game # 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Player Pos Cl Cedric Jones DE Jr. Calvin Thibodeaux DE Jr. Rufus Alexander LB Jr. Larry Birdine DE So. Dan Cody DL Jr. Jimmy Wilkerson DL So. Martin Chase DL Sr. Roderick Manuel DL Sr. Cedric Jones DL Sr. Stacy Dillard DL Jr. Troy Johnson DL Jr. Brian Bosworth LB So. Tony Casillas DL Jr. Brian Bosworth LB Fr. Thomas Benson LB Sr. Kevin Murphy DL Jr.

Sacks - Season # 14 14 11.5 11 10 10 10 10 10 9.5 9 9 9 9

Player Pos Martin Chase DL Cedric Jones DL Aubrey Beavers DL Cedric Jones DL Calvin Thibodeaux DE Dan Cody DE Dan Cody DL Troy Johnson DL Tony Casillas DL Auston English DL Kelly Gregg DL Aubrey Beavers DL Reggie Barnes DL Scott Evans DL

Sacks - Career # 31.5 25 24 23 20.5 20 19

Player Cedric Jones Dan Cody Scott Evans Troy Johnson Aubrey Beavers Darrell Reed Kelly Gregg

Year 1998-01 1995-98 2000-03 1992-95 2001-05 1973-75 2000-04 1987-90 1984-87 1982-85 1972-75

Yds 40 18 25 14 23 13 23 14 21 10 21 17 20 12 27 31

Interceptions - Game # 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Player J.T. Thatcher Darnell Walker Bud Hebert Randy Hughes Steve Barrett Jerry Tubbs Darrell Royal Jack Jacobs

Pos DB DB DB DB DB LB DB DB

Opponent, Year Texas Tech, 1994 Texas A&M, 2005 Nebraska, 2005 Baylor, 2004 Okla. St., 2003 Texas, 2001 Syracuse, 1997 TCU, 1996 SMU, 1995 Iowa State, 1991 Arkansas, 1986 Kansas St., 1985 Iowa State, 1984 Iowa State, 1984 Hawaii, 1983 Kansas St., 1983

Cl Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

Pos DL DE DL DL DL DL DL

Yards 184 160 149 261 167 224 209 223 187 248 184

Yds 199 162 178 145 105 131 88

Year 1997 1994 1992 1995 2005 2004 2003 1986 1984 2007 1998 1993 1991 1990

Yds 91 85 57 77 52 66 65 64 84 64 51 48 49 75

Years 1992-95 2000-04 1987-90 1984-87 1990-93 1984-87 1995-98

Cl Yds Opp., Year Sr. 9 Kansas, 2000 Sr. 2 Colorado, 1992 Sr. 25 Florida St., 1979 Sr. 0 Nebraska, 1974 Jr. 6 Nebraska, 1967 Jr. 0 Texas, 1955 So. 34 Okla. St., 1947 Sr. 45 Marquette, 1941

Interceptions - Season # 9 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Player Rickey Dixon J.T. Thatcher Scott Case Darrol Ray Brodney Pool Sonny Brown Zac Henderson Steve Barrett Darrell Royal Dan Ruster Huel Hamm

Pos DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB

Cl Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr.

Year 1987 2000 1983 1978 2003 1985 1977 1967 1947 1972 1942

Yds 232 162 110 135 79 111 89 32 68 64 38

Avg TD 25.78 1 20.25 1 13.75 1 16.88 0 11.29 0 15.86 0 12.71 0 4.57 0 5.43 0 10.67 0 5.43 0

Interceptions - Career # 18 17 16 15 15 14 14 13 13 13 13

Player Darrell Royal Rickey Dixon Sonny Brown Darrol Ray Zac Henderson Derrick Strait Randy Hughes Darrius Johnson Jason Belser Steve Barrett Ed Lisak

Pos DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB

Years Yds Avg TD 1946-49 111 6.17 0 1984-87 303 17.82 2 1983-86 199 12.44 0 1976-79 312 20.80 0 1974-77 135 9.00 0 2000-03 397 28.36 3 1972-74 197 14.07 2 1992-95 155 11.92 1 1988-91 216 16.62 1 1966-68 61 4.69 0 1948-50 232 17.85 0

Interception Yards - Game Yds 127 112 99 97 96 95 94 85 82 82

Player Derrick Strait Al Needs Joe Golding Derrick Strait Randy Hughes Rickey Dixon David Baker J.T. Thatcher Carl Dodd Johnny West

Cl Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. So.

Int 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1

Avg TD Game 63.5 1 Baylor, 2002 56.0 1 Kansas St., 1945 99.0 1 Texas, 1946 97.0 0 Texas Tech, 2003 96.0 1 Colorado, 1973 47.5 1 Okla. St., 1987 94.0 1 Duke, 1957 85.0 1 Texas Tech, 2000 82.0 1 Maryland, 1955 82.0 1 Kansas St., 1944

Interception Yards - Season Yds 232 177 175 165 162 148 137 136 135 127

Player Rickey Dixon Joe Golding Derrick Strait Randy Hughes J.T. Thatcher David Baker Ed Lisak Tommy McDonald Darrol Ray Derrick Strait

Pos DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB

Cl Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

Year 1987 1946 2002 1973 2000 1957 1949 1956 1978 2003

Int 9 3 6 5 8 5 5 6 8 3

Avg TD 25.78 1 59.00 1 29.17 1 33.00 1 20.25 1 29.60 1 27.40 0 22.67 1 16.88 0 42.33 0

Interception Yards - Career Yds 397 302 303 232 216 212 207 204 199 197

Player Derrick Strait Darrol Ray Rickey Dixon Ed Lisak Jason Belser Joe Golding Darnell Walker Scott Garl Sonny Brown Randy Hughes

Pos DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB

Years 2000-03 1976-79 1984-87 1948-50 1988-91 1941-46 1990-92 1985-88 1983-86 1972-74

Int 14 15 17 13 13 6 12 10 16 14

Avg TD 28.36 3 20.80 0 17.82 2 17.85 0 16.62 1 35.33 1 17.25 1 20.40 1 12.44 0 14.07 2

HISTORY

# 24 21 21 21 20 20 19 19 19 19

Player Rocky Calmus Kelly Gregg Teddy Lehman Cedric Jones Dusty Dvoracek Jimbo Elrod Dan Cody Scott Evans Darrell Reed Tony Casillas Lee Roy Selmon

SEASON REVIEW

# 5* 5 5 5 5 5 4

# 59 53 48.5 48.5 45 44 41 41 40 40 40

THE SOONERS

# 530 489 437 431 426 413 380 365 353 335

Cl So. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr.

