NCAA The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time  

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A list of the best Oklahoma Sooners of all time. Beginning in 1895, the University of Oklahoma began its illustrious football program. To many in the Heartland, Oklahoma football has maintained a standard of excellence since that time. The school has been long associated with winning football and has produced some of the best players in college football history.

Oklahoma has a history of winning national titles, with seven claimed and a whopping ten unclaimed championships. Oklahoma is known for having one of the most fearsome defensive lines in college football history. Led by pro football Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma can boast having a number of powerhouses along its defensive front. That doesn't even include the school's five Heisman Trophy winners. Sam Bradford is the most recent Oklahoma Sooner to bring the Heisman back to Norman. During his time in school, Bradford set a number of records and was the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft when he was selected by the St. Louis Rams.

Other famous players who are considered some of the greatest Sooners ever are flamboyant linebacker Brian Bosworth and running back Adrian Peterson. All Day powered Oklahoma to the 2004 BCS Championship game where it succumbed to USC. In fact, Oklahoma Sooners running backs have been among the best in college football. Since Bob Stoops became head coach in 1998, Oklahoma has had some of its best players and has a prosperous run. The school is a fixture in both the AP and Coaches Poll.

This is the list of the best Oklahoma Sooners football players of all time. If you notice a player who deserves to be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Sooners player ever. 
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1
657 213
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

2
300 58
Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
MateoArrizabalaga added Baker Mayfield

3
465 157
Billy Sims is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time

4
414 144
Lee Roy Selmon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive end

5
464 181
Brian Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

6
294 94
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Safety

7
348 127
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

8
273 88
Gerald McCoy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle

9
406 162
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

10
256 89
Joe Washington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

11
209 76
Steve Owens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

12
230 90
Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tight end

13
251 103
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14
120 20
Sterling Shepard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Silverhammer added Sterling Shepard

Wide Receiver

15
167 61
Tommie Harris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle

16
153 51
Marcus Dupree is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

17
149 50
Trent Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time

18
178 71
Greg Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

19
169 67
Rocky Calmus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

20
173 70
Tony Casillas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

21
158 58
Lucious Selmon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive lineman

22
138 47
Dewey Selmon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

23
185 88
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

24
128 52
Tommy McDonald is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

25
91 26
Jamelle Holieway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

26
82 26
J.C. Watts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

27
119 55
Billy Vessels is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back, Halfback

28
94 44
Teddy Lehman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

29
82 31
Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tight end

30
106 52
Jack Mildren is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

31
104 61
Josh Heupel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

32
57 21
Steve Davis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

33
94 51
Rod Shoate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

34
85 46
Mark Gregory Clayton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Wide receiver

35
86 50
Jimbo Elrod is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

36
76 47
Derrick Strait is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Cornerback

37
50 24
Spencer Tillman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

38
44 22
Uwe von Schamann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Placekicker

39
71 46
Jammal Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tackle

40
40 19
Tinker Owens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Wide receiver

41
44 24
Thomas Lott is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Thomas Lott

42
41 21
Rickey Dixon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

43
72 51
Landry Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

44
35 18
Elvis Peacock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

45
36 23
Torrance Marshall is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

46
119 100
Darren Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
MikeHigley added Darren Kilpatrick

47
53 42
George Cumby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

48
58 48
Rick Bryan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

49
28 15
Cedric Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive end

50
31 18
Buster Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Wide receiver