Tackles For Loss - Career

COACHING STAFF

# 189 177 175 160 159 157 156 155 154 147

Opp., Year Missouri, 1981 Colorado, 1999 Missouri, 1983 Missouri, 1977 Texas, 1974 Notre Dame, 1999 Iowa St., 1976 Missouri, 2002 Kansas St., 1983 Missouri, 1977 Vanderbilt, 1977

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

Tackles - Season

Cl So. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Jr.

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Tackles - Game

151 1950

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6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS 144 ALL-A MERICANS

Pass Deflections - Season

Pass Deflections - Career

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pass Deflections - Game

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

DEFENSIVE & SEASON RECORDS

152

# Player Pos 6 Jerry Parks DB 5 Derrick Strait DB 5 Larry Roach DB 4 Marcus Walker DB 4 Brandon Everage DB 4 Roy Williams DB 4* Michael Thompson DB 4 Michael Thompson DB 4 Corey T. Ivy DB 4 Steve O’Shaughnessy DB 4 Kenith Pope DB * Big 12 Championship Game .

# 22 18 17 15 15 14 14

# 55 44 37 30 28 26 25 23 23 .

Player Roy Williams J.T. Thatcher Mike Woods Derrick Strait Derrick Strait Kenith Pope John Shelly

Player Derrick Strait Roy Williams Mike Woods Darrius Johnson Brandon Everage Rocky Calmus Darnell Walker Randy Hughes Rickey Dixon

Cl Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Sr. Jr. So.

Opponent, Year USC, 1988 Okla. St., 2001 Penn State, 1972 Oregon, 2006 Iowa State, 2002 North Texas, 2001 Kansas St., 2000 Texas A&M, 2000 Baylor, 1998 Auburn, 1971 Auburn, 1971

Pos DB DB DB DB DB DB DB

Cl Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Sr.

Pos DB DB DB DB DB LB DB DB DB

Year 2001 2000 1999 2001 2000 1972 1971

Years 2000-03 1999-01 1996-99 1992-95 2000-03 1998-01 1990-92 1972-74 1984-87

Fumble Recoveries - Game # 3

Player Opponent, Year Rick McCurdy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Syracuse, 1962

Fumble Recoveries - Season # 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Player Pos Derrick Strait DB Kelly Gregg DL Kevin Murphy DL Phil Tabor DL Lee Roy Selmon DL Mike Phillips DL Mike Struck DL Derland Moore DL Raymond Hamilton DL

Cl Sr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

Year Yds 2003 18 1998 0 1982 0 1976 0 1975 0 1975 0 1973 0 1972 0 1971 0

Fumble Recoveries - Career # 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6

Player Phil Tabor Richard Murray Lee Roy Selmon Raymond Hamilton Rocky Calmus Kevin Murphy Keith Stanberry Mike Phillips Jimbo Elrod Derland Moore Rufus Alexander Derrick Strait Frank Blevins Kevin Thompson Daryl Hunt Lucious Selmon

Pos DL DL DL DL LB DL DB DL DL DL LB DB LB DB LB DB

Years Yards 1975-78 0 1974-77 0 1972-75 0 1970-72 0 1998-01 42 1981-85 0 1981-84 0 1973-76 0 1973-75 0 1970-72 0 2003-06 0 2000-03 18 1987-90 0 1986-89 0 1975-78 0 1971-73 0

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First Downs - Game Total 38 37 37 36 36 35 35 34 34 33 33 33 33

Opponent Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Mexico St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rushing Yards - Game Total 768 758 711 681 629 609 594 584 566 565

Opponent Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Passing Yards - Game Total 429 429 414 413 394 390 389 387 387 374

Opponent Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Total Yards - Game Total 875 829 785 750 731 696 692 679 677 670

Opponent Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Points - Game Total 82 79 77 77 76 75 73 73 72 71

Opponent Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Mexico State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Utah State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Year 1988 1972 1972 1978 1991 2003 1980 1971 1989 2003 1956 1962 1975

Year 1988 1980 1971 1986 1978 1972 1974 1971 1986 1987

Year 1999 1999 2003 2004 2003 1999 2004 2000 1999 2000

Year 1980 1988 1971 1986 1972 1971 1978 1971 1972 1971

Yards Per Play - Season

Year Yards 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.6 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.7 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.6 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.5 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.1

Total Yards - Season

Year Yards 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,683 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,285 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,152 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,007 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,752 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,727 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,708 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,623 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,585 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,496

Yards Per Game - Season

Year Yards 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556.8 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507.7 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481.7 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479.3 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477.3 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475.7 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468.6 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462.1 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453.3 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448.9 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439.4

Total Points - Season

Year Points 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 592 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 471 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452

Points Per Game - Season Year 1980 2007 2003 1986 1942 1971 1989 1946 1974 1987

Year Points 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.6 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.5 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.0 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.9 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.3 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.3 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.1 1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.7 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.3 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.6 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.0


SEASON RECORDS

Win Percentage - Season

Pct. 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000

Rush Attempts/Game - Season

Rushing Yards - Season

Year Yards 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,635 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,001 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,896 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,827 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,818 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,335

1950

Year Yards 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469.6 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438.8 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416.8 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408.0 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401.5 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391.0 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361.4 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361.3 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356.5 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345.1

Pass Completions - Season

Year Comp 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Total Plays - Season

Year Plays 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,041 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,018 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,010 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 935 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 918 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 908 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 898

Plays Per Game - Season

Year Plays 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86.8 1969 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.8 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.6 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.4 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.9 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.7 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.5 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.2 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.7

Year Comp 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.8 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.9 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.2 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.4 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.6 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.3 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.3 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.9 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.4 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.6 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.4 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.4 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.4

Pass Attempts - Season

Year Attempts 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 566 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 532 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308

Pass Attempts/Game - Season

Year Attempts 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.2 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.9 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.6 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.3 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.2 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.9 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.6 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.0 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.0 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.6

Passing Yards - Season

Year Yards 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,109 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,929 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,750 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,615 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,298 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,142 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,828 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,682 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,328 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,214

HISTORY

Year Attempts 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.9 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.3 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68.6 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67.7 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66.8 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66.4 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.7 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.5 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.3 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.0

Rush Yards/Game - Season

Completions/Game - Season

SEASON REVIEW

Year Attempts 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 879 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 813 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 801 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 797 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 786 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 783 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 774 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 767 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 759 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 758

Year Yards 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.07 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.46 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.28 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.25 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.00 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.94 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.82 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.78 1949 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.64 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.52

Year Yards 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.3 1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.1 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.0 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.9 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.7 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.6 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.6 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.5 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.5 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.2

THE SOONERS

Rush Attempts - Season

Rush Yards/Attempt - Season

Punt Average - Season

COACHING STAFF

Year Record 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1949 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1954 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1915 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1911 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1918 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1898 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1897 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1896 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,278 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,141 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,117 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,101

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

Year Record 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0-0 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1-0 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2-0 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2-0 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-0-0 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-0-0 1949 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-0-0 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1-0 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1-0 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1-0 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1-0 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1-0 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1-0 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1-0 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1-0 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-2-0 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-3-0 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-3-0

BOOMER S OONER

Wins - Season

153

* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

Year Percent 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .673 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .660 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .642 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578 1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pass Yards/Game - Season

144 ALL-A MERICANS

SEASON RECORDS Year Yards 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321.7 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294.7 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293.5 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258.2 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253.7 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247.3 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201.3 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192.0 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191.6 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177.6

Completion Percent - Season

Interception Avoidance - Season

Year Percent 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .022 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 022 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .023 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 025 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 026 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 028 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 030 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 031 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .032 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .032

Punt Return Average - Season

Year Average 1948 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.6 1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.2 1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.9 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.4 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.2 1963 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.2 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.1 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.5 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.6 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.5

Kick Return Average - Season

Year Average 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.6 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.3 1939 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.8 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.6 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.5 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.3 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.8 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.9 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.7 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.6

First Downs - Season

Year Downs 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265

Year Turnovers 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 1967 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1942 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Turnovers/Game - Season

Year Turnovers 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.4 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6 1967 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.8 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.9 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0

Total 1 1 1 2 2 2 3

Opponent Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Washington State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 teams tied, last vs. Tulsa, 1987

Rush Yards Allowed - Game Total -52 -44 -33 -17 -8 -7 -7 -4 -4 -3 -3 -1 0

2008 OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL GUIDE

Year 1993 1938 1946 1948 1951 1938

Opponent Year Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 North Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1942 Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1951 Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1946 Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Texas Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Washington State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1938 Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983 Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1943

154

* SOONERSPORTS.COM

Total -2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 6 6

Opponent Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Total Yards Allowed - Game

Fewest Turnovers - Season

First Downs Allowed - Game

Pass Yards Allowed - Game

Total 14 31 32 38 41 43 46 50 50

Opponent Washington State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Year 1993 1937 1966 1975 1937 1974 1938 1942 1963 1945

Year 1938 1993 1943 1949 1951 1937 2004 1987 2001

Total Plays - Season

Year Yards 1954 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561 1960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 606 1961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 607 1959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611

Plays Per Game - Season

Year Plays 1938 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.4 1939 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.8 1947 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.8

Yards Per Play - Season

Year Yards 1938 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1 1948 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2

Yards Per Game - Season

Year Yards 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175.5 1954 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186.3 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190.6 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193.8 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195.2 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199.6 1958 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202.4 1963 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205.6 1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207.1

Rush Attempts Against - Season

Year Attempts 1954 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424 1964 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429


SEASON RECORDS Year Attempts 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.3 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.9 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.7 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.0 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.0 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.1 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.3 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.0 1964 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.2 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.3

Interceptions/Game - Season

Points Allowed/Game - Season

Turnovers Forced - Season

Turnovers Forced/Game - Season

Year Turnovers 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.0 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.0

1950

Yards Per Rush - Season

Year Yards 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 1954 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 1951 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.6 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.6

Pass Completions - Season

Year Comp. 1960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 1961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 1963 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 1959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 1950 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Pass Comp./Game - Season

Year Passes 1960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8 1961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.9 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.6 1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.6 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.7 1963 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.9 1959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.9

Year Attempts 1960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.1 1961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.6 1947 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.3 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.7 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.8 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.3 1963 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.6 1959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.9 1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.3 1950 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.3

Pass Yards Allowed - Season

Year Yards 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555 1960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 640 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 691 1961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703 1963 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 774 1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817 1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 873 1959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 893

Pass Yards Allowed/Game - Season

Year Yards 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.0 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.8 1960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64.0 1961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.3 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.4 1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.1 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.3 1963 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.0 1958 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.6 1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87.3

Comp. Percent Against - Season

Year Pct 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377 1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380 1961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410 1950 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431 1959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435 1965 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .436

* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

HISTORY

Year Turnovers 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 1976 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 1949 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Year Yards 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.7 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.4 1954 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87.0 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90.6 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90.9 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94.6 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95.1 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97.8 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98.7 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101.8

Pass Attempts/Game - Season

SEASON REVIEW

Year Points 1938 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.6 1958 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.1 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5 1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.6 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2 1954 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.8 1948 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.0 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.1

Rush Yards Allowed/Game - Season

Year Attempts 1960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 1961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 1963 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 1959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

THE SOONERS

Year Int 1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.6 1951 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.6 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 1967 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1

Year Yards 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716 1954 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 870 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 941 1951 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,049 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,087 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,091 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,106 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,136 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,166 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,173

Pass Attempts - Season

COACHING STAFF

Year Int 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 1951 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Rush Yards Allowed - Season

1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.0 1950 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.0

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

Interceptions - Season

1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.3 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.9 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7

BOOMER S OONER

Rush Attempts/Game - Season

155 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

BOWL TRADITION 1939 * ORANGE BOWL

1947 * GATOR BOWL

Miami, Fla. (32,191)

Jacksonville, Fla. (10,034)

TENNESSEE OKLAHOMA

17 0

N.C. STATE OKLAHOMA

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

OU 6 16-25 69 13-4-0 43-94 4-3 9-90 13-40

UT 15 51-197 63 27-10-1 64-260 2-1 16-130 12-36

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

Score by Quarter Tennessee 7 Oklahoma 0

3 0

7 0

Score by quarter N.C. State 7 0 Oklahoma 7 20

0 0

1949 * SUGAR BOWL

17 0

Scoring UT - Foxx 12-yd run (Wyatt run), 7-0 UT - Wyatt 32-yd FG, 10-0 UT - Wood 22-yd run (Wyatt kick), 17-0

13 34

OU 12 43-195 75 9-3-2 51-270 4-3 7-34 5-31.0 6 0

NCS 13 47-136 103 18-7-3 65-239 2-1 3-13 4-36.0 0 7

13 34

Scoring OU - Davis 1 yd run (Wallace kick), 0-7 NCSU - Phillips 63 yd pass from Turner (Byler kick) , 7-7 OU - Davis 7 yd run (Wallace kick), 7-14 OU - Golding 5 yd run (Wallace kick), 7-21 OU - Davis 5 yd run (kick failed), 7-27 NCSU - Palmer 8 yd run (kick failed), 13-27 OU - Owens 15 yd pass from Sarratt (Wallace kick), 13-34

Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - McCullough, 9-9 UT - Coffman, 12-56 Passing: OU - McCullough, 19-7-1-37 UT - Wood, 5-2-0-40 Receiving: OU - Clark, 3-30 UT - Cifers, 1-23 Game Summary This was the first Orange Bowl that featured two national powers as both teams were undefeated and untied. To lure the Sooners to Miami, the Orange Bowl director circled the Norman campus, leaving chalk messages that promoted the game. Tennessee’s powerful ground attack was too much for the Sooners, winners of 14 straight, as the Volunteers raced to a 17-0 victory in the fifth annual Orange Bowl. The victory was the 13th straight for the Vols, who were coached by Major Bob Neyland. The game was considered to be the roughest of all bowl games played that year as both teams combined for more than 200 yards in penalties.

Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Golding, 12-91 NCSU - Palmer, 10-70 Game Summary In a game that featured two of the marquee names in college football at the time, Oklahoma blasted North Carolina State 34-13 before an overflowing crowd of 10,000 in the second annual Gator Bowl. The Sooners did not take long to get on the scoreboard, two minutes to be exact, on an Eddie Davis one-yard plunge. N.C. State roared back to even the score, but OU put the game out of reach by scoring 20 second-quarter points and coasted from there. The marquee matchup was made possible because of the Tournament of Roses committee decision to match representatives of the Western Athletic Conference (now the Pac Ten) and the Big Nine, (now the Big 10). This agreement made it possible for teams not waiting for a possible Rose Bowl berth to be picked by the Gator Bowl committee.

156 2008 OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL GUIDE

New Orleans, La. (80,383)

* SOONERSPORTS.COM

NORTH CAROLINA OKLAHOMA First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

OU 14 65-186 43 4-1-0 229 1-1 40 5-36.8

Score by quarter North Carolina 6 Oklahoma 7

0 0

0 7

6 14 UNC 12 34-128 82 21-8-2 42-210 0-0 30 7-38.0 0 0

6 14

Scoring OU - Mitchell 1 yd run (Ming kick), 7-0 UNC - Rodgers 3 yd run (kick failed), 7-6 OU - Pearson 7 yd run (Ming kick), 14-6 Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Heath, 12-58 UNC - Justice, 16-84 Passing: OU - Royal, 1-1-0-43 UNC - Justice, 13-6-1-57 Receiving: OU - Anderson, 1-43 UNC - Weiner, 3-36 Game Summary It was legendary Coach Bud Wilkinson’s first bowl game as the fifth-ranked and underdog Sooners took on the third-ranked and unbeaten North Carolina Tar Heels accompanied by their All-America tailback Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice. Oklahoma upset the ‘Heels with the big play coming in the first quarter as linebacker Myrle Greathouse intercepted a pass and returned it 70 yards to set up Jack Mitchell’s one-yard run. The Sooners never trailed after that.


BOWL TRADITION 1951 * SUGAR BOWL

New Orleans, La. (82,000)

LOUISIANA STATE OKLAHOMA LSU 8 40-38 121 20-9-2 na-159 4-4 6-40 8-33.6

score by quarter LSU 0 0 Oklahoma 0 14

New Orleans, La. (80,206)

0 35 OU 10 55-286 74 11-2-4 na-360 4-4 8-40 7-37.4

0 0 7 14

0 35

13 7

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

UK 7 40-84 105 12-9-1 52-189 1-0 6-40 8-41.7

score by quarter Kentucky 7 Oklahoma 0

6 0

0 0

OU 18 59-189 38 8-3-1 67-227 7-5 2-30 6-33.4 0 7

13 7

Scoring UK - Jamerson 22 yd pass from Parilli (kick good), 7-0 UK - Jamerson 1 yd run (kick failed), 13-0 OU - Green 17 yd pass from Vessels (Weatherall kick), 13-7

Game Summary OU won its first national championship by going a perfect 10-0 in the regular season. However, Kentucky, coached by Paul “Bear” Bryant, upset the Sooners and broke a 31-game OU winning streak. OU lost a bowl-record five fumbles in falling behind 13-0. A fourth quarter 17-yard TD pass by Billy Vessels narrowed the margin but a come-from-behind effort was foiled by an interception in the final minute of play.

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

OU 10 47-208 22 6-4-0 53-230 2-2 7-45 7-31.3

score by quarter Maryland 0 Oklahoma 0

0 7

0 0

UM 13 52-176 36 12-5-1 64-212 2-1 3-15 5-29.0 0 0

0 7

Scoring OU - Grigg 25 yd run (Leake kick), 0-7 Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Grigg, 13-89 UM - Felton, 10-51 Passing: OU - Calame, 4-4-0-22 UM - Boxold, 9-3-1-42 Receiving: OU - Burris, 3-17 UM - Holan, 2-31 Game Summary It was the first game of the contract that pitted the Big Seven champion against the Atlantic Coast Conference champ. Maryland came into the game as the regular season national champion with OU rated fourth. Twice, the Terrapins had first down with the ball inside the 10-yard line, and both times the Sooner defense refused to allow any points on the scoreboard. Sooner tailback Larry Grigg scored the only TD of the game with a 25-yard scamper in the second period. The 1954 bowl game was the first bowl game in which the players had to play both ways. Sooner hero Grigg also played defensive back.

SEASON REVIEW

Game Summary Wilkinson’s team was rated second in the nation and it was the first one of his squads to post an undefeated record, 10-0. The game was one-sided and still stands as the largest margin of victory in OU bowl history. One of the many Sooner big plays was Leon Heath’s OU bowl record-breaking 86-yard TD run. The game was marred by an early-week incident where a former LSU player was caught spying on Sooner practices. It was the only time in Wilkinson’s career that he publicly blasted an opponent.

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THE SOONERS

Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Heath, 20-121 UK - Jamerson, 15-58 Passing: OU - Arnold, 5-2-0-21 UK - Parilli, 12-9-0-105 Receiving: OU - Vessels, 2-21 UK - Bruno, 3-57

Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Heath, 15-170 LSU - West, 5-26 Passing: OU - Pearson, 7-2-na-74 LSU - Pevy, 11-5-na-82 Receiving: OU - Goad, 1-40 LSU - Baggett, 4-50

MARYLAND OKLAHOMA

COACHING STAFF

Scoring OU - Thomas 34 yd pass from Pearson (Tipps kick), 7-0 OU - Thomas 5 yd run (Tipps kick), 14-0 OU - Heath 86 yd run (Tipps kick), 21-0 OU - Royal 5 yd run (Tipps kick), 28-0 OU - Heath 34 yd run (Tipps kick), 35-0

KENTUCKY OKLAHOMA

Miami, Fla. (68,640)

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

1954 * ORANGE BOWL

BOOMER S OONER

1950 * SUGAR BOWL

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1956 * ORANGE BOWL

1958 * ORANGE BOWL

Miami, Fla. (75,561)

MARYLAND OKLAHOMA First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

OU 16 64-202 53 10-4-1 74-255 1-1 3-35 8-34.5

score by quarter Maryland 0 Oklahoma 0

6 0 0 14

1959 * ORANGE BOWL

Miami, Fla. (76,561)

6 20 UM 9 47-187 46 10-3-3 57-233 3-2 7-61 7-40.4 0 6

6 20

Scoring UM - Vereb 15 yd run (kick failed), 6-0 OU - McDonald 4 yd run (Pricer kick), 6-7 OU - O’Neal 1 yd run (Pricer kick), 6-14 OU - Dodd 82 yd interception return (kick failed), 6-20

Game Summary This time it was OU that carried the number one ranking into the game with Maryland ranked third, having lost just one game during the regular season. The Sooners, a perfect 10-0 and in the midst of their 47-game winning streak, trailed 6-0 at the half. The Sooners went into their famous “fast break offense” in the second half and scored three times to post their second Orange Bowl victory. It was the second national championship for Oklahoma.

DUKE OKLAHOMA

21 48

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

OU 11 44-165 114 18-9-3 62-279 2-1 12-150 7-34.7

score by quarter Duke 0 Oklahoma 7

7 7

DU 16 69-231 97 13-8-2 82-328 3-2 3-25 10-28.1

7 7 7 27

21 48

Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Thomas, 13-62 Duke - Carlton, 15-84 Passing: OU - Hobby, 4-3-0-48 Duke - Brodhead, 6-4-1-60 Receiving: OU - Baker, 1-29 Duke - Latimore, 3-33 Game Summary The 47-game winning streak had been broken earlier in the season, but the Sooners still came into the game ranked No. 4. Duke, the ACC winner, was unranked. Oklahoma got only six first downs, lost the total offense battle (328 yards to 279) and picked up an OU bowl-record 165 yards in penalties, but used two interception returns for TD, including an OU bowl record 94-yarder from David Baker, two fumble recoveries, a blocked punt and a bad snap from center to win going away. The 48 points marked an all-time OU bowl record that stood until matched by the ‘91 Gator Bowl team.

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Scoring OU - Baker 94 yd int. return (Dodd kick), 0-7 OU - Thomas 13 yd run (Dodd kick), 0-14 DU - McElhaney 1 yd run (Carlton kick), 7-14 OU - Dodd 1 yd run (Dodd kick), 7-21 DU - McElhaney 4 yd run (Carlton kick), 14-21 OU - Sandefer 4 yd run (Dodd kick), 14-28 OU - Baker 29 yd pass from Hobby (Boyd kick) , 14-35 DU - Dutrow 8 yd run (Carlton kick), 21-35 OU - Hobby 9 yd pass from Baker (McDaniel kick), 21-42 OU - Carpenter 73 yd int. of lateral (kick failed), 21-48

Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Harris, 9-50 UM - Vereb, 8-108 Passing: OU - Harris, 5-3-0-34 UM - Beightol, 7-2-2-35 Receiving: OU - Burris, 2-28 UM - Cooke, 1-21

7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

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SYRACUSE OKLAHOMA

6 21

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

OU 12 44-152 93 4-3-0 48-245 2-1 3-35 8-37.0

SU 18 56-239 72 25-10-2 81-311 2-2 4-20 8-31.2

score by quarter Syracuse 0 Oklahoma 14

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6 0

0 7

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Scoring OU - Gautt 42 yd run (PAT failed), 0-6 OU - Coyle 79 yd pass from Hobby (PAT pass), 0-14 OU - Hobby 40 yd punt return (Hobby kick), 0-21 SU - Weber 15 yd run (Weber kick), 6-21 Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Gautt, 6-94 SU - Anderson, 12-58 Passing: OU - Hobby, 1-1-0-79 SU - Zimmerman, 22-10-1-72 Receiving: OU - Coyle, 1-79 SU - Stevens, 5-43 Game Summary Waiving the “no repeat rule” because of a new bowl contract, the Sooners played in their second consecutive Orange Bowl, defeating the Orangemen from Syracuse, 21-6. The Sooners were led by Prentice Gautt who scored the game’s first TD on the second play of the game with a 42-yard run. Gautt averaged an OU bowl-record 15.7-yards every time he touched the ball. It was the Sooners’ fourth straight Orange Bowl victory. Oklahoma ended the season ranked fifth in the nation, its only loss a one-pointer to Texas.


BOWL TRADITION 1965 * GATOR BOWL

Miami, Fla. (73,380)

Jacksonville, Fla. (50,408)

ALABAMA OKLAHOMA

17 0

OU 10 52-154 106 8-4-0 60-260 2-2 1-5 10-34.0

score by quarter Alabama 7 Oklahoma 0

7 0

3 0

UA 15 50-174 86 17-9-1 67-260 1-1 1-12 8-40.5 0 0

FLORIDA STATE OKLAHOMA First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

FSU 29 217 303 36-23-1 59-520 2-2 9-52 1-26.0

score by quarter Florida State 6 18 Oklahoma 7 0

17 0

OU 13 71 209 22-10-4 52-280 1-1 7-35 6-38.0

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

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score by quarter Tennessee 0 0 14 10 Oklahoma 7 12 0 7

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Scoring FSU - Ehler 69 yd interception (PAT failed), 6-0 OU - Kennedy 1 yd run (Metcalf kick), 6-7 FSU - Biletnikoff 15 yd pass from Tensi (PAT failed), 12-7 FSU - Biletnikoff 14 yd pass from Tensi (PAT failed), 18-7 FSU - Biletnikoff 10 yd pass from Tensi (PAT failed), 24-7 OU - Pannell 2 yd run, (PAT failed), 24-13 FSU - Floyd 14 yd pass from Tensi (PAT failed), 30-13 OU - Hart 95 yd pass from Fletcher (PAT failed), 30-19 FSU - Biletnikoff 6 yd pass from Tensi (PAT failed), 36-19 Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Ringer, 7-41 FSU - Spooner, 27-125 Passing: OU - Fletcher, 7-3-0-117 FSU - Tensi, 36-23-4-303 Receiving: OU - Hart, 6-165 FSU - Biletnikoff, 13-192

UT 18 44-172 160 na 68-332 1-1 4-27 2-32 24 26

Scoring OU - Warmack 7 yd run (Vashon kick), 0-7 OU - Hinton 20 yd pass from Warmack (kick failed), 0-13 OU - Owens 1 yd run (PAT failed), 0-19 UT - Glover 36 yd interception return (Kremser kick), 7-19 UT - Fulton 5 yd run (Kremser kick), 14-19 UT - Kremser 26 yd field goal, 17-19 OU - Stephenson 25 yd interception (Vashon kick), 17-26 UT - Warren 1 yd run (Kremser kick), 24-26 Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Warmack, 17-81 UT - Chadwick, 12-72 Passing: OU - Warmack, 18-9-2-107 UT - Warren, 23-12-2-160 Receiving: OU - Hinton, 5-87 UT - Flowers, 4-59 Game Summary Oklahoma had won the Big Eight title in Chuck Fairbank’s first year as head coach. Although a slight underdog to the Vols, OU broke out to a 19-0 halftime lead. Tennessee came back to narrow the Sooner lead to 19-17 before Oklahoma defensive back Bob Stephenson picked off a pass and raced 24 yards to give OU an all important insurance TD. The Sooners desperately needed the insurance when Dewey Warren plowed in from a yard out. The Volunteers then missed a potential game-winning field goal as the gun went off.

HISTORY

Game Summary Florida State used a sophisticated passing attack to win easily. To add insult to injury, four of the Seminoles’ TD passes were thrown on fourth-down plays. Four Oklahoma players had been found ineligible the night before the game because they had signed pro contracts which was in violation of NCAA rules. FSU wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff finished the game with 13 receptions for 192 yards and four TDs.

OU 18 50-203 107 18-9-3 68-310 0-0 2-10 5-47

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SEASON REVIEW

Game Summary It was Bud Wilkinson’s last bowl game. Paul “Bear” Bryant, coaching his alma mater, repeated his victory as the coach at Kentucky in the 1951 Sugar Bowl with a 17-0 triumph. LB Lee Roy Jordan, the MVP, and quarterback Joe Namath led the Crimson Tide to the victory. The Sooners had first and goal twice in the first half, but fumbles ended OU’s chances and the Sooners never really threatened again. The lone highlight for the Oklahoma team was a visit by President John F. Kennedy to the Sooners’ locker room. Although President Kennedy claimed neutrality, it was obvious by the grimace on his face he was backing the Oklahoma team.

TENNESSEE OKLAHOMA

THE SOONERS

Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Grisham, 28-107 UA - Versprille, 14-52 Passing: OU - Fletcher, 1-1-0-56 UA - Namath, 17-9-1-86 Receiving: OU - Bumgardner, 1-56 UA - Williamson, 4-58

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COACHING STAFF

Scoring UA - Williamson 25 yd pass from Namath (Davis kick), 7-0 UA - Clark 15 yd run (Davis kick), 14-0 UA - Davis 19 yd field goal, 17-0

6 6

Miami, Fla. (77,993)

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

1968 * ORANGE BOWL

BOOMER S OONER

1963 * ORANGE BOWL

159 1950

* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

BOWL TRADITION 1968 * BLUEBONNET BOWL

1970 * BLUEBONNET BOWL

Houston, Texas (53,543)

Houston, Texas (53,832)

SMU OKLAHOMA First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average score by quarter SMU 0 Oklahoma 7

OU 23 53-176 294 37-18-3 90-479 1-1 6-55 6-38.2

28 27 SMU 22 33-72 281 43-22-2 76-353 2-2 4-34 7-41.0

0 6 22 0 14 6

28 27

Scoring OU - Warmack 8 yd run (Derr kick), 0-7 OU - Barr 21 yd pass from Owens (Derr kick), 0-14 SMU - Richardson 1 yd run (kick failed), 6-14 OU - Denton 22 yd pass from Ripley (Derr kick), 6-21 SMU - Richardson 18 yd run (Lesser kick), 13-21 SMU - Levias 11 yd pass from Hixson (Lesser kick), 20-21 SMU - Fleming 19 yd pass from Hixson (PAT good) , 28-21 OU - Barr 20 yd pass from Ripley (kick failed), 28-27

ALABAMA OKLAHOMA First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

24 24

UA 21 43-229 199 27-14-0 70-428 2-1 7-50 4-37.0

score by quarter Alabama 7 7 Oklahoma 7 14

New Orleans, La. (84,031)

3 0

OU 19 60-349 66 7-5-0 67-415 3-2 3-42 5-37.0 7 3

24 24

Scoring OU - Pruitt 58 yd run (Derr kick), 0-7 UA - Moore 4 yd pass from Hunter (Clemmy kick), 7-7 OU - Pruitt 25 yd run (Derr kick), 7-14 UA - Bailey 5 yd pass from Hunter (Clemmy kick), 14-14 OU - Wylie 2 yd run (Derr kick), 14-21 UA - Clemmy 21 yd field goal, 17-21 UA - Hunter 25 yd pass from Musso (Clemmy kick), 24-21 OU - Derr 42 yd field goal, 24-24 Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Crosswhite, 20-111 UA - Musso, 27-138 Passing: OU - Mildren, 7-5-0-66 UA - Hunter, 26-13-1-174 Receiving: OU - Harrison, 2-45 UA - Bailey, 4-86

Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Owens, 36-113 SMU - Richardson, 18-76 Passing: OU - Ripley, 22-10-2-153 SMU - Hixson, 43-22-2-281 Receiving: OU - Barr, 8-138 SMU - Levias, 8-112 Tackles: OU - Casteel, 12 SMU - Cormier, 14 Game Summary OU led 20-6 entering the fourth but SMU’s Chuck Hixson, passing for 281 yards, led a comeback that produced a 28-21 lead. OU, without injured QB Bob Warmack, narrowed the margin to one on a pass from Mickey Ripley, but missed a two-point conversion for the lead. One last chance came after recovering an onside kick but a field goal attempt from inside the SMU 30-yard line went wide as time expired.

Game Summary The emergence of the wishbone and Greg Pruitt were late-season developments that propelled OU to four wins in its last five games and a postseason invitation. The Sooners had switched to the wishbone and they were running it to perfection by the time the bowl game rolled around. The “bone” produced 349 yards rushing and touchdown runs of 58 and 25 yards by All-American Greg Pruitt, but the Sooners still needed a late field goal by Bruce Derr to forge the tie with the Crimson Tide.

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AUBURN OKLAHOMA First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

22 40

OU 28 439 11 4-1-0 1-1 2-12 5-35.4

score by quarter Auburn 0 0 Oklahoma 19 12

AU 15 40 250 45-20-2 2-2 0-0 5-48.6

7 15 3 6

22 40

Scoring OU - Crosswhite 4 yd run (kick failed), 0-6 OU - Mildren 5 yd run (Carroll kick), 0-13 OU - Mildren 4 yd run (kick failed), 0-19 OU - Mildren 7 yd run (kick failed), 0-25 OU - Wylie 71 yd punt return (kick failed), 0-31 AU - Unger 1 yd run (Jett kick), 7-31 OU - Carroll 53 yd field goal, 7-34 AU - Unger 1 yd run (Jett kick), 14-34 OU - Pruitt 2 yd run (kick failed), 14-40 AU - Cannon 11 yd pass from Sullivan (Beck run), 22-40 Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Mildren, 30-149 AU - Unger, 6-38 Passing: OU - Mildren, 4-1-0-11 AU - Sullivan, 44-20-1-250 Receiving: OU - Chandler, 1-11 AU - Beasley, 6-117 Tackles: OU - Selmon, Driscoll 7 AU - Yearout, 16 Game Summary OU had lost only one game, the “Game of the Century” to Nebraska on Thanksgiving Day. Auburn featured Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan. It was run versus pass, with OU’s runners prevailing. The Sooners roared to a 31-0 halftime lead and amassed 439 yards rushing by game’s end, a new Oklahoma and Sugar Bowl record. QB Jack Mildren, playing in the final game of his brilliant college career, scored a Sugar Bowl record three times. OU finished second in the polls to Nebraska with another Big Eight team, Colorado, finishing third.


BOWL TRADITION 1976 * ORANGE BOWL

New Orleans, La. (72,316)

1976 * FIESTA BOWL

Miami, Fla. (80,307)

PENN STATE OKLAHOMA

0 14

Tucson, Ariz. (46,315)

MICHIGAN OKLAHOMA

6 14

OU 20 76-278 175 12-7-0 88-453 8-5 3-55 8-32.7

PSU 11 28-50 147 31-12-1 59-197 6-4 3-15 10-42.9

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

OU 16 65-282 63 5-3-0 70-345 4-1 9-40 9-34.9

UM 12 52-169 33 30-2-3 72-202 1-0 5-26 10-38.6

score by quarter Penn State 0 Oklahoma 7

0 0

0 0

score by quarter Michigan 0 Oklahoma 0

0 7

6 7

0 7

0 14

6 14

Scoring OU - Brooks 39 yd run (DiRienzo kick), 0-7 OU - Davis 9 yd run (DiRienzo kick), 0-14 UM - Bell 2 yd run (kick failed), 6-14

0 6

0 7 7 14

7 41

Scoring OU - Peacock 3 yd run (von Schamann kick), 0-7 OU - Ivory 4 yd run (von Schamann kick), 0-14 OU - von Schamann 32 yd field goal, 0-17 OU - von Schamann 50 yd field goal, 0-20 OU - Peacock 15 yd run (von Schamann kick), 0-27 OU - Cumby 4 yd run (von Schamann kick), 0-34 OU - Shepard 8 yd run (von Schamann kick), 0-41 UW - Jones 1 yd run (Christopulos kick), 7-41 Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Shepard, 7-85 UW - Jones, 14-68 Passing: OU - Blevins, 3-2-0-14 UW - Clayton, 14-5-4-54 Receiving: OU - Hatcher, 2-14 UW - Howard, 3-45 Tackles: OU - Reese, 7 UW - Coleman, 8 Game Summary This was a mismatch that was decided early on as Oklahoma rolled up almost 500 yards in total offense and cruised to an easy victory. The Sooners led 27-0 at the third quarter mark before the reserves added two more scores in the fourth period. OU did not punt the entire game, the only time in Sooner bowl history that had happened.

HISTORY

*Note that this Sugar Bowl game was played on December 31, 1972, instead of the traditional New Year’s Day.

score by quarter Wyoming 0 Oklahoma 14

UW 14 42-153 51 19-6-5 61-204 5-1 4-30 5-25.2 27:42 9-15

SEASON REVIEW

Game Summary Played for the first time on New Year’s Eve, the Sugar Bowl brought the Big Eight Champion Sooners to do battle with Joe Paterno’s fifthranked Nittany Lions. The Sooner defense posted a shutout while allowing only 11 first downs and 49 yards rushing the entire game. It was the first year that freshmen were eligible and Sooner wide receiver Tinker Owens celebrated with five catches, good for 132 yards and one touchdown. It was also the last game for Sooner head coach Chuck Fairbanks who left for the NFL the following spring.

Game Summary It was Oklahoma’s first bowl trip under legendary head coach Barry Switzer and a storybook setting. Ohio State, the No. 1-ranked team in the country, had lost in the Rose Bowl earlier in the afternoon. The upset gave the Sooners an opportunity to win the national championship if they could beat the Michigan Wolverines coached by Bo Schembechler. A 39-yard end around by Billy Brooks and a nine-yard keeper by Steve Davis were enough for a 14-6 victory and a fifth national championship.

OU 24 74-415 23 5-3-0 79-438 6-3 2-20 0-0 32:18 11-20

THE SOONERS

Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Washington, 17-73 UM - Leach, 13-62 Passing: OU - Davis, 5-3-0-63 UM - Leach, 15-2-3-30 Receiving: OU - Owens, 3-63 UM - Bell, 1-17

Statistics Leaders Rushing: OU - Pruitt, 21-86 PSU - Nagle, 10-22 Passing: OU - Robertson, 6-3-0-88 PSU - Hufnagel, 31-12-1-147 Receiving: OU - Owens, 5-132 PSU - Scott, 3-59 Tackles: OU - Lucious Selmon, 7 PSU - Skorupan, 13

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average Time of Possession Third Down Conv.

COACHING STAFF

Scoring OU - Owens 27 yd pass from Robertson (Fulcher kick), 7-0 OU - Crosswhite 1 yd run (Fulcher kick), 14-0

0 0

7 41

2 0 0 8 S EAS ON

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

WYOMING OKLAHOMA

BOOMER S OONER

1972 * SUGAR BOWL*

161 1950

* 1955 * 1956 * 1974 * 1975 * 1985 * 2000

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


7 NATI ONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

41 CO NF ERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

24 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

144 ALL-A MERICANS

6 4 NAT IONAL AWARD WINNERS

BOWL TRADITION 1978 * ORANGE BOWL

1979 * ORANGE BOWL

Miami, Fla. (69,500)

Miami, Fla. (66,635)

ARKANSAS OKLAHOMA First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes-Comp-Int Plays-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Average

OU 14 49-230 80 14-7-0 63-310 4-3 5-25 5-44.4

score by quarter Arkansas 14 Oklahoma 0

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1980 * ORANGE BOWL

31 6 ARK 15 60-317 90 12-7-1 72-407 2-1 7-50 4-40.5 7 6

31 6

Scoring ARK - Sales 1 yd run (Little kick), 7-0 ARK - Sales 4 yd run (Little kick), 14-0 ARK - Calcagni 1 yd run (Little kick), 21-0 ARK - Little 32 yd field goal, 24-0 OU - Hicks 8 yd pass from Blevins (kick failed), 24-6 ARK - White 20 yd run (Little kick), 31-6

Game Summary Called by Barry Switzer, “the most disappointing loss of my career,” OU was a victim of one of the biggest upsets in bowl history. When Notre Dame downed Texas in the Cotton Bowl, OU was in the running for a national championship. A big win over Arkansas might impress the voters and secure the crown for the Sooners. As a result, Switzer went against his own strategy by choosing to receive the opening kickoff rather than play defense. OU fumbled inside its own 10 on the third play of the